By Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla
Microsoft’s Surface Pro device is the closest in bridging the gap between tablet and notebook but it has failed to capture mass adoption. What can make the Surface a better selling device?
The idea of using a laptop that can double as a tablet isn’t new, but the variations in design have kept the concept relatively fresh, with no one design having emerged above all others. Some consistency is forming, however, and for students heading back to school, this group of convertible Windows PCs can rotate backwards 360-degrees.
To offer alternatives to hated phone contracts, some carriers have since launched “tab” options where the balance of the phone subsidy can be paid off much faster than a two-year contract. But if that tab is paid off much sooner, does it spell the end of the contract, and does it automatically include a discount on a monthly plan?
Today’s PC can do a lot more than its predecessors – but then again, the return of the Restore button might be nice. Other interesting technology from the past will be on display at a special PC Museum open house.
Livescribe has had a good run for the last several years making smart pens that have turned ordinary penmanship on paper into digital content that can save precious time in productivity. The Livescribe 3 Smart Pen continues the tradition, but does so in a way that walls off users who don’t have an iPhone or iPad.
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