For decades, hardware makers have built huge PC businesses on the back of Microsoft, which provided the companies with software. But that model has radically evolved in recent years. Can Acer keep up with the changes?
Each year tech companies will try and tell you what gadgets to get for Christmas by blabbing on about RIM, RAM and terrabytes. Yawn. And don’t even get us started on the pink and sparkly gifts of season’s past. But fear not—no returns will be necessary if you write this year’s letter to Santa with a little help from Lady Geek.. Whether you are looking to give or receive (or just receive…), these are our favorite gadgets that belong on everyone’s wishlists.
How'd HP do it? Seemingly by just slashing the price to $99. But even at bargain basement prices, consumers want usability. For other also-ran tablets who aspire to nip at Apple's heels, there's a lesson here in finding the sweet spot between price, design, and function.