November 3, 2012

New Sensors, Features Push PCs Forward

Brian Westover, PC Magazine


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If your definition of a PC has to do with a monitor, a keyboard, and a mouse, then get ready to update your dictionary. The number of ways you can interact with and use your laptop has just expanded further than it has in years. With designs that convert from laptop to tablet, and the tablet-centric nature of Windows 8 and Windows RT, new hybrid laptops are being outfitted with integrated sensors previously associated with smartphones and standalone tablets. The result is a slew of new sensors becoming standard, several existing technologies gaining new importance, and technology on the horizon offering even further expansion for the once moribund PC.

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