A new Chromebook 2 configuration features a Bay Trail Celeron processor instead of Samsung's Exynos chip, while Dell's Chromebook 11 gets a Core i3 Haswell CPU option.
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John Morris and Sean Portnoy deliver straight talk about notebook and desktop computers.
John Morris is a former executive editor at CNET Networks and senior editor at PC Magazine.
Sean Portnoy is a former executive editor at Computer Shopper magazine and editor at CNET Networks.
Like its competitors, this compact system runs Windows 8.1 while it waits for the Steam OS to be released.
In addition to its new micro-sized PC, the world's largest computer supplier has also boosted its ThinkCentre E63z all-in-one with an Intel Core i3 processor.
If we really are in a post-PC era, someone forgot to tell Intel. The company's latest results show its traditional PC and server businesses remain strong, even as it prepares for a different world.
A Silent Circle exec says the company will add a new device alongside its existing security-focused phone, which encrypts calls, texts, and Web browsing.
Another living room system that was announced as a Steam Machine back in January hits the market with Valve's SteamOS platform nowhere in sight.
If encryption just isn't secure enough for you, these new solid-state drives will wipe their data or even physically fragment their flash memory when the owner sends the device an SMS message.
The company claims that the new flagship 980M provides up to 80 percent of the performance of its desktop equivalent.
The new lineup is being marketed as both a workstation and a gaming notebook, complete with a quad-core Intel Core i7 processor and Nvidia GeForce GTX 860M graphics.
Chip makers are racing to complete new technology with 3-D transistors to meet demand for mobile devices that are faster and more efficient.