Highlights from the refreshed notebooks include a version of the Envy TouchSmart 14 Ultrabook with 3,200x1,600 screen and the $399 Pavilion 11 TouchSmart.
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This 11.6-inch Windows 8 device swivels between tablet and notebook mode, but it doesn't do so cheaply.
While the original Yoga 11 ran Windows RT and was powered by an ARM chip, the new version offers Intel's Ivy Bridge processors and runs either Windows 8 or Windows 8 Pro.
Is this another sign of Windows RT's inability to connect with the buying public?
There are plenty of reasons to be skeptical of Shield, Nvidia's Android-based gaming device, which begins shipping in June for $350. But after trying out a prototype, I'm not writing it off just yet.
The new computer should outmuscle Android consoles using mobile chips, and may be able to run the Linux version of Steambox.
More than five years after Intel first announced Atom, the company has introduced the first top-to-bottom redesign of its low-power processor. With the Silvermont microarchitecture, does Intel finally have all the ingredients to challenge ARM in smartphones and tablets?
Joining AMD's previous lines of desktop RAM, the new RG2133 memory series runs at 2133MHz and starts at $155 for a 16GB kit.
Featuring Intel Ivy Bridge processors and the company's Exmor R CMOS sensor in their webcam, the new Windows 8 notebooks start at $549.
The company looks to appeal to small businesses with better-designed notebooks than their blander predecessors.