The chip giant's latest device for schoolchildren features a detachable 10-inch tablet, magnifying lens and temperature sensor probe, and Windows 8.1.
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Packing a pair of R9 290X GPUs, the new board also features closed-loop liquid cooling and a not-so-cool $1,499 price tag.
The new models include 7-inch, 8-inch, and 10-inch slates with 1,280x800 screens, starting at just $129.
The promotion is part of the push to retire the aging OS and will run through April 19.
Like the consumer-based Slate 8 Pro, this 8-inch device packs an Nvidia Tegra 4 processor, but it runs Android 4.4 KitKat.
The company claims its new notebooks, due in May, offer features their ruggedized competition currently lack.
Unlike the 22nm Bay Trail processors, Braswell will use a 14nm manufacturing process, though no launch date has been announced.
The board adds the Hawaii GPU and 16GB of video RAM to handle up to a half-dozen 4K monitors simultaneously, but no pricing has been announced.
For the price, you get a massive 1080p HD screen, Intel Haswell processor, and choice of Windows 7 Pro or Windows 8.1 Pro.
To kick off its annual GPU Technology Conference this week, Nvidia announced new products for the PC, mobile and cloud, and updated its technology roadmaps for GeForce GPUs and Tegra mobile chips.
The new super-board combines a pair of Kepler GPUs, 12GB of graphic memory, and a sky-high price tag.
The latest PCs designed for cryptocurrency mining feature AMD Radeon R9 graphics cards and start at $989.
The notebook's 15.6-inch screen can offer 282 pixels per inch, but the company hasn't revealed a price for the privilege.
It looks like Huawei's dual-OS smartphone is going the way of the Asus Transformer Book Duet. The concept of a device that can run both Android and Windows holds a lot of appeal. But as long as Google, Microsoft and Apple have competing ecosystems, it is unlikely to see the light of day.
Min-Liang Tan wants to reinvent the desktop with the company's Project Christine concept, but says he faces resistance from manufacturers.
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