With billions of mobile devices up for grabs, chipmakers are racing to add more cores, implement 64-bit computing, support higher-resolution displays and better cameras, and integrate faster LTE wireless.
Laptops & Desktops
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.
The company has overclocked the controller and NAND flash, slapped a skull on the new solid-state drives, and priced them from $249 when they become available next month.
The new solid-state drives will be among the first to use the company's latest 19nm MLC NAND flash memory.
The hybrid notebook sports a 360-degree hinge to allow users to fold the display into tablet mode.
The first 8-inch tablet offering 4G connectivity for under $250.
The open-air chassis, with room for six graphics cards, is currently seeking funding on Indiegogo from miners looking to build their own cryptocurrency PC.
Though the company is introducing its new desktop graphics flagship without much fanfare, a number of gaming PCs will be shipping with the new board.
After shooting for the high end of the tablet PC market with the launch of the Galaxy Pro line, Samsung goes after a different customer with a budget 7-inch model.
While desktop sales are declining overall, the company says tiny PCs have been responsible for over a million sales in the last year.
Walmart's sale runs through March 7, and the company will also give you at least $100 for any iPad you trade in. Target's deal, starting tomorrow, is good for the next week.