Apple is still selling the new tablet at its original $499 price, however.
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John Morris is a former executive editor at CNET Networks and senior editor at PC Magazine.
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The chip giant's new modem is already built into the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 LTE tablet being sold overseas.
A 24-inch LCD powered by Android Jelly 4.2 is available for $529, while a 22-inch version will cost $399 when it's released in December.
In a surprise to no one, Apple continues to make its notebooks difficult to fix and upgrade.
With the new PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on the way, Alienware tries to make PC gaming a slightly better deal.
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In an age of hybrid tablet/notebooks and Ultrabooks, Gateway releases what's essentially a $329.99 Windows 8 netbook.
The Android-based Venue 7 starts at $149.99, while the Venue 8 Pro running Windows 8.1 is priced from $299.99.
The new model will join a growing list of Windows 8.1 slates when it ships later this month, starting at $329.99 for a 32GB version.