Details of Microsoft's recently announced plan to extend the life of Windows XP for ultra low-cost PCs are trickling out. IDG News got its hands on what it says are Microsoft documents outlining the program for PC manufacturers.
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.
Gateway has overhauled its desktop line with new models ranging for the $550 budget DX series to the over-clocked FX gaming rig, which tops out at around $3,800. The most noteworthy part of the announcement is that several models (including some retail-only ones) are now available with the 64-bit version of Windows Vista.
Dell has released a new version of its top-of-the-line gaming desktop, and it is a major update. The XPS 730 series is the company's first gaming rig to come--in some configurations--factory over-clocked, and Dell says it is capable of playing Crysis, a notoriously demanding first-person shooter, at a resolution of 1,920x1,200 at 30 frames per second.
Lenovo announced today that its new 11-inch widescreen laptop for consumers is now available online.The IdeaPad U110 was one of three notebook models Lenovo announced at CES in January when the company rolled out its new consumer brand, which includes IdeaPad laptops, and outside of the U.
Coverage of the Apple iMac refresh fell into two camps.The first consists of the usual specs and prices.
Rumors of Windows XP's demise have been greatly exaggerated. I wrote about Dell's downgrade program in a post earlier this week. Now HP and Lenovo also plan to offer Windows XP to business customers after Microsoft's official cut-off date of June 30.
Those under-sized, ultra low-cost laptops continue to generate over-sized news. No, the Dell 500 isn't an ultra low-cost laptop.
Looks like computer makers were inspired by Earth Day. And while plenty of PC prototypes never see the light of day, these eco-PCs should be on sale sometime later this year.
Fujitsu released today a new desktop and refreshed most of its notebook line in Japan.
It's been a rough couple of weeks for the operating system everyone loves to hate.