The company hopes to expand the base of developers working on 3D mobile sensing by reducing the price of entry to $512.
Laptops & Desktops
John Morris and Sean Portnoy deliver straight talk about notebook and desktop computers.
Sean Portnoy started his tech writing career at ZDNet nearly a decade ago. He then spent several years as an editor at Computer Shopper magazine, most recently serving as online executive editor. He received a B.A. from Brown University and an M.A. from the University of Southern California.
<p>John Morris is a former executive editor at CNET Networks and senior editor at PC Magazine. He now works for a private investment firm, which may at any time invest in companies whose products are discussed in this blog, and no disclosure of securities transactions will be made. No investment advice is offered in this blog. All duties are disclaimed.</p>
Microsoft's Surface 3 signals the end of the Windows RT experiment. But is also notable because it is the first device to offer Intel's 14nm Atom Cherry Trail chip.
The drives use four lanes of PCIe 3.0 to deliver high performance, though you'll pay nearly $500 for the 400GB version. The company also rolled out the SSD 535 series at more affordable prices.
The Chrome OS desktop is powered by an Nvidia Tegra K1 processor that's paired with a 21.5-inch screen.
The two companies claim their new technology offers up to three times the density of other 3D NAND competitors, with full production ramping up later this year.
Intel has revealed new details of its second-generation Xeon Phi processor and given the first public demonstration. The chip, known as Knights Landing, is big in every way.
After cutting prices last month, the company is now offering either $100 or $150 off most configurations. The price on the base model remains unchanged, however.
The fledgling company will give you its productivity focused slate at any of its crowd-funded reward levels -- if you agree to be a beta tester for its Remix OS software.
Blackberry is back in the tablet game, with a model based on the Galaxy Tab S 10.5 and optimized to run SecuSuite software.
The company's recent results suggest a slowdown in firms leaving the ancient OS behind and upgrading to new systems. Why won't they update?
Benchmarks support Apple's claims the new Samsung drives, also included in the redesigned MacBook, were twice as fast as their predecessors. The updated notebooks remain difficult to repair, however.
The 10-inch slate is built with components the user can swap out and can run Android or other Linux-based operating systems.
The new processor will also be unlocked, making it easier to overclock small-form-factor desktops and all-in-one PCs.
Both models include a fourth-generation Intel Core processor, with prices of $349.99 and $399.99, respectively.
The long-delayed gaming PCs will finally battle consoles for living room supremacy, with a $50 Steam Controller also available.