A brand from the past tries to resurrect itself via budget tablets.
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 budget 7-inch B1 gets slimmer and faster, while the 7.9-inch A1 upgrades to an Intel Atom processor.
Considering it's built with off-the-shelf components, this Steam Machine is not surprisingly very easy to repair and upgrade.
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PC makers haven't had much luck with tablets, but the pieces are falling into place to build a credible contender with Android or Windows 8. For the past few weeks I’ve been trying out two new tablets from Dell that illustrate how PC companies are trying to catch up.
The desktop with integrated 21.5-inch 1080p screen will be on display at next month's CES trade show.
The company hopes to boost sales by letting consumers pay interest-free over three equal payments.
The retailer also has the 32GB version on sale for $229.99.
The company's first notebook running Google's Chrome OS will debut next month and be priced under $300.
The special version of the G Pad 8.3 runs Android 4.4 KitKat and is available now from the Google Play store at $349.99.