Microsoft is still keeping its Surface RT priced at $499, however.
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 goes premium with its latest PCs; each of which will cost more than $1,000.
The $549 starting price tag is small enough, but is the workstation's LCD too tiny?
The midrange gets a pair of new boards for budget-conscious gamers.
It can't match the MacBook Pro's Retina display or Google's Chromebook Pixel, but the new laptop now presents 40 percent more content on its screen than its predecessor.
Nvidia has broadened its portfolio, stepped up product development, and bet everything on a version of Tegra with integrated 4G LTE wireless in a bid to become more competitive in the cut-throat mobile chip business.
Kirk Skaugen believes that smaller tablets will survive, while bigger slates will disappear in favor of hybrid laptops.
CyberPowerPC thinks small with its LAN III mini-systems, while the Digital Storm Hailstorm II is an old-fashioned monster tower.
The first day of Nvidia's annual GPU Technology Conference delivered with updated roadmaps for its graphics processors and Tegra mobile chips, the company's first server appliance, and a “tiny, little computer” called Kayla among lots of other news.
A new Bloomberg report says approximately 1.5 million Surface RT and Surface Pro models have been sold, but Microsoft had ordered 3 million of the devices.