Priced at $279.99, the C710-2055 is being marketed to the education market in particular.
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 notebooks feature 15.6-inch multitouch screens and Intel Ivy Bridge processors.
Users of the oft-ignored desktop tower can get an infusion of video power for roughly $450.
Starting at $1,299, the device features an 18.4-inch touchscreen and can serve as either a giant tablet or a desktop PC when docked.
The drive maker claims its SSHD technology is five times faster than a 5,400rpm notebook hard drive, while its desktop SSHD includes 8GB of flash memory in addition to 1TB or 2TB of hard drive capacity.
On its Facebook page, the company says it's bowing to public pressure and working on a tablet with a professional digitizer pen.
As solid state drives appear in more and more laptops, the manufacturer will cease making the higher-performing drives.
After the launch of the Z10 smartphone, speculation turns to whether BlackBerry should offer a follow-up to its PlayBook slate, despite lackluster sales.
The touch interface is only just beginning to make the leap to PCs. But the industry is already working on other, more novel, ways to interact with computers and mobile devices.
None of Intel's announcements this week at Mobile World Congress will significantly tilt the playing field, but they do show Intel has some momentum.