The updated $299.99 Chromebook 14 is powered by Nvidia's Tegra K1 processor, while the refreshed Chromebook 11 uses an Intel Celeron Bay Trail CPU and starts at $279.99.
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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>
The next generation of its all-in-one desktops that be can used laying flat feature smaller and cheaper models than the original Horizon. Will they fare any better with consumers?
The 8-inch tablet runs Android KitKat 4.4, comes with a 1080p HD display, and supports PS4 Remote Play for streaming PlayStation 4 gaming action.
The Iconia Tab 8 W joins other suddenly inexpensive Windows tablets hitting the market, while the Android-powered Iconia One 8 is available in 10 different color choices.
While Intel's first eight-core CPU for client PCs costs $999, its rival is offering one for less than $150.
The display, which sports a 3,440x1,440 resolution and 21:9 aspect ratio, is due by the end of the year.
The flagship desktop from Dell's gaming arm features a new "triad" shape and the latest Intel Haswell-E Extreme Edition processors.
The long-awaited refresh of its high-end chips includes the company's first eight-core desktop CPU, the $999 Core i7-5960X.
After years of producing only Android tablets, the company is readying the 80 Cesium, an 8-inch Windows 8.1 slate with a budget price.
More powerful versions of the company's small-form-factor systems could include Core i5 and i3 Broadwell processors and support for 2.5-inch drives and handle up to 16GB of RAM.
The latest models include an all-in-one with a touchscreen option, while all feature Smart USB Protection technology allowing IT staff to control access to the system's USB ports.
The company is the latest to attempt to bring Google's Chrome OS to the desktop.
Starting at $449, the new tablets come in 20-inch and 24-inch sizes and run Android KitKat 4.4 and a bevy of child-friendly apps.
The new solid-state storage family starts at $75 for a 120GB drive, though only a three-year warranty is included.
Now in its 26th year, Hot Chips has always been about the big, power-hungry chips that power the world’s fastest servers. But this year ARM crashed the party.