The next frontier for tweakers was on display at PAX Prime, with more details supposedly to come at an upcoming IDF session.
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 new entry-level workstation line will be come in tower and small-form-factor versions, use Intel Xeon E3 or Haswell processors, and be available on September 6.
With back-to-school shopping in full swing, here's a look at 10 (mostly) affordable notebooks for students returning to the classroom. Most of them are helped by Intel's new fourth-generation Core processors (a.k.a. Haswell), which manage to improve both performance and battery life. That will come in handy for those all-night study sessions -- or YouTube viewing marathons.
The ultra-thin notebooks also get their RAM doubled to 8GB, but starting at $1,449.99, they don't come cheap.
The MacBook Pro competitor goes up for pre-order on August 18 for $1,400, while the new tablet will be released on September 1 for $699.99.
The new business notebooks will come in 12.5-inch and 14-inch sizes, starting at $1,049.
The PC industry is obsessed with tablets and convertibles, but it is all-in-ones like the Dell XPS 27 that show what Windows 8 can be.
The latest hybrid device from the company runs on an Intel Atom processor and includes 64GB of storage capacity.
The new devices run on Atom chips, include customized educational software, and offer a number of learning accessories.
The temporary reduction follows the company's recent $150 price cut for the Surface RT. Could it be a sign of new Surface tablets coming soon?