The trend of cheaper Windows slates continues.
Laptops & Desktops
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 new solid-state drives, announced in advance of the upcoming Dell World 2014 expo, fit directly onto the PCIe bus of enterprise servers.
The $299 external box can house a full length, dual-height card to give the new Alienware 13 notebook a graphics boost via a proprietary connector.
Barnes & Noble keeps its e-reading brand afloat with another Samsung-produced Android slate, bundling $200 worth of books and other media content into the purchase price.
The E Fun Nextbook will feature a quad-core Intel Atom processor and include a detachable keyboard when it becomes available in time for the holiday shopping season.
A new Chromebook 2 configuration features a Bay Trail Celeron processor instead of Samsung's Exynos chip, while Dell's Chromebook 11 gets a Core i3 Haswell CPU option.
Like its competitors, this compact system runs Windows 8.1 while it waits for the Steam OS to be released.
In addition to its new micro-sized PC, the world's largest computer supplier has also boosted its ThinkCentre E63z all-in-one with an Intel Core i3 processor.
If we really are in a post-PC era, someone forgot to tell Intel. The company's latest results show its traditional PC and server businesses remain strong, even as it prepares for a different world.
A Silent Circle exec says the company will add a new device alongside its existing security-focused phone, which encrypts calls, texts, and Web browsing.
Another living room system that was announced as a Steam Machine back in January hits the market with Valve's SteamOS platform nowhere in sight.
If encryption just isn't secure enough for you, these new solid-state drives will wipe their data or even physically fragment their flash memory when the owner sends the device an SMS message.
The company claims that the new flagship 980M provides up to 80 percent of the performance of its desktop equivalent.
The new lineup is being marketed as both a workstation and a gaming notebook, complete with a quad-core Intel Core i7 processor and Nvidia GeForce GTX 860M graphics.
Chip makers are racing to complete new technology with 3-D transistors to meet demand for mobile devices that are faster and more efficient.