While most Chrome-based laptops have Intel inside, new competition could push prices even lower on these low-cost notebooks.
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Two different versions of the Chrome-based laptop feature the Core i3-40005U Haswell CPU, with a starting price of $349.99.
The refreshed 7-inch and 8-inch tablet lineup features Intel's new Atom processors and starts at $159.99.
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The vertically stacked data layers promise faster performance than solid-state drives using conventional NAND flash memory, but at a higher price.
Based on the chip giant's reference design, the laptops include rugged features and Celeron processors.
The tablet/notebook hybrid is based on Intel's latest Education 2-in-1 reference design and includes educational accessories like a temperature probe and magnification lens.
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The $59.95 UAG Scout meets MIL-STD 810G-516.6 standards for drops and includes a built-in kickstand.
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Dubbed the Wireless Credential Exchange, the company's SoC devices would work in tandem with Monza RFID chips to render them inoperable if lost or stolen.
A 21.5-inch version with a less-powerful Intel Core i5 processor and less hard drive space is $200 cheaper than the previous cheapest iMac.
Like the Alienware Alpha, this living-room PC will make use of Steam Big Picture Mode while it waits for Valve to finish tweaking its Steam Controller and SteamOS.
The living room system will ship with Windows 8.1 installed and include an Xbox 360 controller, but will also feature Steam Big Picture mode when it's expected during the 2014 holiday season.
The companies are working with hardware partners to deliver 23.6-inch displays for under $400 and Intel Core-based all-in-one 4K PCs for $999 by the holiday shopping season.
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