When Asus first unveiled its Eee PC at Computex in 2007, the industry viewed it as curiosity. One year later, Asus says it has sold more than a million Eee PCs and a new category, the ultra low-cost PC, is suddenly one of the biggest trends at this year's tradeshow.
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>
In an effort to capitalize on the surprising growth in mini-notebooks, Via Technologies has released a new reference design based on its C7-M processor and chipset.With all the attention paid to the Intel-AMD rivalry, you may have forgotten about Via, the other company that designs x86 processors.
The OLPC project announced today the next generation of its XO laptop. The news was expected--enthusiast sites such as OLPC News have been talking about it for a while--but this was the first time that OLPC has shown what it will look like.
At an industry display conference this week, Samsung will unveil a prototype laptop with a 12.1-inch active-matrix OLED (AMOLED) display.
Dell has cut the price of its budget Inspiron 530 by $140. The $300 configuration includes a 2.
Details of Microsoft's recently announced plan to extend the life of Windows XP for ultra low-cost PCs are trickling out. IDG News got its hands on what it says are Microsoft documents outlining the program for PC manufacturers.
Gateway has overhauled its desktop line with new models ranging for the $550 budget DX series to the over-clocked FX gaming rig, which tops out at around $3,800. The most noteworthy part of the announcement is that several models (including some retail-only ones) are now available with the 64-bit version of Windows Vista.
Dell has released a new version of its top-of-the-line gaming desktop, and it is a major update. The XPS 730 series is the company's first gaming rig to come--in some configurations--factory over-clocked, and Dell says it is capable of playing Crysis, a notoriously demanding first-person shooter, at a resolution of 1,920x1,200 at 30 frames per second.
Lenovo announced today that its new 11-inch widescreen laptop for consumers is now available online.The IdeaPad U110 was one of three notebook models Lenovo announced at CES in January when the company rolled out its new consumer brand, which includes IdeaPad laptops, and outside of the U.
Coverage of the Apple iMac refresh fell into two camps.The first consists of the usual specs and prices.
Rumors of Windows XP's demise have been greatly exaggerated. I wrote about Dell's downgrade program in a post earlier this week. Now HP and Lenovo also plan to offer Windows XP to business customers after Microsoft's official cut-off date of June 30.
Those under-sized, ultra low-cost laptops continue to generate over-sized news. No, the Dell 500 isn't an ultra low-cost laptop.
Looks like computer makers were inspired by Earth Day. And while plenty of PC prototypes never see the light of day, these eco-PCs should be on sale sometime later this year.
Fujitsu released today a new desktop and refreshed most of its notebook line in Japan.
It's been a rough couple of weeks for the operating system everyone loves to hate.