The final weekend for holiday shopping can't match Black Friday for sales, but procrastinators can save a little on iPads with these specials.
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The software helps users move files from their Android, iOS, and Windows devices to an Intel-powered laptop running the Chrome OS.
A new IDC report claims that more laptops based on Google's Chrome OS were shipped to schools in the third quarter than Apple's tablets, thanks in no small part to the notebooks' low price.
The industry’s response to the tablet has been to push touch in laptops. If the shelves of Best Buy are any indication, it seems to have worked. So why are there now reports that touchscreen laptops will be phased out?
There are no shortage of sales on Chromebooks, highlighted by an 11.6-inch Acer for just $149.99.
The specials may not be as plentiful as on Black Friday, but here are a half-dozen sales if you're looking for a tablet that's not an iPad.
There aren't as many sales as on Black Friday, but there are a few good specials if you are looking for an iPad mini, iMac, or MacBook.
Sales on these devices don't always yield big discounts, but here's how to save a little on these popular holiday gifts.
Not everyone wants an iPad. For those looking for an alternative, here are a half-dozen sales to consider.
Unlike Apple itself, this retailer is offering discounts on all iPads and Macs, including at least $200 savings on the Mac Pro.
AMD is trying to regain its mojo in PCs. Last week the company updated its mobile roadmap and provided the first details on two chips slated to ship next year. But the next big bets for AMD won’t arrive until 2016.
For the second straight year, the company will give out the cards instead of discounting its products. All iPads will come with a $50 card, and all iMac and MacBook purchases will include a $100 card.
EUV lithography is one of the keys to the future of chipmaking. Over the years it has missed many deadlines and there are still big issues. But ASML says it is making progress and it's now just a matter of "when, not if."
Intel's annual meeting with analysts this week didn’t answer all of my questions--detailed product roadmaps seem to be a thing of the past for chipmakers. But we did learn a lot about where Intel is headed.
Intel's annual sit-down with investors today comes at an interesting time both for the company and the industry. Analysts have lots of questions.
The best of ZDNet, delivered
- 1 Walmart drops original Apple iPad mini price to $199 for Black Friday 2014
- 2 Updated: The best Apple iPad Air and mini tablet deals of Black Friday 2014
- 3 Staples Black Friday 2014 deals include $239 Apple iPad mini 2, $99.99 Asus Windows laptop
- 4 Best Buy takes $100 off iPad Air 2, $75 off iPad mini 3 tablets for Black Friday 2014
- 5 $179 10-inch Windows 8.1 tablet coming to Walmart