Nearly 60 percent of computers sold in 2011 were notebooks of one kind or another — desktop PCs, by contrast, accounted for less than 30 percent. Over the years, laptops have become generally slimmer, lighter and less power-hungry, and they will remain the staple tool of business workforces worldwide for the foreseeable future.
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HP's latest Intel Haswell Chromebook is available now with free monthly LTE and available in bold colors. It's a rocking Chromebook that enables efficiency with the large display and keyboard.
Microsoft's concern about competition from Chromebooks may become clear as shoppers look for gifts for the holidays.
Notebook computers have evolved from behemoths getting ridiculously short battery life to thin, light models that can go all day away from a power outlet. All day battery life should be the target for all laptops.
The end of the year is fast approaching and it's fitting to look back at the tech purchases made in 2013, and giving a nod to the best of them.
The company's discounts used to be small, but this year they have been replaced with store gift cards with the purchase of select Apple products and third-party accessories.
I argued that there were good reasons for a Chromebook and the majority of readers agreed. While they may not be your only computer, they offer a low-cost refreshing user experience that gets better all the time.
I can appreciate my esteemed debate opponent's arguments in favor of Chromebooks, but the debate reinforces my belief that these devices aren't the best to meet the needs of users.
Let's look at some of the best Linux-based gadgets available this Black Friday.
Black Friday isn't just for the usual electronic suspects. There are deals out there for Linux-based Chromebooks, Android tablets, and Linux laptops as well.
The PC manufacturer has a wide variety of systems at sale prices available through its online store, but some specials are better than others.
The ThinkPad X240 uses Lenovo's Power Bridge technology to provide hot swappable batteries to keep you running for up to 17 hours.
Fry's is offering a Microsoft Surface RT tablet with keyboard cover for $229, while Newegg has an Asus gaming desktop for $899.99 that includes a free copy of Assassin's Creed 4.
Windows 8.1 is designed to work on all types of PCs including laptops and tablets. The Yoga 2 Pro lets you use Windows in both of those configurations.
Limited-time specials include the Microsoft Surface RT with keyboard cover for $249.99 and the Dell Venue Pro 8 tablet for $229.99. Unfortunately, the prices are only guaranteed for in-store purchases.
The new version of the Best Buy exclusive features an Intel Haswell Core i5 processor and adds a digitizer to its touchscreen for use with Acer's active stylus.