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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The folks at Acer have given ZDNet advance notice for some good deals for Black Friday.
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 electronics retailer is also taking $50 off a Steam Machine gaming PC console and offering a Lenovo Windows 8.1 desktop for $199.99, though its deals are only available in its retail stores.
Other sales: $50 off MacBook Air laptops, a $100 discount on Microsoft's 64GB Surface 2 tablet, and even $100 off Mac Pro desktops.
The retailer, with locations throughout the eastern half of the U.S., is also selling the iPad mini 2 for $20 off and a Samsung Chromebook for $50 less than the normal $249 price.
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The office retailer will also have the original iPad Air for $319, the iPad with Retina Display for $279, and the Toshiba Encore Mini Windows 8.1 tablet for $99.99.
The offer only lasts between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Thanksgiving night, but you also get a $30 gift card. The original 16GB iPad Air will be sold for $397 with a $100 gift card starting Thanksgiving at 8 p.m.
The newly merged retailer also will be offering the HP Stream 7 Windows tablet for $79.99 and a 13.3-inch Toshiba Chromebook for $199.99.
Other sales include a $149 Acer Chromebook and an 21.5-inch iMac for $899.99.
Another in the Acer Aspire 11.6" 1366x780 product line - but this time things didn't go as smoothly as I would have liked thanks to the wi-fi.
This Windows 8 model from Acer may be the lowest price yet.
Google is making the right moves to get Chromebooks into the mainstream, but some misconceptions may be preventing buyers from trying them.
Let the iPad tablet holiday pricing war begin.
The 12.5-inch convertible laptop will include an Intel Core M processor, full HD display, and detachable keyboard. Pricing remains a mystery, however.