Laptops

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 Future Of... Kitchen Counters

Tablet computers may be the gadget of the moment, but what if you could turn any surface in your home into an interactive hot zone? Intel's Oasis technology recognizes ordinary objects instantly and transforms bathroom or kitchen countertops into touch screens. ZDNet's Sumi Das gets a cooking class courtesy of these smart counters.

December 16, 2010 by in Hardware

Apple unveils new, thinner MacBook Airs

Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveils two new versions of the MacBook Air, describing the new notebook line as what would likely result if a MacBook and an iPad "hooked up." The new design features a trackpad with Multi-Touch support, a much longer battery life, and flash storage options.

October 20, 2010 by in Apple

Negroponte: Turn tablets into a 'constructionist medium'

Nicholas Negroponte touts the importance of tablets at Mobilize 2010 in San Francisco. The One Laptop Per Child founder says physical books are too expensive, take up too much space, and are hard to update for the developing world. He says the next step is for kids to use tablets to make things instead of just using the devices for consumption.

September 30, 2010 by in Tablets

Dell unveils convertible Windows 7 tablet

At the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, Dell's Dave Zavelson shows off the company's new 10-inch Windows 7 tablet. Its standout feature is the ability to open up the case, flip the screen, and then convert it into a laptop design. The tablet will be available later this year.

September 14, 2010 by in Tablets

Intel shows new MeeGo devices

At the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, Intel VP Renee James unveils a new MeeGo tablet and smart TV, both running the company's Atom processor. MeeGo is an open-source software project targeting Intel customers looking to add their customized interface to Internet-enabled devices.

September 14, 2010 by in Tablets

Acer Aspire R13 review: A versatile multimode ultrabook

Acer Aspire R13 review: A versatile multimode ultrabook

Acer's latest take on multimodal computing is hard not to like, although few users will employ all of the usage modes. However, potential buyers should note the Aspire R13's limited SSD storage and sparse collection of ports, and the fact that the stylus is only an optional extra.

February 11, 2015 by in Laptops

Dell Latitude E7240 review: A nearly-great ultrabook

Dell Latitude E7240 review: A nearly-great ultrabook

The Latitude E7240 is solidly made and well connected, delivering impressive performance in a thoughtful design. It's let down by the keyboard and a lack of configuration options, turning what could have been a superb business ultrabook into merely a very good one.

January 15, 2014 by in Laptops

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