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Acer introduces big and sturdy Chromebook at CES.
The hybrid devices will come in 10.1-, 11.6-, and 12.5-inch sizes and will be available in May starting at $229.
The 2-pound notebook, to be displayed in Vegas next month, features a 12.2-inch WQXGA resolution screen, Intel Core M Broadwell processor, and 12 hours of battery life.
The giant online retailer had big holiday sales, and the Chromebook dominated other computers.
The Chromebook has evolved nicely, resulting in acceptance by schools and some enterprises. Even so, there are three things Google must do next year to make it a better solution.
You'll pay $140 more for a 1080p display and twice the RAM and storage of the company's recent $299.99 configuration.
The final days for holiday shopping can't match Black Friday for sales, but procrastinators can save a little on iPads with these specials.
The software helps users move files from their Android, iOS, and Windows devices to an Intel-powered laptop running the Chrome OS.
There are lots of Linux laptops, but none that have the Free Software Foundation's blessings. That may change.
'Our new gadget is the thinnest!' The fact is, that doesn't matter very much anymore.
Do you own a Lenovo notebook? Time to check to see if your power cord is subject to a recall due to reports of some overheating and burning.
This premium laptop that impressed us when we reviewed it is now heavily discounted by Lenovo.
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.
Acer launched this futuristic laptop with a big Star Trek campaign. The fun stand can make it look like the Enterprise at times.
The latest ThinkPad from Lenovo has a large trackpad with unique 5-button configuration and is made to withstand the bumps of the road.
Korora is based on Fedora, but comes with lots and lots (and lots) of additional packages — here's my screenshot gallery of the desktops and contents.
Mobile tech has advanced so fast in the last few years that it is easy to forget how long companies have been pushing the envelope in preparation of today's powerful gadgetry. Join us in a trip down memory lane as we look at early gadgets that changed the landscape forever.
STM Bags makes some durable technology bags and cases. Their new Velocity collection comes in bold colors with various designs to meet your needs.
The Chromebook Pixel has only been out a few hours and we've got our hands on one. Have a look at the very expensive, nicely designed laptop from Google.
The Chromebook just got pumped up with an aluminum case, 2560 x 1700 resolution display that competes with the famous Retina Display, and a touchscreen.
Lenovo has retooled some of its existing ultrabook and laptop models in time for CES to include a touchscreen display, so they can take advantage of some of Windows 8's features.
Join me for the "first" computer Christmas season: when PCs cost thousands of dollars, hard-drives boasted of having megabytes of storage, and connecting to the Internet happened at 1,200 bits per second.
Microsoft's Windows 8 is here, but with no UK launch activities I was slightly dubious as to how many people would drag themselves to central London for Currys/PC World's launch event. So, just how many did?
Sony's newest hybrid is a tablet when flat and a laptop when propped up on a crutch. ZDNet went hands-on to get a quick look at the chameleonic Windows 8-based device.
Fujitsu's 'split personality' Q702 Windows 8-based tablet will be aimed directly at business users. But has it got the chops to go up against the raft of other Windows 8 devices?
Lenovo has announced a lineup of Windows 8 hybrids designed to work as both laptops and tablets. Rather than choosing one convertible design, the company will offer several models including two versions of the flexible Yoga.
My recent purchase of a Chromebook led me to investigate Chrome web apps. I was surprised to find many good apps for Chrome, and have already come to depend on these 11 while working on my Chromebook. A bonus tip for Chromebook owners has been included at no charge.
Your next PC? It just might be a Chromebook.
ZDNet correspondent Sumi Das talks to Editor in Chief Larry Dignan and senior editor Sam Diaz about whether recent product announcements will have a positive impact on Apple sales. Dignan and Diaz also discuss the hiccups with the iPhone 3G launch, the new Nano, and whether Apple will refresh its MacBook line for MacWorld.
Intel's David Perlmutter showed the company's new quad-core laptop computers at the Intel Developer Conference in San Francisco. He demonstrated how video conferencing can be done in HD--even with other applications running in the background--without sacrificing power and performance.
CNET News.com's Kara Tsuboi talks with senior writer Ina Fried about Bill Gates' imminent departure from Microsoft. He's technically leaving the company as a full-time employee, but Fried explains why Gates will still be involved with pet projects like search and the Tablet PC.
At Macworld 2008 in San Francisco Tuesday, Apple CEO Steve Jobs shows off the company's new ultraportable notebook, the MacBook Air. The new notebook is .76 inch thick and runs on Intel's Core 2 Duo with both 1.6GHz and 1.8GHz options. Other specs include a full-size keyboard, a built-in iSight camera, and a trackpad that supports multitouch gestures.
Shoppers across the San Francisco Bay Area set their alarm clocks extra early to welcome Black Friday, the traditional start to the holiday shopping season. At electronic superstores like Circuit City, $299 laptops were among the first big items to sell out. People didn\222t seem to mind waiting in hour-long lines to buy fancy TVs, if it meant getting a jump on their holiday shopping while cashing in on super savings. News.Com\222s Kara Tsuboi braved the crowds and files this report.
At the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo in Orlando, Fla., Dell CEO Michael Dell talks to Gartner research analysts about the company's renewed focus on customer-centricity, such as the company's plan to introduce new notebooks and a move into on-demand streaming.
Usually the term "subnotebook" conjures up images of compromise. Subnotebooks are generally too thin to include a drive tray for CD-ROMs and DVDs, and their batteries die before the flight attendant can say, "It's OK to use your personal electronics now." But, Toshiba tells ZDNet executive editor David Berlind, the company thinks it has come up with a no-compromise design with the Portégé R500.
The HP Folio 13 is a neatly designed business ultrabook that's solidly built and has a comfortable keyboard. However, there are only two USB ports, the screen is unimpressive and storage capacity is limited.
The Precision M6600 is a hefty investment and it won't win points for elegance. However, this is a solid and highly configurable mobile workstation that should perform well with a wide range of demanding workloads.
The Portégé Z830 is an impressive business ultrabook. Apart from the amount of flex in the lid, we like the slimline design and thoughtful ergonomics. Not everyone will appreciate the connectors on the back edge, though, and we'd have liked access to the battery.
HP's ProBook 5330m is nicely made, with a responsive keyboard, integrated mobile broadband and generally good performance. We'd have liked it even more with an optical drive, USB 3.0 and better battery life.
This 11.6in. ultraportable features the usual impressive ThinkPad build quality and exemplary keyboard. If you're seeking a small, portable and relatively affordable notebook and don't mind the absence of an optical drive, the ThinkPad X121e is well worth considering.
The Asus U46SV's 14in. screen could be more vibrant and less shiny; the discrete Nvidia GPU doesn't boost graphics performance as much as expected; and there's more flex in the lid than we'd like. This notebook's saving grace, however, is its excellent battery life.
Panasonic's 14in. Toughbook CF-53 is built for ruggedness and therefore relatively heavy. Its standout feature is great battery life. If you need a bigger screen, the 15.4in. Toughbook CF-52 is still available.
Dell's 13.3in. Vostro V131 looks striking, has a superb keyboard and delivers much-improved battery life over its predecessor. But the lack of an optical drive is annoying and a business-ready configuration doesn't come cheap.
Samsung's 600B5B is bulky, heavy and short on battery life for a notebook aimed at mobile professionals, and its 15.6in. screen is let down by moderate resolution. The sturdy chassis and separate number pad on the keyboard may appeal to some, though.
The TravelMate Timeline 8481T is a robust but slim 14in. notebook with impressive battery life. We'd have liked a higher screen resolution, though, and the keyboard has too much flex.
The Elitebook 8460p is a robust, if somewhat heavy, 14in. business notebook. We don't like the keyboard design, but the matte screen is superb. We also appreciate the range of off-the-shelf configurations, and the high-quality audio subsystem.
Dell's visually pleasing Vostro 3750 is a good desktop replacement contender for small businesses. It delivers solid, if not spectacular, performance and reasonable battery life for a 17.3in. system with dual integrated/discrete graphics and a conventional hard disk.
The highly configurable Latitude E6420 ATG's ungainly looks are underpinned by a solid chassis design. The screen and keyboard are both good, as is the battery life. We'd prefer integrated USB 3.0 rather than a modular option though.
Toshiba has updated the Portégé R700 with new components but retained the old chassis design. We'd prefer a more solid lid section, but the R830 is an impressively portable notebook. Battery life is good, but the cost remains high.
Lenovo's ThinkPad W520 is a fast 15.6in. notebook with a high-quality display whose limited portability isn't helped by a brick-like AC adapter. If you do take the W520 on the road, its battery performance ought to be adequate.
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