As Google recently unveiled by far the most impressive Chromebook yet, and Acer followed up with a surprisingly capable, surprisingly affordable model, it started to seem like the inexpensive cloud-centric Chrome OS machines were shifting their focus all of a sudden. But fret not, low-cost laptop enthusiasts, as there’s plenty of room under Big G’s more »
Talk about unorthodox cross-promotion. Microsoft is currently plugging the ultra-low-cost HP Stream 7 tablet alongside the premium Surface Pro 3 “laptop replacement”, bundling the two at the price of one.
Computers from HP are going to leave behind Beats Audio in favor of Bang & Olufsen. The Spectre, Omen, and Envy product lines are all being switched to audio components from Bang & Olufsen. Some tablets and Pavilion computers are going to use B&O’s Play Label. HP has not mentioned how it is going to more »
A new wave of Surface Pro 3 promotions has hit Microsoft’s US online store, and for the most part, the deals are matched or even undercut by Amazon.
I’ve seen docking stations, but this one by Henge Docks is the mother of them all. It’s built well and pretty darn slick at creating an instant workstation.
It looks like one of Acer’s surprises for that mysterious April 23 NYC event is out in the open already, providing unexpectedly solid competition for Google’s ultra-high-end Chromebook Pixel 2. Not that anyone sane would ever consider spending $1,000 on a rudimentary Chrome OS laptop, but for half that money, a 15-inch Acer Chromebook with Intel Core i5 inside is apparently in the pipeline.
Activating a non-genuine copy of Windows 8 or 8.1, not to mention 7, is a huge hassle. You need a valid serial key, all sorts of workarounds and third-party software meant to trick Microsoft into believing you actually paid for their services. Ahem, or so we’ve heard.
And the deluge of lightweight, versatile, long-lasting Intel Core M-powered laptops continues to rush over the struggling computing market. Clearly, this won’t (completely) revive the financial state of PC manufacturers, but it’s a decent way to start a comeback.
We’ve started losing count of all the Windows laptops and convertibles recently refreshed with frugal Intel Core M or full-powered Broadwell-U processors, and now that Chromebooks and MacBooks are joining the party, it’s not easy to choose the perfect new PC fitting one’s needs.
It’s probably no coincidence Google chose to formally unveil its second-generation Chromebook Pixel in the immediate wake of Apple’s 12-inch MacBook Retina introduction. After all, this ultra-high-end Chrome OS-powered laptop has been in the works for roughly two years now.
While we certainly didn’t expect the world from Acer at MWC 2015 last week, the product roster brought to Barcelona by the Taiwanese company still disappointed. A trio of forgettable Android handhelds, plus a modest smart band and cringe worthy Windows Phone joined forces to generate no emotion other than boredom.
Typically, we wouldn’t bother with yet another overpriced Windows tablet available stateside. There are already so many of them it’s hard to keep track, let alone get excited when a new one sees daylight.