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The PC market has tumbled throughout the past 18 months, but Intel believes the worst of the decline is over -- and that the tablet market is poised to boom. At its Analyst Day today, the company forecast stable PC sales through 2014, with gains in the market driven by an estimated 4x increase in tablet sales. And... Read more...
Acer’s $249 C720 Chromebook offered some solid specs (for a chromebook), and the company is already pushing the envelope further with a lower-priced C720 offering: the C720-2848 model will cost just $199. The new model will run an Intel Celeron 2955U (Haswell) processor, and it will sport 16GB of SSD storage... Read more...
Generally, notebook manufacturers aim to release notebooks at two major inflection points: right around the back-to-school season, and at CES each January. Acer, however, is mixing things up a bit as it announces two new lines in the TravelMate range this morning. The first is the TravelMate P645 Ultrabook, which is... Read more...
Although it’s a essentially a footnote to Apple’s big day announcing the iPad Air and the new Mac Pro, Apple has also given its MacBook Pro a goose in the specs department. For starters, the new 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pros feature Retina displays, bringing the smaller model up to a resolution of 2560x1600... Read more...
When we covered Microsoft’s unveiling of the second generation of its Surface devices, the Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2, we were impressed with the hardware and the in-person experience, and now those devices are available from the Microsoft Store and at several third-party retailers in 21 initial markets. The... Read more...
Acer announced its new generation of Chromebooks, and as we mentioned a month ago, these machines have Intel (Haswell) processors inside. In the case of the first model in the series, the C720-2800, it’s an Intel Celeron 2955U chip; it may be disappointing that it’s not at least a Core series processor, but remember that these... Read more...
The latest Chromebook to hit the market is the HP Chromebook 11, an 11.6-inch notebook with a cool white or black finish and a decidedly Google-ish colored stripe around the keyboard area and on the lid. If you were eagerly anticipating a Chromebook running an Intel Haswell chip, though, pump the brakes--this model has a Samsung Exynos 5250... Read more...
Microsoft's Corporate VP of Surface, Panos Panay had his work cut out for him at the company's Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 launch event on Monday. Microsoft needed compelling product demos to showcase their new hardware against the current backdrop of stiff competition of alternative platforms and products from Google... Read more...
Months after promising to embed Leap Motion technology into select PCs, HP has delivered with the HP Envy 17 Leap Motion Special Edition (SE). Leap Motion developed technology that lets the user control the computer with two hands and ten fingers moving through the air. You can buy a Leap Motion controller outright, but this is the first time... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two and Half Geeks Webcast, Iyaz, Dave and Marco discuss our hands and eyes-on time with the Oculus Rift, highlights from our Intel Developer's Forum coverage, Intel's Bay Trail Atom SoC, Apple's iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c announcements, give a sneak peek at a Haswell-based Intel... Read more...
We spent a little time checking out the Technology Showcase at IDF13 and spotted a number of cool pieces of hardware on the show floor we thought you’d like to check out. It seemed a number of popular memory manufacturers all got the same memo, as Crucial, Kingston and G.SKILL were all showing off DDR4... Read more...
News from Intel (and Google) today includes an announcement that more Chromebooks on on their way to market packing Intel’s Haswell processors. The new chips are designed to consume less power, thus preserving battery life for an all-day charge, while still offering better overall performance. Google notes that... Read more...
We’re used to seeing gaming notebooks that resemble a portable device only insofar as they have a lid that closes, as all those killer components tend to make the units heavy and bulky, but we’re starting to see gaming notebooks that somehow pack in impressive specs in a svelte form factor. Such is the case with CyberPowerPC’s... Read more...
The story around AMD's upcoming Kaveri continues to evolve, but it's increasingly clear that the chip won't be available for retail purchase this year. If you recall, AMD initially promised that Kaveri would be available during 2013 and even published roadmaps earlier in May that show the chip shipping in the... Read more...
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