More muscle for the stripped down Chrome OS in this 11-inch laptop
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At events around the world, BMW pulled the wraps off its purpose-built electric car.
During a demonstration of BMW's ActiveAssist technology in an i3 electric car, I aimed it at a fake brick wall and floored the accelerator, only to have the car hit the brakes.
The Asus U41JF is a workmanlike but uninspiring 14-inch laptop that offers decent performance and graphics and excellent battery life, but costs nearly as much as a MacBook.
Green Car Journal chose the BMW i3 for its Green Car of the Year award, announced at the 2014 Los Angeles auto show, beating out such cars as the Volkswagen Golf, Honda Fit, and Audi A3 TDI.
The latest in Gateway's line of versatile slim towers, the SX2850-33 stays current with a fast Intel Core i3 CPU, and more importantly adds Wi-Fi to improve its suitability as a living-room desktop. It might cost more than a Nettop or a dedicated video-streaming device, but for its overall speed and flexibility, we'd pick this system as a budget PC or an online living-room content center.
A thin design and Nvidia Optimus automatic-switching graphics make the Asus UL80JT-A1 an initially appealing laptop, but looks can be misleading: the underwhelming CPU and battery life are both serious negatives.
A report on Barron's looks at BMW's long-term commitment to electric vehicles and suggests it represents a market threat to Tesla Motors.
Dell's Chromebook 11 gets powered by a Core i3.
Acer Chromebook (Intel Core i3)