At CES 2011, Gateway refreshes its DX line of budget midtower desktops. Under the hood, they will feature Intel's new second-generation Core i5 2300 processors.
Yet another Windows 8 Core i5 tablet, the Acer Aspire P3 has only one thing in its favor: it costs a maximum of $899.
The Lenovo Essential B470 is priced alongside Intel Core i5 laptops from other PC makers, but at least tosses in an entry-level GPU.
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This powerhouse PC features a 1TB hard drive, 8GB of RAM, HDMI, and Wi-Fi. Only the graphics disappoint, but that's easily remedied.
The solid, no-surprises HP ProBook 6360b is a well-priced 13-inch laptop with up-to-date specs, but it's nothing that a consumer couldn't get in a better-looking design somewhere else.
Velocity Micro's Vector Holiday Edition offers one of the best deals we've ever seen in a mainstream PC. For under $1,000, this system provides a Blu-ray drive, overachieving speed, and room to grow in an attractive, well-built package. We enthusiastically recommend this system to anyone looking for a fast, affordable computer.
The 3D-enabled Toshiba Satellite P755-3DV20 is one of the more affordable 3D-enabled laptops, but it lacks the horsepower we've seen in more-robust 3D gaming laptops.
Amid increasing competition from other mainstream PC vendors, the HP Pavilion Slimline S5-1060 offers a wisely chosen mix of speed and functionality that will appeal to college students and digital media enthusiasts.
Inexpensive--and somewhat cheaply built--the relatively simple Sanyo VI-2300 is perfect for staying in touch in a variety of ways.
Logitech's Z-2300s have been on the market for more than half a decade, but these PC speakers still pack a sonic wallop.