CNET editors choose and review the best thin and light laptops, notebooks, and ultrabooks.
These budget systems cost as little a a Chromebook, but run full windows 8.
The $599 Acer Aspire ZC-605 has a 19-inch screen and an Intel Pentium CPU.
Microsoft's new ARM-enabled operating system is expected to create a new kind of low-cost laptop based on ARM processors. Low-end Intel- and AMD-based laptops may see serious market erosion.
In this edition of Ask Maggie CNET's Marguerite Reardon offers her perspective on whether Lenovo will continue Google's strategy for Motorola of offering low-cost, high-quality unlocked smartphones.
Microsoft is cutting the price of Windows 8.1 for devices under $250 in order to be more competitive with low-cost devices that run on rival operating systems.
Will consumers be choosing between an iPad and a laptop? Tempting holiday laptop deals at stores like Best Buy at least raise the possibility.
The release of Microsoft's new operating system spawns a new breed of cheap laptops galore at retailers.
Chip giant is launching its line of processors for thin, inexpensive laptops at Computex in Taipei.
Ultrabooks still face major profit and market-adoption hurdles, according to an industry source and a couple of reports.
Robotics engineers are using the Kinect motion-sensing controller, which lets people play video games hands-free, as cheap sensors to help robots "see" their surroundings and operate autonomously.