The $599 Acer Aspire ZC-605 has a 19-inch screen and an Intel Pentium CPU.
Just ahead of its Tech World event in Beijing, Lenovo reveals three new low-cost consumer laptops, including the entry-level 14-inch ideapad 100 starting at just $249.
The new laptops are aimed at consumers who need a budget-friendly, cloud-enabled laptop but would rather use Windows 10 than Google's Chrome OS.
These budget systems cost as little a a Chromebook, but run full windows 8.
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.
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 Acer Aspire One is the PC maker's long-rumored entry into low-cost computing market.
Aimed at the education sector, the laptop will feature, among other things, a flash-based hard drive and a "wireless music server." But, the company says, it's "not really about the specs."
The Asus Eee PC is reportedly coming closer to being released, but the price is moving further away from the original $199 target.
The release of Microsoft's new operating system spawns a new breed of cheap laptops galore at retailers.