These budget systems cost as little a a Chromebook, but run full windows 8.
CNET editors choose and review the best thin and light laptops, notebooks, and ultrabooks.
The $599 Acer Aspire ZC-605 has a 19-inch screen and an Intel Pentium CPU.
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.
Once primarily sold in Best Buy and on Amazon.com, the laptops will now be available at Walmart, Staples, and other stores worldwide.
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.
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.
The carrier introduces lower-priced options for 3G/4G mobile broadband that pack in more data bang for the buck. Its smartphone data plans still remain unlimited.
The release of Microsoft's new operating system spawns a new breed of cheap laptops galore at retailers.