From 2007 to 2009, we saw the rise of the low-powered, dirt-cheap netbook. Today these clunky computers are frequently mocked -- but they did teach us a lesson.
These oft-ridiculed, low-powered laptops were crushed by the iPad, but had an important part to play in the story of computing. Check it out.
It's no surprise at the IFA show to see another manufacturing power join the smartwatch market. But weren't Netbooks left for dead after consumers moved to tablets instead?
Kind of like a Chromebook, but with Windows 8.1, this is perhaps the best laptop deal I've seen all year.
Apple's visionary co-founder returned at a time when the company was on the brink of destruction. Here are the moves that kept Apple alive.
No, one of them isn't a Mac. This is the Cheapskate, after all.
These won't last long, in part because they come with 200MB of monthly 4G data -- for life -- and in part because they're awesome.
Microsoft is pushing inexpensive laptops to contain the growing Google-fueled threat. But they could wind up as extinct as the late-naughts netbook.
Full Windows 8, a touchscreen, a laptop and tablet combined...and great battery life. Did we mention it costs under $400?
That's for a 2GB model. Want 4GB and your choice of colors? Just $20 more.