White-box tablet numbers have jumped in recent months, but the market may fade as quickly as it grew, as vendors discover the importance of offering potential buyers a complete tablet experience.
A small thread on the Apple discussion boards talks about a problem one user is having with a small white rectangle appearing over the mouse pointer.
As more computer buyers turn to laptops, lesser-known companies that produce PCs will have a hard time keeping up with the big guys. Photos: White-box choices
PC maker says it discontinued program after determining customers wanted Dell-brand computers over no-name boxes.
Donald Bell finds out what's inside the white box that holds Apple's smallest tablet -- and, perhaps more importantly, what's not in there.
Having successfully sparked the production of commodity server computers, the chipmaker may move next to help off-brand companies make low-end disk storage systems.
The growing popularity of Linux is making smaller companies such as Linux Networx, California Digital and Optimus household names among buyers of supercomputers.
Dell Computer has conquered servers and workstations, moved into printers and even sells its own PDA. But its foray into making "white-box" PCs isn't exactly going smoothly.
A PC in your refrigerator? Korea's LG Electronics sells a 26-cubic-foot fridge that lets you watch TV and surf the Net--for "only" $8,000.
The computer maker is seeking alliances with mom-and-pop shops to further its growth in the PC market. Its offer: a $499 unbranded desktop PC.