Intel has just unveiled a slew of new Celeron-powered Chromebooks at a press conference in San Francisco. The Chromebook market is about to get much more capable and much more competitive—here's what's in store.
We all know that, generally speaking, buying the newest top-end part gets you the most performance. But in most cases, the premium you pay for that part covers a whole lot of other stuff as well that has no bearing on frame rates or video encoding times. We're talking about the added cost of covering research and…
Now that Intel has its efficient and expensive Ivy Bridge microarchitecture in tablets and computers everywhere, it's decided to launch a budget-friendly line of processors which use the same 22nm manufacturing process.
Acer's new AS1410 notebook, a 11.6-incher, may look like a netbook and start at $400, but it's definitely a step up: It's got a multitouch trackpad, Celeron proc, Windows 7 and HDMI-out, plus a full-sized keyboard.
The computer runs Windows XP…
Need a cheap file server, Linux machine, or emailing machine? How about a refurbished 700MHz Celeron for $47.91. It's really bare-bones, with only 128MB of RAM, a 10GB hard drive, Windows 2000 (not installed), onboard Video and Audio, two PCI slots, one AGP slot, and four USB slots. Not bad for $47 though.
Daewoo Lucoms apparently decided to get into the ultra-mobile PC (UMPC) game, shipping its handsomely-styled Solo M1 which has a 7-inch touchscreen, 1.3-megapixel video camera and a DMB TV tuner for those Asians fortunate enough to have access to such signals. It's powered by an Intel Celeron 900 processor.
Just how small can a desktop PC get? In the case of Shuttle mini x100, it's just 2 inches tall. While the company's recommended business configuration contains just an Intel Celeron processor, the home version gives you a choice of either a 1.6GHz or a 1.83GHz Intel Core Duo processor.
Acer Aspire 17-inch laptops get an update in four iterations, where all have a 1440x900 screen and offer notebook shoppers a quartet of trim choices. The 9400 (pictured above) has an Intel Pentium M processor inside, while its more sophisticated brother, the 9410, and runs with an Intel Core Duo chip. Both have ho-hum…