Shanghai, China — Intel and its PC partners have been busy flooding the market with "Ultrabooks" since last fall and now HP is bringing another contender into the ring: the Sleekbook. A what? HP is pioneering yet another category of mobile PCs. Here's what a Sleekbook is, plain and simple.
Soon, we may all be living and working in the cloud. Analysts from Gartner, a major research firm, predict that by 2014 the cloud will replace the personal computer. It makes sense for the cloud to become our digital center, considering the proliferation of smartphones, iPads and other devices that require interconnectivity to be as effective as possible (or even effective at all).
At the right price, anything can become a sold-out product. It would appear the tiny $35 Raspberry Pi computer is a huge success. It's reported that thousands of units were sold with demand far outstripping supply.
Hands down, this is the best Battlefield 3 PC case mod I've ever seen. Created by Brian "Bodakker" Carter, the mod has two things PC gamers would fawn over: a mini fridge for a cold soda or beer and a rotating mini chain gun. Um, the totally heavy-duty military-looking case and flip switches are cool, too.
Dell-owned Alienware just built the next Xbox and PlayStation. Alright, the X51 gaming PC isn't going to directly compete with Microsoft, Sony or Nintendo for the console prize, but it sure is blurring the lines of console and PC gaming.
The universe is still intact — the PC one — at least. After announcing it's not spinning off its PC business, HP is back in the saddle and ready to battle again with its HP Omni 27 — an all-in-one PC with a gigantic 27-inch HD display, Beats audio and a price that Apple can't compete with.
Much has been said about the power of Thunderbolt ports on the latest Macs. So far, it's been an Apple-only affair. A new report says some big PC makers are getting in on the speedy port fun.
Somebody want to tell me how Samsung's new Series 5 laptop got Intel's "Ultrabook" stamp of approval? The new 14-inch laptop is still thin at 20.9mm and somehow manages to cram an optical disc drive into its side, but it's already breaking the definition of "Ultrabook."
Careful now. The new Lenovo IdeaCentre Q180 is the "world's smallest desktop PC," not the world's smallest PC. Not that we're really complaining, considering how we love small things, but the Q180 is basically a thin nettop PC. You'll need to provide your own monitor and human-sized keyboard.
Believe it or not, FXI Tech's "Cotton Candy" USB/HDMI stick is an entire PC with Android 2.3 inside and it turns any display with a USB or HDMI port into a 1.2GHz dual-core PC.