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Hands-on with Bay Trail: Intel's latest, best hope for tablet relevance

Promising faster performance, longer battery life, and cheaper prices, the new chips can run Android or Windows and will power $199 tablets.

Linksys EA6900 Wi-Fi router

Belkin announces its first Linksys router, the EA6900

Dual-band 802.11ac promises to deliver 1.3Gbps wireless throughput via 802.11ac, and 600Mbps throughput via 802.11n

HP Envy Recline 27 Beats Special Edition

HP at IFA: Three new Envy all-in-ones, a liquid-cooled Envy Phoenix, and two displays

HP takes the wraps off four new consumer PCs and two displays in Berlin

Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro

Lenovo reveals the Flex laptop series, a pair of new Yogas, and the Flex 20 all-in-one PC

Each of Lenovo's new PCs will feature a Haswell processor and a touchscreen display.

Toshiba Sattelite Click

Toshiba intros new Satellites: The ND15t notebook, Encore tablet, and Click detachable

The Satellite ND15t notebook and Encore tablet to use Intel’s new Bay Trail processors. The Toshiba Click is based on an AMD A4 processor.

Sony's new VAIOs include Flip convertible laptops, Tap 11 hybrid, Tap 21 all-in-one

Highlight: The VAIO Flip 15 sports a 15-inch IPS panel with a native resolution of 2660 by 1620 pixels, and it can drive an external HDMI monitor at 4K resolution (3820 by 2160 pixels).

Dell Latitude 3330 review: A budget laptop with great battery life but lousy performance

The Dell Latitude 3330 is a 13.3-inch budget laptop that offers little more than decent battery life.

Toshiba Satellite L55Dt-A5253

Toshiba Satellite L55Dt-A5253 review: This 15.6-inch budget laptop does well on benchmarks but has some physical drawbacks

The Toshiba Satellite L55Dt-A5253 provides good performance but has drawbacks that don't show up on paper.

HP Pavilion Touchsmart 11

HP Pavilion TouchSmart 11z-e000 review: A budget 11.6-inch touchscreen laptop that runs at a snail's pace

The HP Pavilion TouchSmart 11z-e000 is a lightweight 11.6-inch laptop that sports a touchscreen and a slow, slow processor.

Lenovo IdeaPad Z400 Touch

Lenovo IdeaPad Z400 Touch review: A 15.6-inch budget laptop that's strong on performance and can survive some rugged handling

The Lenovo IdeaPad Z400 Touch may be a bit heavy on weight and light on battery life, but it manages to provide solid performance and can handle a little rough handling.

Acer E1-572-6870 Notebook

Acer Aspire E1-572-680 review: This budget 15.6-inch laptop is an outstanding value

The plastic construction helps keep the weight of this big-screen notebook lighter than some competitors with smaller displays.

5 budget laptops for college students: We name the best

Being a cash-strapped student requires making a few hardware compromises, but a nice notebook is still within reach.

Netgear accuses Asus of submitting fraudulent test results to the FCC

Netgear files complaint with the FCC and sues Asus for false advertising, unfair competition, and more.

The top tech products of 2013 (so far)

It's all here: New chips, great phones, innovative hardware. And the year's far from over yet.

Vivint control panel

A floor-to-ceiling tour of America's most energy-efficient home

In a neighborhood where utility bills run $300 per month, this home generates all the energy it consumes—for free!

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