A new report states Google's Chromebook represents a small PC market share at 2.85% in 2015, but that's grown 47% over the year before. The success is enough that companies such as HP and Dell are said to be pulling out of the low-end laptop space, with the possibility of more to follow suit.
Part of the device's success can be attributed to its wide appeal: from educators to first-time owners to budget-minded minimalists to those just wanting an extra computer in the home, it's proven it has serious reach.
Featuring a thickness of only 20mm and a lightweight 2.7-pound design, HP's new Chromebook 11 G4 EE gas been targeted at the education sector specifically.
Bragging to have passed "HP's 70 cm drop test to help protect it from occasional bumps with lockers and drops from desks," this Chromebook will be priced at only $199 and is set for release later in January this year, as stated in a recent press release by the company.
Further vying to operate in a harsh schooling environment, this new product contains a spill-resistant keyboard, a 180-degree hinge in order to allow it to lay flat and can even be packaged with an IPS panel if requested. Other optional futures include 3G or 4G connectivity, likely included to assist students in remote areas complete small-school or home schooling projects.
CES 2016 - Lenovo had quite the range at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show, announcing the new ThinkPad Yoga OLED, the thinnest 14-inch convertible on the market.
First up, we have the 14-inch 2560x1440 display powered by an Intel Core i7 vPro CPU, with the ThinkPad Yoga OLED capable of being configured with up to 16GB of RAM and a 1TB Samsung-made SSD.
Thanks to its impressive OLED panel, the Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga OLED is priced at $1650. This is for the base model, without the higher-end upgrades, like the Core i7 processor, 16GB of RAM and 1TB SSD.
CES 2016 - Acer unveiled their new Aspire Switch 12 S at CES 2016, which features the impressive RealSense 3D camera from Intel.
We have a 12-inch Full HD display protected by Gorilla Glass 4, an Intel Core M processor, up to 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD. On the back, the Aspire Switch 12S sports an Intel RealSense 3D camera with a 5-megapixel camera up front.
This all arrives in at 7.8mm thick and 800g, with a release window of March and a starting price of $999.
CES 2016 - Lenovo was out in force at CES this year, showing off its new Yoga 900S which the company claims is the world's thinnest convertible laptop.
We have a 12.5-inch QHD (2560x1440) display with a 360-degree hinge for any situation, with the entire body of the Yoga 900S made from carbon. Inside, we have an Intel Core M processor, Active Pen support, 10.5 hours of battery life and of course, Windows 10.
Unfortunately, the Lenovo Yoga 900S only features 8GB of RAM, but you can customize up to 512GB of storage inside. The Yoga 900S starts at $1099 and will be available in March.
CES 2016 - Lenovo displayed their latest push into mobile gaming at CES 2016 with a new gaming notebook, the Ideapad Y900. The Ideapad Y00 is a 17-inch Full HD gaming notebook with some impressive specifications.
Inside, we have an Intel Core i7 K-series processor meaning it can be overclocked, and to handle the gaming side of things Lenovo has included an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M with 4GB of GDDR5. Lenovo has crammed a 512GB SSD inside of the Ideapad Y900, and a 1TB drive for storage. The Lenovo Ideapad Y900 sports a mechanical gaming keyboard, making the product all that more alluring.
Lenovo will be starting the price of the Ideapad Y900 at $1999, with a release window of June.
CES 2016 - You read it right, EVGA has just announced a laptop of its very own. Devoid of in-depth information, the recently issued press release came out just today and mentions a plethora of other interesting first-time releases for this company.
Described as "100% EVGA in-House design from the ground Up," the SC17 gaming laptop is 4K ready and comes packaged with G-SYNC technology, USB 3.1 Type-C support, a unibody design that measures in at only 1.05 inches, a RJ45 LAN connection, and complete overclocking support.
Paired with the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M is an Intel Core i7 6820HK K unlocked processor and a 17.3-inch 4K display with external G-SYNC support. Wrapping up the features list is a full HD webcam - and that's all we know right now.
CES 2016 - This laptop comes with a 17.3-inch 4K screen and will likely blow away your desktop PC and many of your friends, too. Labeled a 'desktop laptop' by Eurocom, the Sky DLX7 model comes packed with an Intel Core i7-6700k Skylake desktop class CPU and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Desktop GPU plus more.
Other stunning internal components include 64GB of DDR4 RAM, up to 5TB of storage and connection options including two miniDP 1.2 ports, a HDMI port, one USB 3.1 Type-C port and three USB 3.0 options. Further features include a 1Gb LAN port, space for M.2 PCIe SSDs, support for four external monitors, Windows 10, 8.1 or 7, a SoundBlaster X-Fi sound card within and a backlit keyboard.
Want one for yourself? The prices start at $3447 for the 1080p model and go up from there. If you're still interested, head here for more information.
CES 2016 - MSI has worked with
the NSA Tobii on its latest laptop, baking in a Tobii eye tracking system that the company claims is a world's first.
Tobii's eye tracking technology has been built into the MSI GT72S Tobii, which is short for the longer, more confusing name: GT72S 6QE-835CA Dominator Pro G Tobii. The laptop rocks a 17.3-inch 1080p display, and when the system is tracking your eyes "game characters and environments will react to your gaze, focus and attention"... freaky.
There are only a handful of games with support for Tobii right now, including Assassin's Creed Rogue, Arma 3, Flight Simulator, and Euro Truck Simulator 2. But in a few months, The Division will be released, and it'll be bundled with the GT72S Tobii on March 8.
CES 2016 - Razer has just unveiled its new ultrabook gaming PC, the Razer Blade Stealth. The new Blade Stealth is something Razer calls "the ultimate Ultrabook", as it features an "incredibly sleek form factor", Intel's latest Core i7 processor, and a 4K display.
Razer has also announced that the Blade Stealth can be sold through its new direct-to-consumer model, that allows consumers to buy the Razer Blade Stealth with premium configurations, at lower price points relative to the competition.
The new ultrabook gaming PC is only 0.52 inches (13.2mm) and weighs only pounds (1.24kg). The Razer Blade Stealth has a 12.5-inch 4K display, but it can also be configured with a 2560x1440 panel, too - with both displays being touch-enabled. Both models can be configured with the new Skylake-based Core i7 processor from Intel, with PCIe-based SSDs taking care of your storage needs.
Both models will sport 8GB of RAM, include Thunderbolt 3 connectivity through a USB Type-C port, offering up to 40Gbps of speed. Razer will be offering the base model Blade Stealth for $999 while the highest-end version will cost $1599.