If you want something more than a tablet, the cheapest options are undoubtedly Chromebooks. These are basically the least expensive laptops you can find, and while we're working on other guides for Windows laptops, we're going to start with Chromebooks. The latest iteration of Chrome OS has true multitasking, more apps, and there are more Chromebook options than ever before, often starting at less than $200. But which one is best? A Short Overview of Current Chromebooks Alphabetically, there are current Chromebooks for sale from Acer (C720, C720P, and the new 11/13), ASUS (C200, C300), Dell (11), HP (11/14 and 11/14 G3), Lenovo (N20P), Samsung (Chromebook and Chromebook 2), and Toshiba (Chromebook and Chromebook 2). There's also the Chromebook Pixel, but that's nothing like a budget...

Futuremark Announces PCMark 7 for Windows 7

When 3DMark11 launched earlier this year, it seemed like the time was right for an update to PCMark Vantage as well. While we don't have an exact release date...

15 by Jarred Walton on 3/21/2011

Budget System Builder’s Guide February 2011

With the recent launch of Sandy Bridge, we had hoped to put together some Buyers' Guides covering the changes in the market. Unfortunately, with the recall/bug of the 6-series...

58 by Zach Throckmorton on 2/14/2011

Holiday Smartphone Buyer's Guide

Since there are so many smartphones on the market, we figured that the holiday season was a great time to write our first smartphone buyer's guide. And so we...

52 by Vivek Gowri on 12/4/2010

Holiday 2010 System Builder's Guide

We haven't updated our various system buyers' guides for a while, and what better time to rectify that oversight than the holiday shopping season? We're going to take a...

112 by AnandTech Staff, edited by Jarred Walton on 11/19/2010

Holiday Buyer's Guide: Notebooks

Yes folks, it's that time again: time to open your wallets and let a ravenous technology industry take its cut so you can have the shiniest, latest gadgets on...

50 by Dustin Sklavos on 11/15/2010

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About SDRAM (Memory): But Were Afraid to Ask

It started off as a simple enough memory review, but somewhere along the way we decided to dramatically expand the scope of our discussion and avoid the monotony...

45 by Rajinder Gill on 8/15/2010

Laptop Buyer's Guide: 14-inch and Smaller

In the second half of our Mobile Buyer's Guide, we focus on portable machines with screens smaller than 14". The market as a whole is getting a thorough overhaul...

79 by Vivek Gowri on 7/19/2010

Mobile Buyers' Guide: 14" and Larger Notebooks and DTRs

The back-to-school season is coming and refreshed product lines are already starting to appear on store shelves. Intel's dual-core Arrandale processors continue to dominate in terms of raw performance...

64 by Dustin Sklavos on 6/30/2010

System Buyer’s Guide: $1700 Performance Midrange

Many things have changed in the nine months since our last midrange system guide hit the press, some for the worse—a moment of silence, please, for the passing of...

101 by Mike Jones and Jarred Walton on 5/12/2010

Welcome to the 2010 AnandTech Beta

That old design lasted us a long time, didn't it? :) Welcome to the 2010 AnandTech Beta. We've done a lot of updating behind the scenes as...

277 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/29/2010

System Buyers' Guide: PCs for Under $1000

Old system got you down in the dumps and you're tired of sinking more money into a black pit of despair? It's time to start fresh, and we've got...

87 by Sean Hollister on 2/12/2010

Mobile Buyers' Guide, December 2009

Looking for a laptop, netbook, or even a notebook this holiday season? We've put together our thoughts on the various price segments and have selected a few laptops worthy...

50 by Jarred Walton on 12/6/2009

System Buyers' Guide: $700 to $1700

We have some changes in our AMD recommendations as the Phenom II platform has matured. On the Intel side are a few small refinements while we wait for the...

72 by Wesley Fink on 7/27/2009

System Buyers Guide: PCs under $825

Entry, Budget, or HTPC - $825 can buy a lot more PC these days. It can even buy a decent gaming rig.

66 by Wesley Fink on 5/14/2009

Phenom II Buyers Guide: 955BE Edition

The new 3.2GHz 955BE is generating excitement for all PC buyers. We detail the latest Phenom II systems built for budget, best value, and top performance.

61 by Wesley Fink on 4/24/2009

Deal of the Weekend - AMD Phenom II X4 940, Kingston DDR3, and more stuff...

A short story for those looking to shop this weekend for a new processor, video card, or memory.

18 by Gary Key on 4/18/2009

System Buyers Guide: $800 to $1800

We assemble four systems geared for value and performance using AMD Phenom II, Intel Core 2, and Core i7 processors. The $800 to $1800 price range covers a lot...

74 by Wesley Fink on 4/7/2009

Video Card Buyer's Guide - Spring 2009

It's been since the holidays that we've done a GPU buyers guide. It never seems like the right time to do a new GPU buyers guide, as NVIDIA and...

93 by Derek Wilson on 3/30/2009

System Buyers Guide: PCs under $800

Entry, Bargain, or HTPC - $800 can buy a lot of PC these days.

67 by Wesley Fink on 3/16/2009

Phenom II System Buyers' Guide

Phenom II is generating new excitement for AMD Buyers. We look at Phenom II systems built for value, maximum overclocking, and top performance.

50 by Wesley Fink on 3/2/2009

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