Dell is looking like the sick man of the PC business, which is not looking too healthy itself.
Teachers are disappointed as laptop initiative hits a snag due to "lack of creditworthiness".
India has come up with the world's cheapest "laptop," a touch-screen computing device that costs $35.
Apple on Tuesday cut the price on its entry-level notebook computer to $999 and introduced a line of aluminium-clad machines starting at $1 299.
Apple is expected to unveil new notebook computers, perhaps even one priced for those with tight budgets.
Intel rolled out a new batch of chips for laptops on Monday that promises longer battery life and better graphics-rendering abilities.
From online courses to kid-friendly laptops and virtual teachers, technology is spreading in American classrooms.