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Laptops & Desktops
John Morris and Sean Portnoy deliver straight talk about notebook and desktop computers.
Sean Portnoy started his tech writing career at ZDNet nearly a decade ago. He then spent several years as an editor at Computer Shopper magazine, most recently serving as online executive editor. He received a B.A. from Brown University and an M.A. from the University of Southern California.
<p>John Morris is a former executive editor at CNET Networks and senior editor at PC Magazine. He now works for a private investment firm, which may at any time invest in companies whose products are discussed in this blog, and no disclosure of securities transactions will be made. No investment advice is offered in this blog. All duties are disclaimed.</p>
The 7 Plus uses a quad-core ARM processor and runs Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, but includes just 8GB of built-in storage.
CEO Brian Krzanich said the company's new chips probably won't be shipping in time for the important back-to-school season.
The company's latest entry into the burgeoning education tablet market comes clad in a ruggedized protective case and integrates with Google Play for Education.
The new solid-state drive uses AES 256-bit hardware-based encryption and comes in 2.5-inch and M.2 form factors.
The budget device maker creates a netbook that is even cheaper than competing Chromebooks -- if you're willing to use Android as your notebook OS.
The new chipsets allow faster transfer speeds for storage devices and support Intel's forthcoming refreshed Haswell CPUs. Unlike the H97, the Z97 allows overclocking when used with an unlocked Intel processor.
Chrome's encroachment on the desktop continues when HP releases its Chromebox in June.
AMD has big plans for ARM in microservers, embedded and low-power clients. But where does that leave the mainstream PC and server markets?
Best known for its monitors, the company is the latest to try to bring Google's mobile OS to the desktop. Its 22-inch and 24-inch systems start at $299.99.
The new interface uses PCI Express to improve performance beyond conventional SATA drives. The company plans to sell Hyper Express without drives in the U.S., but can accept a pair of drives in RAID 0 configuration.
The new drive makes use of Toshiba's latest NAND flash and is being promoted for professional content creation and high-performance gaming applications.
Designed with an extra-large battery and multi-mode kickstand, it also includes a 1,920x1,200 display for $369.
Smartphones and tablets aren’t the only gadgets getting thinner and lighter. If you’ve put off upgrading your business notebook, it’s time for another look. The three 14-inch models I've been testing show the business laptop has come a long way.
The company says the new tablet PCs, which start at $5,299, exceed the typical ruggedized standards and feature improved sunlight-readable displays.
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