John Morris

John Morris is a former executive editor at CNET Networks and senior editor at PC Magazine.

Sean Portnoy

Sean Portnoy is a former executive editor at Computer Shopper magazine and editor at CNET Networks.

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Digital Storm promises "extreme performance" from new Black|Ops gaming PCs

They get scorn for selling systems that costs thousands, but even in this "great recession" many boutique PC builders have done a lot better than you might expect. Digital Storm has one of the best reputations among this clique (which includes Falcon Northwest, Maingear, and several others), and with its new Black|Ops desktop series, it's promising extreme performance starting at a relatively modest price.

February 13, 2010 by


Asus announces first laptops using Nvidia Optimus switchable graphics

Along with Nvidia's announcement today that it's upgraded its Hybrid SLI switchable graphics mobile solution to the company's new Optimus technology, Asus has disclosed the first five laptops that will support the graphics platform, ranging from thin-and-lights to bigger, more multimedia-friendly machines.The UL50VF-A1 (pictured above) is the one that's making the rounds of reviewers, including PC Magazine and Laptop Magazine.

February 9, 2010 by


Can Sony compete against Apple's iPad with its own tablet PC?

Everyone seems to be getting into the tablet PC game, hoping to steal some mind (and wallet) share from Apple's iPad, and that includes Sony. According to reports from PC World and the Financial Times, Sony's CFO Nobuyuki Oneda recently stated that “Sony is very much interested in this segment of the market and we have [the] necessary technology.

February 8, 2010 by


Lenovo ThinkPad X201T tablet with Core i7 CPU coming soon?

Intel's latest launch of mobile processors is yielding more laptop refreshes, such as a number of Lenovo ThinkPads. Last week, the Core i3 CPU suited up for the new ThinkPad T410i, T410si and T510i, and now Engadget is reporting that the ThinkPad X201T convertible tablet will be available with a Core i7 processor.

February 7, 2010 by