Low-cost ultra-thin laptops make a lot of sense, but they've gotten off to a slow start (while netbooks continue to grow). But some sleek new models could jump-start the category.
Laptops & Desktops
John Morris and Sean Portnoy deliver straight talk about notebook and desktop computers.
John Morris is a former executive editor at CNET Networks and senior editor at PC Magazine.
Sean Portnoy is a former executive editor at Computer Shopper magazine and editor at CNET Networks.
As the end of 2009 approaches, more details about Intel's first 32nm processors are beginning to trickle out.
AMD's analyst's day is an opportunity to see how the company's processor roadmaps have changed over the past 12 months. This year AMD execs said things are ahead of schedule and provided new details on exactly what its new laptop and desktop platforms will offer.
Another laptop has been added to the Core i7-Windows 7 roster. Acer's Aspire AS8940G is an update to the company's desktop replacement with a massive 18.4-inch display.
This year the laptop list was a tough assignment for several reasons.First, the emergence of a new class of ultra-thin laptops--spawned by lower-cost processors from Intel and AMD--has made things more complicated.
Netbooks are here to stay, but choosing the right one is more confusing than ever. Here are my top picks for ZDNet's 2009 Holiday Gift Guide.
A lot has changed since I last compiled this list a year ago. Here are my top desktop picks for the 2009 ZDNet Holiday Gift Guide.
The arrival of Windows 7 has unleashed a wave of new notebooks including more Core i7 models such as Lenovo's IdeaPad Y550P.
The touch interface has arrived on smartphones, thanks largely to the iPhone. But it hasn't found much mainstream success on the PC despite years of trying.
Ralph Lauren is on the receiving end of a blogosphere backlash today over an apparent Photoshop job gone awry. It turns out there is such a thing as too thin.