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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AMD Radeon HD 4770: Great graphics for $99

AMD has made the eagerly-anticipated Radeon HD 4770 GPU official. Although it is based on some of the most advanced technology--it's the first GPU manufactured using a 40nm process and has nearly as many transistors as the flagship Radeon HD 4890--it is neither the company's fastest nor most costly GPU.

April 28, 2009 by

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Will ARM netbooks be competitive?

Rumors of netbooks using smartphone components rather than Intel chips and Microsoft Windows are nothing new. But we're finally getting a good idea of just what a PC based on an ARM processor and Linux will look like.

April 27, 2009 by

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AMD pushes Phenom II X4 to 3.2GHz

AMD will give its Dragon desktop platform a boost today with the release of faster Phenom II X4 quad-core chips. The new platform, which also includes the ATI Radeon HD 4890 GPU announced earlier this month and an updated version of its OverDrive utility, is geared toward enthusiast and gamers.

April 22, 2009 by

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Super-slim MSI X340, Intel CULV coming this month

Intel hasn't made any secret of its plans to release ultra low-voltage chips for relatively inexpensive, ultra-thin consumer notebooks. In last week's earnings call, CEO Paul Otellini said the company looked forward to the "new consumer ultra low voltage products which will enable many new thing and light notebooks at very compelling price points.

April 21, 2009 by

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Details on Acer's new notebooks, netbook and all-in-one

Thanks to a slew of acquisitions, Acer has quickly become the world's third-largest PC company, and is now within striking distance of Dell.Yesterday Acer unveiled a new line of notebooks, netbooks and desktops that is meant not only to maintain that momentum, but also to sharpen the identities of the four brands leftover from this buying binge.

April 8, 2009 by

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