The Consumer Electronics Show wrapped up on Sunday, and by now the many Best of CES lists have been posted. Every year there are a few blockbusters that show up on nearly everyone's list.
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.
The scraps of news Dell parceled out on its mysterious Adamo laptop at CES left reviewers disappointed, but the company did announce several new laptops and one desktop, the XPS 625, at the show.The new laptops meld together two Dell brands, the mid-range Studio and the high-end XPS (Inspiron is budget brand).
SanDisk announced today a new line of SSDs that not only offer larger capacities but, according the company, are twice as fast as competing SSDs that have hit the market in the past year (which are themselves already significantly faster than standard hard drives on many tasks).Intended as the hard disk drive replacements in laptops for consumers and business users, the G3 series SSDs will be available at 60GB ($149), 120GB ($249) and 240GB ($499) capacities.
AMD is taking its second stab at a desktop platform--this time with a more promising processor as its foundation. The Phenom II X4, which AMD officially announced yesterday, is the final piece in its new Dragon platform for high-end desktops.
The mystery of the Sony VAIO P series has been resolved. Sony is calls it a Lifestyle PC, but it is really one of the smallest and lightest Netbooks to date.
Plugging a hole in its laptop portfolio, AMD has announced a new processor platform for very thin and lightweight notebooks. HP was the first to announce a new laptop, the Pavilion dv2, based on AMD's Athlon Neo chip.
Getting a jump on the Consumer Electronics Show, which kicks-off Wednesday, Lenovo announced today several new laptops and its first all-in-one desktop.The ThinkPad W700ds, which Lenovo claims is the first mobile workstation with two displays, has already received a lot of coverage on gadget blogs because of its novel design.
Details of Sony's rumored mini-notebook are steadily leaking. The last thing the world need is another netbook, but this one seems to have a twist: a small LED display (only 8 inches) with a large resolution of 1,600 by 768 pixels.
LG Display announced today a 14.1 inch LCD panel for notebooks that at the push of a button switches from transmissive to transflective mode for use outdoors in sunlight.
If the rumors are accurate, Dell will soon launch a new laptop to compete with ultra-thin models from Apple, Lenovo and others. So just how thin would this new "Adamo" laptop need to be to lure some of those premium buyers over to Dell?