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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Studio + XPS looks like a winner for Dell

Dell hopes the stylish Studio XPS laptops, announced at CES a few weeks back, will help shake up its image, and it may be working. CNET, Laptop Magazine and PC Magazine have all posted reviews of the 16-inch entertainment notebook, and the latter two awarded it an Editors' Choice.

January 21, 2009 by

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The best of the "Best of CES"

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.

January 13, 2009 by

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Adamo is a near no-show, but Dell ships Studio XPS laptops

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).

January 9, 2009 by


SanDisk boosts speed, lowers price of SSDs

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.

January 8, 2009 by

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AMD's Dragon, Phenom II get official

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.

January 8, 2009 by