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Laptops & Desktops
John Morris and Sean Portnoy deliver straight talk about notebook and desktop computers.
Sean Portnoy started his tech writing career at ZDNet nearly a decade ago. He then spent several years as an editor at Computer Shopper magazine, most recently serving as online executive editor. He received a B.A. from Brown University and an M.A. from the University of Southern California.
<p>John Morris is a former executive editor at CNET Networks and senior editor at PC Magazine. He now works for a private investment firm, which may at any time invest in companies whose products are discussed in this blog, and no disclosure of securities transactions will be made. No investment advice is offered in this blog. All duties are disclaimed.</p>
The company says its 27-inch curved LCD display provides a more immersive viewing experience for PC gaming and video streaming.
The new notebooks are the first introduced since the company announced it was shifting its PC focus away from consumers.
At just 7mm thick, the new 2.5-inch solid-state drives are perfect for Ultrabooks, but PC upgraders will appreciate capacities up to 960GB.
Compared to last year's report, the old computer standby goes from worst to first, while satisfaction with Apple, Dell, and HP computers dips.
Running Steam's Big Picture Mode and ready to be a future Steam Machine, this system brings the latest and greatest desktop graphics card into the living room.
At 2.76 pounds, this new Windows tablet is the lightest 11.6-inch ruggedized slate on the market, according to its maker.
The forthcoming UltraSharp 27 Ultra HD 5K and new DisplayPort 1.3 technology will push computer displays past 4K.
Phablets, including Apple's first one, won't just impact iPad mini sales. They could kill off an even smaller category of tablet.
The Android tablet shrinks to just 6mm thick, while featuring an 8.4-inch OLED screen and Intel RealSense 3D camera.
The 8-inch Android tablet tries to entice an untapped market with free 24/7 customer service and a year's membership in AARP for $189.
The updated $299.99 Chromebook 14 is powered by Nvidia's Tegra K1 processor, while the refreshed Chromebook 11 uses an Intel Celeron Bay Trail CPU and starts at $279.99.
The next generation of its all-in-one desktops that be can used laying flat feature smaller and cheaper models than the original Horizon. Will they fare any better with consumers?
The 8-inch tablet runs Android KitKat 4.4, comes with a 1080p HD display, and supports PS4 Remote Play for streaming PlayStation 4 gaming action.
The Iconia Tab 8 W joins other suddenly inexpensive Windows tablets hitting the market, while the Android-powered Iconia One 8 is available in 10 different color choices.
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