Sean Portnoy

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.

John Morris

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.

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CES 2011: Alienware updates Aurora gaming desktop, M17x gaming laptop with latest hardware, 3D support

CES 2011: Alienware updates Aurora gaming desktop, M17x gaming laptop with latest hardware, 3D support

As part of its CES press event, Dell announced refreshes of two Alienware lines that include new hardware from Intel and Nvidia and 3D capabilities.The latest member of the Aurora family of gaming desktops, the first in a MicroATX form factor, will feature new Intel Core i5 and i7 Sandy Bridge processors that will be overclocked and liquid-cooled and can support dual graphics cards (whether in AMD CrossFireX or Nvidia SLI flavor).

January 6, 2011 by in Hardware

CES 2011: Nvidia is developing its first CPU

CES 2011: Nvidia is developing its first CPU

Most of Nvidia's press conference at CES was devoted to its Tegra 2 processor for smartphones and tablets, but CEO Jen-Hsun Huang saved one big surprise for the end, a project to develop a high-performance CPU for PCs and servers based on the ARM.

January 5, 2011 by in Hardware

CES 2011: AMD's Fusion APUs arrive in new laptops

CES 2011: AMD's Fusion APUs arrive in new laptops

Getting a jump on Intel, AMD announced its first Fusion processors on the eve of CES 2011. Like Intel's Sandy Bridge processors, AMD's Accelerated Processing Units combine a CPU and a graphics processor on a single die, but these low-power APUs are designed for different sorts of laptops, netbooks and desktops.

January 4, 2011 by in Laptops

CES 2011: A closer look at Intel's Sandy Bridge chips

CES 2011: A closer look at Intel's Sandy Bridge chips

Intel will announce its new line of processors, code-named Sandy Bridge, at a press conference tomorrow, but at this point it is a mere formality. The changes to the microarchitecture have been known for some time and the only remaining question was just how well Sandy Bridge would perform. Now we now that too.

January 4, 2011 by in Hardware

Dell slashes price on Adamo 13 laptop to $899, while doubling RAM and upgrading processor

Dell slashes price on Adamo 13 laptop to $899, while doubling RAM and upgrading processor

Whether you want to call it an enticement to juice post-holiday sales or a way to clear inventory before Intel's Sandy Bridge processors arrive, Dell has posted a new configuration (spotted by our sister site CNET) for its Adamo 13 ultra-portable laptop that not only drops the price $100 to $899, but also packs twice as much RAM and a faster processor.A Windows-based competitor to the MacBook Air, the Adamo 13 had come with an Intel Core 2 Duo lower-power processor running at 1.

December 26, 2010 by in Processors

First PC game supporting Microsoft Kinect is confirmed

First PC game supporting Microsoft Kinect is confirmed

Though there's speculation that Microsoft will eventually provide Windows support for its Kinect hands-free control system for the Xbox 360, it seems like everybody is jumping the gun. Hackers have made it work with PCs almost from its launch, and now a Korean PC game developer is claiming its new title will support Kinect.

December 25, 2010 by in Mobility

It's tablet time at CES 2011

It's tablet time at CES 2011

It is shaping up to be the year of the tablet at CES. The shadow of Apple's iPad hangs over the show, forcing a wide range of companies to announce plans for tablets. Here's what I'm expecting to see.

December 23, 2010 by in Laptops

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