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

<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>

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New Lian-Li computer case let you turns your PC into a mecha spider

New Lian-Li computer case let you turns your PC into a mecha spider

Antec first turned heads with its Skeleton open-air case, which exposed DIYers components but helped with air cooling and reduced dust bunnies found in a closed chassis. Now premium case builder Lian-Li is going further out with its new PC-T1R, which not only leaves your system's parts out in the open, but also has four "legs" that let you have a mechanical spider (well, semi-spider) sitting on your desk.

published March 10, 2010 by

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Shuttle shows off I-Power GXT Mini external graphics solution at CeBIT

Shuttle shows off I-Power GXT Mini external graphics solution at CeBIT

Despite AMD/ATI's lack of success with its device to connect an external graphics card to a laptop (a Europe-only release that never saw the light of day here), not everyone has soured on the idea. I posted a few weeks ago that Nvidia is considering an external graphics device, and this week at the CeBIT expo, Shuttle has been displaying its own solution, the I-Power GXT Mini.

published March 6, 2010 by

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Would you buy Coby's 7-inch smartbook for $85?

Would you buy Coby's 7-inch smartbook for $85?

I know netbooks have driven down the prices on laptops quite a bit, now spawning so-called smartbooks, but this may be a little too much. Bargain electronics manufacturer Coby has been a showing new portable this week at the CeBIT expo that will cost, according to Engadget, just $85.

published March 3, 2010 by

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Nvidia introduces new ION chip for netbooks

Nvidia introduces new ION chip for netbooks

The name is the same, and ION still serves the same purpose--giving under-powered netbooks a jolt of performance for 3D gaming and HD video. But the new version, which Nvidia introduced at the CeBIT tradeshow earlier today, is very different.

published March 2, 2010 by

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Clevo's X8100 loaded gaming laptop packs mobile Core i7, Nvidia GTX 285M graphics

Clevo's X8100 loaded gaming laptop packs mobile Core i7, Nvidia GTX 285M graphics

If you're not a notebook fanatic, you may not be aware of the Clevo brand, though you may be familiar with its laptops if you purchase a system from Sager or Prostar (which merely rebrand Clevo machines). You'll have to go the boutique vendor (like AVADirect, Malibal, XoticPC) to get hold of a Clevo au naturel, but if you're a hardcore gamer, you might want to track down the just released X8100.

published February 21, 2010 by

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