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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.
Sony Vaio Hybrid PC in the works: Features Intel Thunderbolt tech, second unit with external graphics, Blu-ray drive
And now for something completely different, from Sony of all people. While the trend in laptops has been to lose once-essential components like an optical drive and even discrete graphics in the desire to stay thin and light, Sony Insider says the electronics giant is thinking of a new way to keep those parts around -- just in a different way.
Dell killed off its 13-inch Adamo laptop recently, but it's apparently decided to freshen up its Inspiron R notebook family for the spring. In addition to sporting the latest Intel Sandy Bridge processors, the new Inspiron R portables offer interchangeable lids that can be easily popped on and off.
Having made inroads in the consumer laptop space, Samsung is now looking to expand its corporate notebook footprint, announcing three new lines of enterprise laptops that will be available starting next month.The Series 2, 4 and 6 portables feature Intel Sandy Bridge processors, though only Series 6 models can get something more powerful than a Core i3 CPU.
The Samsung Series 9, one of my favorite laptops from the Consumer Electronics Show in January, is finally available.
As with Microsoft, Intel's prowess in the conventional PC world of desktops and laptops has not provided much help when it comes to smaller mobile devices. Intel's been a non-player in smartphones, and it's late to the game when it comes to tablet PCs.
You may remember my post on the DARWINmachine Hammerhead PC HMR989, a hand-assembled concoction that's the closest thing to a cubist painting a desktop may ever get. It didn't have the latest and greatest in components, but boutique builder Pure PC has rendered that criticism moot by jamming new Intel and Nvidia parts into the Hammerhead chassis and redubbing it the Pure Luxury PC.
Less than 24 hours after details of its revamped ThinkPad X Series with Sandy Bridge leaked out, Lenovo officially announced the X220 and X220 Tablet.
AMD has finally launched the long-anticipated followup to its Radeon HD 5970, its dual-GPU monster graphics card. Like its predecessor, the new Radeon HD 6990, code-named Antilles, combines two GPUs in a single package, and the result is the fastest graphics card you can buy.
The first Sandy Bridge chips were quad-cores for high-end desktops and larger laptops. With a design flaw fixed, it now it looks like the mainstream dual-core laptops are ready to roll.