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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Digital Storm introduces xm15 gaming laptop with Nvidia Optimus graphics

Digital Storm introduces xm15 gaming laptop with Nvidia Optimus graphics

Laptop introductions are few and far between in the weeks leading up to CES, but that hasn't stopped Digital Storm from releasing a new 15-inch gaming notebook, the xm15, that uses Nvidia Optimus graphics.For those who don't know about Optimus, the technology basically determines when to switch between the system using integrated graphics (for basic tasks) and discrete graphics (for gaming, imaging editing and the like.

December 20, 2010 by in Hardware

AMD Radeon HD 6970, 6950 benchmarks: Good, but can't beat Nvidia GeForce GTX 580

AMD Radeon HD 6970, 6950 benchmarks: Good, but can't beat Nvidia GeForce GTX 580

The long-awaited launch of AMD's new high-performance desktop graphics cards -- the Radeon HD 6970 and 6950 -- has just occurred, but they're not quite the Nvidia beaters that many had hoped for. While they are superior to their Radeon HD 5870 and 5850 predecessors, their performance according to benchmarking is mixed when it comes to the latest GeForce GTX 580 and 570 boards.

December 15, 2010 by in CXO

Dell prepping a workstation that actually looks good?

Dell prepping a workstation that actually looks good?

Usually tucked under the desk in a tiny cubicle, the humble workstation gets no love when it comes to industrial design. But the last bastion of the beige box may be getting a rather nice face lift, courtesy of Dell, if some images found on the Internet and supplied to Engadget are the real deal.

December 14, 2010 by in Dell

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