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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Lenovo joins 3D laptop fray with IdeaPad Y560d

Lenovo joins 3D laptop fray with IdeaPad Y560d

The 3D laptops are coming fast and furious now, with Toshiba announcing one the other day and now the normally staid Lenovo venturing into the third dimension with the IdeaPad Y560d.The Y560d is a little different in that it uses passive polarized 3D glasses rather than active-shutter ones, and uses an ATI Radeon HD 5730 graphics card instead of an Nvidia one.

June 16, 2010 by in Lenovo

Are two screens better than one?

Are two screens better than one?

Toshiba is reportedly developing a tablet with two 7-inch displays, which folds like a book. That would make it the latest in a long line of companies-both big names and start-ups-who have toyed with these dual-display devices.

June 16, 2010 by in Hardware

Do Mac gamers using Steam have better systems than PC fraggers?

Do Mac gamers using Steam have better systems than PC fraggers?

The Steam online gaming platform has recently been launched for Mac users, but already it seems that the average gamer using an Apple computer has a superior system than his or her PC brethren, though not everywhere that it counts.According to Valve's Steam Hardware Survey for May, the average Mac has more RAM (4GB to 2GB) and is more likely to have a dual-core processor running at 2.

June 9, 2010 by in Mobility

Asus Immensity X58 motherboard includes built-in ATI Radeon video card, Lucid Hydra graphics tech

Asus Immensity X58 motherboard includes built-in ATI Radeon video card, Lucid Hydra graphics tech

Here's a different kind of motherboard that not only may appeal to DIY system builders but also possibly to desktop manufacturers. Asus is showing off at Computex a "concept" board that includes an ATI Radeon discrete graphics card built onto it, as well as Lucid Hydra technology that allows that Radeon card to work in tandem with another graphics card, regardless of whether it's ATI or Nvidia.

June 3, 2010 by in Processors

More laptops with Nvidia Optimus switchable graphics announced at Computex

More laptops with Nvidia Optimus switchable graphics announced at Computex

Nvidia's Optimus technology, which allows a laptop to switch between integrated graphics and its discrete card depending on what type of application is running, was launched several months ago, but was only introduced for a handful of systems (mostly from Asus) since then. This week's Computex show has changed that, as more than a dozen notebooks using Optimus have been announced here.

June 2, 2010 by in Laptops

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