John Morris

John Morris is a former executive editor at CNET Networks and senior editor at PC Magazine.

Sean Portnoy

Sean Portnoy is a former executive editor at Computer Shopper magazine and editor at CNET Networks.

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Nvidia unleashes GeForce GTX 590 dual-GPU graphics card in time for Crysis 2, but does it beat AMD Radeon 6990?

AMD got the jump on the latest dual-GPU graphics card skirmish with the Radeon HD 6990, but Nvidia's long-awaited GeForce GTX 590 is now finally confirmed -- and craftily timed right around the release date for Crysis 2.The GTX 590 combines a pair of Nvidia's GTX 580s, though clocked down mildly (as often happens in dual-GPU monstrosities like this) to 607MHz.

March 23, 2011 by


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.

March 20, 2011 by


Samsung adds three new series to its enterprise laptop offerings

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.

March 16, 2011 by

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Pure Luxury makes world's coolest-looking desktop three times more expensive than original

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.

March 10, 2011 by