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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Dell slashes price on Adamo 13 laptop to $899, while doubling RAM and upgrading processor

Whether you want to call it an enticement to juice post-holiday sales or a way to clear inventory before Intel's Sandy Bridge processors arrive, Dell has posted a new configuration (spotted by our sister site CNET) for its Adamo 13 ultra-portable laptop that not only drops the price $100 to $899, but also packs twice as much RAM and a faster processor.A Windows-based competitor to the MacBook Air, the Adamo 13 had come with an Intel Core 2 Duo lower-power processor running at 1.

December 26, 2010 by


First PC game supporting Microsoft Kinect is confirmed

Though there's speculation that Microsoft will eventually provide Windows support for its Kinect hands-free control system for the Xbox 360, it seems like everybody is jumping the gun. Hackers have made it work with PCs almost from its launch, and now a Korean PC game developer is claiming its new title will support Kinect.

December 25, 2010 by


It's tablet time at CES 2011

It is shaping up to be the year of the tablet at CES. The shadow of Apple's iPad hangs over the show, forcing a wide range of companies to announce plans for tablets. Here's what I'm expecting to see.

December 23, 2010 by


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

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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


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