Clearwire reached a milestone today with the launch of its WiMax 4G service in New York City--along with cities in New Jersey, Connecticut and Florida. Looks like it is finally time to trade in my old AT&T USBConnect 3G laptop card.
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.
You don't need to pay whatever Samsung expects you to pay for its Galaxy Tab to get an Android tablet. Not since Walgreens began offering a $100 model that runs Google's popular OS.
The thought of upgrading a desktop's hard drive is daunting enough for some users, but swapping out a drive in a laptop is potentially even more intimidating, given the narrow confines in which you need to work. OWC hopes to make the task a bit easier with its new DIY Hard Drive Kit, which gives you everything you need to upgrade your PC or Mac laptop and even a Mac Mini desktop.
Much of the world may be going mobile, but the desktop PC is still going strong. The reason is simple: A desktop still gives you a lot more per dollar. Here are holiday picks that cost $1,000 or less.
A year ago, the netbook recipe was simple and boring. But things have become more interesting with dual-core processors, upgraded graphics and display options, and better materials and build quality. These extras push some netbooks a bit above today's $300 entry price, but depending on your needs it may be worth spending a little extra on one of these 2010 holiday picks.
The choices for laptops continued to expand in 2010. The good news is that you are virtually guaranteed to find exactly what you -- or someone on your list -- is looking for.
Oh those pesky Internet slip-ups. Someone at Nvidia decided to add the rumored GeForce GTX 580 on the list of graphics cards that supports the company's 3D Vision technology.
It's been leaked many-a-time, but it's finally the day HP makes it official: the long-rumored Slate tablet PC is here, running Windows 7 and geared toward the corporate market.The Slate 500 is powered by an Intel Atom Z540 processor and comes with 2GB of RAM and 64GB of flash-based storage.
Dell hasn't released laptops under the XPS brand alone (as opposed to the Studio XPS lineup) for some time, but the series is back with a vengeance, as the computing giant has introduced three new models today.
Both Seagate and Western Digital have released 3-terabyte external hard drives earlier this year, but WD has finally dropped the first 3TB internal drive on the market. The Caviar Green 3TB, which includes 64MB of cache and hangs on to the SATA 3.