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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Mainstream media writes Windows obit

Mainstream media writes Windows obit

Wow, a tough day for Windows.BusinessWeek reports that HP, the world's biggest PC company, is so troubled by Vista's 'tepid reception' and Apple's resurgence that it is developing its own operating system.

published September 5, 2008 by

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Sony announces three all-in-one desktops

Sony announces three all-in-one desktops

At a home theater show this week Sony announced three new all-in-one desktops along with a slew A/V receivers, LCD TVs and projectors, and Blu-ray players. All three AIOs offer Blu-ray drives, and the higher-end models offer rewritable BD drives.

published September 3, 2008 by

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Dell's netbook arrives this week

Dell's netbook arrives this week

Dell will announce its netbook, the Mini Inspiron 910, tomorrow, according to a story in today's WSJ. The new netbook had been expected any day, but the details came to light after a partner, Box.

published September 2, 2008 by

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Netbooks just want to be free

Netbooks just want to be free

At a trade show in Berlin, T-Mobile confirmed that it will sell an Asus Eee PC 901 netbook with built-in 3G. If the prices on these bundles come close to what's been rumored, they could start to catch on.

published August 28, 2008 by

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Gateway's new desktop replacement: How much game does $1,400 get?

Gateway's new desktop replacement: How much game does $1,400 get?

Gateway has released its first Centrino 2-based laptop, a 17-inch wide-screen model that rivals the performance of pricier gaming and entertainment desktop replacements.To get its PCs noticed on crowded store shelves, Gateway has been experimenting with a different mix of features, opting for less expensive processors and plowing the savings into better graphics, more system memory and, on desktops, bigger power supplies.

published August 14, 2008 by

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Dell shakes up its Latitude laptops

Dell shakes up its Latitude laptops

Dell has revamped its business notebooks, introducing six new Latitude laptops and two Precision mobile workstations. The new models are a clear indication that even with its business lines Dell is continuing its efforts to get away from gray boxes and differentiate its PCs--both in design and features.

published August 13, 2008 by

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HP announces three new EliteBooks

HP announces three new EliteBooks

HP rounded out its new EliteBook line with the announcement today of three new models. The EliteBook 8730w, a 17-inch mobile workstation, is HP's first laptop with its DreamColor displays.

published August 11, 2008 by

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Sony's Centrino 2 laptop lineup

Sony's Centrino 2 laptop lineup

Details of Sony's new laptops have been trickling out for several weeks, but Sony held off on an official announcement to coincide with Intel's Centrino 2 launch this week.Sony introduced four new VAIO lines ranging from the 3-pound Z-series ultraportable with a 13.

published July 15, 2008 by

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