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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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.

August 14, 2008 by in Processors

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.

August 13, 2008 by in Intel

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.

July 15, 2008 by in Hardware

Details on HP's new laptops and all-in-one desktop

Details on HP's new laptops and all-in-one desktop

HP released a slew of new consumer and business products--including 17 new laptops--at an event in Berlin earlier today. In addition to HP and Compaq notebooks, new products include a refresh of its TouchSmart all-in-one PC, a Voodoo-branded desktop and notebook, and a 30-inch flat-panel.

June 10, 2008 by in Hardware

Netbook roundup from Computex

Netbook roundup from Computex

When Asus first unveiled its Eee PC at Computex in 2007, the industry viewed it as curiosity. One year later, Asus says it has sold more than a million Eee PCs and a new category, the ultra low-cost PC, is suddenly one of the biggest trends at this year's tradeshow.

June 6, 2008 by in Windows

Via has designs on mini-notebooks

Via has designs on mini-notebooks

In an effort to capitalize on the surprising growth in mini-notebooks, Via Technologies has released a new reference design based on its C7-M processor and chipset.With all the attention paid to the Intel-AMD rivalry, you may have forgotten about Via, the other company that designs x86 processors.

May 28, 2008 by in Processors

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