USB 3.0 is just making a dent in the marketplace, and Intel is already talking about a new cable that may signal the end for USB altogether.
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 have to hand it to the crew at MadShrimps.beyou really must love to overclock if you take on the challenge of pushing a single-core desktop CPU (you remember those, right?
Some people think the idea of controlling another computer through an iPad is a ridiculous idea—why wouldn't you just get a laptop and then it's not even an issue. I can see the argument that using the Apple tablet to spend an extensive amount of time dealing with a remote computer's interface would be challenging, but I can think of a few reasons you'd want the capability.
AMD's six-core Phenom II X6 CPUs will underclock three cores and automatically overclock the other three
More details have emerged about how AMD's forthcoming six-core desktop CPUs, the Phenom II X6 lineup (a.k.
Now that 3D hardware is here, the content will follow, starting with The Masters this week. But is it compelling enough to convince consumers to upgrade?
Most desktop users don't care a lick about such things as the rotational speed of their hard drives, but those who do know that the VelociRaptor from Western Digital is one of the best performing drives out there, thanks to its 10,000rpm speed, along with 32MB of cache and SATA 6Gbps support.The VelociRaptor's primary drawback has been its smaller capacities (300GB max) in a world full of terabyte (and more) drives.
Internal HP document leaks: Slate tablet to cost $549, run on Atom Z530 processor, hope to combat iPad.
Should Apple feel threatened by HP's forthcoming tablet competition? Maybe not, given the internal document that somehow wound up in Engadget's lap.
So I braved the lines, which weren't outrageously long, at my local Apple store, and picked up an iPad yesterday morning. To be honest, my kids spent more time with it since then than I did, but I played with it enough to offer my first impressions to the growing multitude of iPad commentary.
You're going to be hearing a lot about whether the iPad can be an adequate replacement for the netbook, which Steve Jobs derided when he first announced the Apple tablet back in January. In particular, netbooks with 10-inch screens appear vulnerable as their screen size is similar to the iPad's 9.
The netbook market has been saturated with a seemingly endless supply of product, but apparently there's one customer segment that's been unaccounted for: children. At least that's the thinking behind the PeeWee Power Laptop, a full-fledged netbook with a few tweaks thrown in to make it suitable for the juvenile set.