Remember netbooks? They're no longer trendy with the launch of the iPad and the resulting tablet fever, but Acer still appears to be tinkering with the tiny, inexpensive laptops.
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.
The Zino HD is Dell's small-form-factor, living-room-friendly desktop and Mac Mini competitor. It appears that there's a refresh on the horizon for the mini-PC, which will include updated processor and discrete graphics options from AMD and ATI.
With Research in Motion preparing a tablet to compete against the iPad, it shouldn't be any surprise that Motorola is working on one, too. But while RIM's BlackPad seems geared for enterprise customers, Motorola seems to have its sight set on consumers -- especially those who are Verizon FiOS subscribers.
Research in Motion had a massive advantage in the smart phone market when Apple first launched the iPhone -- and we all know what happened next. RIM has had to withstand that blow against its BlackBerry brand, as well as seeing the Android platform making significant inroads with smart phone buyers.
One of the most anticipated games in years, Starcraft II is so hot that it can burn up your graphics card. Literally.
ATI discrete graphics cards outshipped rival Nvidia's in the second quarter of 2010, according to a new report.
Computer review sites have long posted benchmark scores of systems running popular games, but iBuyPower is taking that approach in-house by opening its Performance Lab. It's testing select pre-configured desktops on their performance in three games, then publishing the results with the rest of the buying information on its Web site.
The rumored iMac updates are here. Apple also updated its Mac Pro desktop, and released a new input device, the Magic Trackpad, and a 27-inch LED Cinema Display.
It was just last week that Dell's former "addiction" to Intel processors -- a.k.
Long before the iPad arrived, convertible tablets found a small following. The sudden interest in tablets got me wondering just how far convertibles have come, and whether one could be a credible replacement for both a laptop and iPad.