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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Asus announces ultra-thin Eee PC, laptops

Asus announces ultra-thin Eee PC, laptops

Asus is making a lot of news at the massive CeBIT tradeshow in Hannover, Germany this week. Among other products, the company unveiled three new Eee PCs--including the sleek Eee PC 1008HA--and the new notebooks, the U and UX series.

March 4, 2009 by in Hardware

Who's got the top 10-inch netbook?

Who's got the top 10-inch netbook?

Laptop Magazine has just posted a roundup of the latest 10-inch netbooks. They tested six netbooks including the Acer Aspire One 10-inch, Asus Eee PC 1000HE, HP Mini 1000, Lenovo IdeaPad S10, MSI Wind U120 and Samsung NC10.

February 26, 2009 by in Hardware

Dell's Studio XPS to get major upgrades--inside and out

Dell's Studio XPS to get major upgrades--inside and out

Dell's Studio XPS was one of the first desktops to offer Intel's Core i7 processor (aka Nehalem) at prices starting below $1,000. Now it looks like Dell may be close to releasing a second Studio XPS desktop with a bolder design and higher-end configurations to match the Core i7's performance.

February 24, 2009 by in Dell

Archos announces new 10-inch, 9-inch netbooks

Archos announces new 10-inch, 9-inch netbooks

Archos, the company better-known for its innovative hard drive-based portable media players and Internet tablets, is making a big push into Atom-based netbooks. At Mobile World Congress this week, the company announced a thinner version of its new 10-inch MiniPCs, and said it was working on several new versions based on both current and unreleased Intel chips and chipsets.

February 16, 2009 by in Hardware

First reviews of Nvidia's netbook solution

First reviews of Nvidia's netbook solution

Netbooks powered by Nvidia's Ion platform are nowhere in sight, but that hasn't stopped reviewers from taking it for a spin. These first reviews aren't based on real-world systems-we won't see those until mid-2009 at the earliest.

February 7, 2009 by in Mobility

Is it possible to build a $20 laptop?

Is it possible to build a $20 laptop?

The unveiling of the $20 laptop-the result of a major project involving the government, universities and the private sector in India-so far hasn't done much to clear up the mystery surrounding the ultra-inexpensive notebook. All we really know about the device is that it will have a low-power chip (it consumes about 2 watts), 2GB of memory, and Ethernet and WiFi connectivity.

February 3, 2009 by in Government : US

Studio + XPS looks like a winner for Dell

Studio + XPS looks like a winner for Dell

Dell hopes the stylish Studio XPS laptops, announced at CES a few weeks back, will help shake up its image, and it may be working. CNET, Laptop Magazine and PC Magazine have all posted reviews of the 16-inch entertainment notebook, and the latter two awarded it an Editors' Choice.

January 21, 2009 by in Hardware

The best of the "Best of CES"

The best of the "Best of CES"

The Consumer Electronics Show wrapped up on Sunday, and by now the many Best of CES lists have been posted. Every year there are a few blockbusters that show up on nearly everyone's list.

January 13, 2009 by in Tablets

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