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Jason has written professionally about technology and video games for almost 20 years. His goal in life is to figure out how complicated technology works and explain it in a way anyone can understand.

Toshiba Portege Z835: Incredibly Light, but Not Incredibly Fast

While the slim profile and amazingly light weight of the Portege Z835 are attractive, Toshiba clearly cut some corners to get the price down to $799.

Holiday Laptop Buying Guide: Making Sense of the Specifications

Shopping for a laptop, but unsure what all those features mean? Here are the most important laptop specs to consider.

Holiday Laptop Buying Guide: Shopping Tips

Before you hit the stores or retail sites, read through our shopping tips. It'll save you money!

Mechanical Keyboards: Which One is Right for You?

Looking to swap out your boring membrane keyboard for a mechanical-switch model? Check out our reviews of ten top mechanical keyboards.

Sony VAIO Z Series: Ahead of Its Time, Above Your Price Limit

The new VAIO Z is a master course in cutting-edge design, but it will set you back a pretty penny. If only Sony could bring this machine to the masses.

Windows 8 Will Take Laptop Touchpads to the Next Level

New software and hardware combine to enable better multitouch than was ever possible in Windows 7.

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Windows 8 Also Has Tools for Power Users

So you’re not a tablet-using, touch-oriented, casual computer user. You’re hard-core. Don’t let the eye candy fool you: Windows 8 appears to have plenty of good stuff for you, too.

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Windows 8: Going In-Depth With Microsoft's Massive Update to Windows

Microsoft makes big changes with Windows 8, revamping the look and function, and adding support for the next generation of mobile devices.

Windows 8: What We Hope to Learn

Microsoft’s BUILD Windows conference next week will signal the grand reveal of its latest OS, and we have a lot of questions.

Who Will Drive the Tech Industry Forward Without Steve Jobs?

Like it or not, Steve Jobs has been largely responsible for many innovations that have moved the entire tech sector forward. Where will that influence come from now?

HP’s PC Business Spin-Off Could Benefit Consumers

If HP spins off its PC business into a separate company, the payoff for consumers could be big, but only if significant changes are made.

Windows Laptop Makers Can't Catch Up to the MacBook Air

Laptop manufacturers are struggling to compete with the MacBook Air, and by the time they do, it won't matter. It's not a manufacturing problem, it's an attitude problem.

Sony VAIO SB Series: Thin, Light, Expensive, and Terribly Fast

If money is no object, consider Sony’s VAIO SB the ultraportable to get. It’s thin and light, with long battery life and the best performance we’ve seen in its class.

8 Great Laptops Under $800

It seems like most of us these days can share Groucho Marx's sentiment: “I started out with nothing and I have most of it left.” These great laptops won't strain your bank account.

Samsung Series 3: Impressive Performance and Portability at an Affordable Price

You can see where corners were cut to reach the size, weight, and price of the Series 3, but Samsung has still managed to deliver impressive performance, a nice feature set, and stylish design.