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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.

Samsung Series 9: The First True MacBook Air Competitor

Samsung’s superthin laptop one-ups Apple’s in a few ways, but you’ll pay for its style and performance.

CTIA, Browser, and Disasters on PCWorld Podcast #110

This week, the PC Editors discuss the merits of the latest web browsers, preview the CTIA show, and discuss how technology is changing the way we respond to disasters.

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Five Steps to a Better New PC

Just bought a new PC? Here's how to ditch the bloatware, get the apps you want, and make sure it has all your important data.

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Are We Really Living in a Post-PC World?

To hear some tell it, the PC is yesterday’s news. The PC isn’t dying, it’s just becoming part of a wider computing world.

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Sony VAIO Y Series Is Sleek and Well-Equipped, but a Little Pricey

Sony’s bright pink ultraportable straddles the middle ground between netbook and ultraportable, but costs a little more than it should.

Inside Intel's Next-Gen Processors

Here’s how the new Core i5 and i7 'Sandy Bridge' chips--which bake graphics hardware into the CPU--are redefining PC performance.

When Should You Buy a New Laptop?

Nobody wants to buy a laptop just to have a new, better model go on sale just a few weeks later. When is the right time to make that new laptop purchase?

The Optical Drive: Appendix of the Modern PC

Once a core component of every laptop and desktop PC, the silver spinning disc is rapidly going the way of the floppy.

Beware the Marketing Department’s Re-branding Efforts

Intel, AMD, and Nvidia’s latest laptop chips are great, but are muddled with marketing terms that seem almost designed to confuse customers.

HP Pavilion dm1z: AMD’s Fusion Processor Offers a Lot of Bang for the Buck

Straddling the line between netbook and ultraportable laptop, the dm1z offers a lot of value for its $450 starting price.

CES Highlights on PCWorld Podcast #105

4G, tablets, phones, 3D TV and cameras, and the next version of Windows all shared the limelight at CES 2011.

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AMD CEO Dirk Meyer Resigns

Thomas Seifert, Senior VP and CFO, to replace Meyer as interim CEO.

The CES Laptop Rush: Scores of New Models But Few New Designs

New chips from Intel and AMD are popping up in CES notebooks, but the eye candy factor for these laptops lags behind.

Samsung Introduces New Series 9 Thin and Light Laptop

Samsung takes a shot at the Macbook Air with its premium ultraportable laptop.

Acer Announces Laptops With New CPUs from Intel and AMD

The new Aspire 5750, 5750G, and 7750G quad-core notebooks are aimed at enthusiasts and gamers, while the Apsire 5253 targets the budget-conscious.