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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.

Lenovo Introduces Media-Savvy IdeaPad Y560

A Lenovo laptop for consumers and, dare we say it, gamers?

iPad vs. Netbook: It's a Close Call

A netbook seems more capable than an iPad, but our hands-on testing shows that, in many situations, Apple’s tablet is the better choice.

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Alienware's M11x Gaming Laptop Is Easy to Take With You

In the M11x, gamers finally have a fully capable notebook that's easily portable and offers great battery life.

HP Mini 210: Inexpensive but Thoroughly Average in Every Way

Nothing particularly impressive nor disappointing distinguishes the HP Mini 210, but the price is right.

TiVo Premiere: Still the Best Way to Watch TV

The first major interface overhaul in over a decade cements TiVo’s reputation as the best DVR out there, but the up-front cost may be hard to swallow.Ja

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HP Mini 5102: A Good, but Expensive, Netbook for Business

The design of the HP Mini 5102 is great for business users, but the high price doesn't buy you extra performance.

Sony VAIO EB12FX/T: High Style Without the High Price

Sony's VAIO EB12FX/T gives you high style without the high price tag, but you give up some performance and battery life.

Nvidia Unveils Next-Generation Ion Platform

The new Ion is less of a "platform" and more of a "GeForce for netbooks."

ATI's Catalyst 10.2 and 10.3 Drivers Pile on the Features

New drivers add many new features, including driver updates for laptops.

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Sound Blaster World of Warcraft Wireless Headset: Not Just for WoW Fans

Creative’s new themed headset is one of the best gaming headsets we’ve ever used.

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Nvidia Unveils Optimus Switchable Graphics Technology

New technology promises switchable graphics that "just works."

Micro Express KHL9070: Good Performance, Disappointing Features

The specs and benchmark numbers make this laptop seem like a great bargain, but Micro Express obviously cut corners to reach the affordable price.

Laptop Buying Guide: Shopping Tips

If you're ready to buy a new laptop, these handy tips will help you select the perfect portable.

Laptop Buying Guide: Making Sense of the Specifications

Shopping for a laptop, but unsure about the features you need? Here are the most important laptop specs to consider.

Laptop Buying Guide: Selecting the Right Laptop for You

Whether you want a compact netbook, a beefy desktop replacement, or an all-purpose laptop, our advice will help you make the best choice.