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AMD A-Series Chips Promises Faster Graphics and Longer Battery Life

The APU formerly code-named Llano may challenge Intel’s dominance in midsize laptops, ultraportable PCs, desktops, and all-in-ones.

Acer Aspire 8950G Aspires to Multimedia Greatness

Acer ships a surprisingly svelte desktop replacement laptop with an 18.4-inch display, but it falls a little short of digital media nirvana.

Windows 8 and the ARM Revolution: The Pros and Cons

ARM chips will soon run Windows 8 devices. There will be pros and cons such as longer battery live coupled with poor gaming performance.


Windows Tablets: Is Microsoft Being a Control Freak?

Microsoft reportedly is asking each chipmaker to partner with a single computer maker on the next generation of Windows-based tablets.


Asus EeePC 1215B: Netbook or Ultraportable?

This laptop is sold as a netbook, but matches up well with mainstream ultraportables in all but performance.

CEO Payday: What Tech's Top Execs Raked In For 2010

Bonuses, equity awards and perks add up to big pay packages for tech CEOs.

Gateway NV51B05u: Poor Numbers, Good Value

A low price and excellent 1080p video playback counterbalance this Fusion-based laptop's overall weak performance.

Can AMD Ever Beat Intel?

AMD’s processors are often a bargain, but can it once again make a processor that is flat-out better than Intel’s? Will the Athlon vs. Pentium days ever return?

Acer Aspire One 7552G-6436: Portable, Not Powerful

This Acer seems to favor mobility over performance--a design preference we’re not used to seeing in desktop replacement laptops.

Why AMD's New Llano Processor is a Big Deal

AMD catches up with Intel on the microprocessor front with its 32-nm Llano processor. It also gives laptop users a reasons to look for Llano systems.