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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.

HP Pavilion dv6 Review: A Modestly Priced Laptop That Doesn’t Disappoint

HP’s latest, the dv6 is surprisingly robust for a low cost 15-inch laptop.

AMD Complicates Its 'Vision' Processor Branding

'Vision A6' and Other Ways AMD Makes Purchasing Tough

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.