There's Never Been a Worse Time to Buy a Laptop

If you're thinking about buying a laptop any time soon, don't. Just don't do it. We're at a unique point in history, where weird and wonderful new hardware and revolutionary platform changes of every stripe will converge over the next few months. » 6/06/12 11:00am 6/06/12 11:00am

Microsoft Isn't Worried About This Android Tablet Nonsense

Android tablets? Sure, Microsoft exec Steve Guggenheimer's heard of them. That doesn't mean he thinks they're worth a toot, at least not in this WSJ interview. A bold stance! And one that doesn't really hold up. » 6/01/10 1:22pm 6/01/10 1:22pm

Intel Trims Netbooks To Just Half an Inch Thick, Adds Dual-Core Atom…

The bad news: Intel's new dual-core Atom processors won't be appreciably more powerful than what's in your netbook now. The good news: a Pine Trail netbook reference design Intel introduced today at Computex is only slightly thicker than an iPhone. » 6/01/10 12:00am 6/01/10 12:00am

Synaptics: PC Trackpads Getting Four-Finger Gestures

PC trackpads have tended to lag behind their MacBook counterparts, but the gap's narrowing today. Synaptics—the same folks who introduced the buttonless, clickable PC trackpad last year, are adding four-finger gestures and more goodies with their TouchPad-IS platform. » 5/31/10 9:00pm 5/31/10 9:00pm

Microsoft Wants to Rebrand Netbooks 'Low-Cost Small Notebook PCs'

Microsoft wants us to move away from the term "netbook", instead referring to the tiny, cheap laptops, which the company says demand recognition for handling more than just browsing, as—brace yourselves—"low cost small notebook PCs", according to Digitimes. Sorry, Intel! » 6/03/09 7:01am 6/03/09 7:01am

Nvidia Announces 12 Tegra Products You'll Probably Never See, Tweaks…

Nvidia is using Computex to herald the arrival of their system-on-a-chip Tegra platform, but it's not the most explosive debut. They've announced 12 netbook and tablet products from relative unknowns, and bizarrely altered their claims about the platform's capabilities. » 6/02/09 4:14am 6/02/09 4:14am

Nvidia Ion-Powered Cheap PCs Arrive En Masse

Lenovo and Acer were the first, but now they're not the only ones with cheap computers powered by Nvidia's Ion platform—GeForce 9400M graphics paired with an Intel Atom CPU. Besides Asus's eeetop here, there's 20 others, though you won't find the likes of Dell or HP here: » 6/01/09 11:30pm 6/01/09 11:30pm

New Gadget Will Synchronize Your iPhone or iPod Wirelessly

Soon you will be able to synchronize your iPhone or iPod touch to your PC or Mac, using a low power chip from Alereon. The new device—a reference design to be used by third-party manufacturers—is small and have a built-in battery that will supply electricity to the iPhone while it's synchronizing with iTunes without… » 6/01/09 3:00pm 6/01/09 3:00pm