The Laptop Revival Is Here. The Laptop Is Dying.

There's an old joke about a doctor giving an elderly patient some good news and bad news. "Give me the bad news first," the old guy says. "OK, you've got cancer and you're dying. Best case, you have a few years left." "Oh god, that's awful," cries the old man. "What's the good news?" "Well," says the doctor, "You're… » 9/09/13 12:20pm 9/09/13 12:20pm

Acer Aspire S7 Review: The PC Revival Is Late, But It's Here

Laptops are at a point right now where they should all be more or less excellent. Ultrabooks are into their third year of relevance, and the screens and processors that are widely available are good enough that you can piecemeal together a perfectly acceptable laptop from chaff, more or less. So making a great one is… » 8/14/13 2:40pm 8/14/13 2:40pm

Sony Vaio Pro: Sony Is Finally Making Good Laptops Again

Sony will tell you a lot of things about the new Vaio Pro, which replaces the Vaio Z at the top of its laptop heap. It might say that it's exceedingly light, and made from carbon fiber. Or it might say that it's got new Intel Haswell guts. But what it should really say is just this: It doesn't suck. And that's the… » 6/04/13 11:45pm 6/04/13 11:45pm

Samsung's Series 7 Ultra: Your MacBook Air Might Get Jealous

Sure, Samsung's laptops of late have borne more than a passing resemblance to Apple's MacBook line. The skinny, shiny Series 7 Ultra is no exception. But so what? In the Age of Windows 8, that just means you get basically the same pretty package with the added bonus of a touchscreen and some spec improvements. Not bad! » 1/02/13 9:00pm 1/02/13 9:00pm