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MSI fits new Nvidia graphics in a smaller laptop

Show summary: The MSI GE60 is a powerful gaming rig, but fortunately not a backbreaker.

Category: First Look

March 21, 2014
Asus takes Nvidia's top-end GPU out for a spin

Show summary: The Asus line of gaming laptops has always offered excellent high-end configurations, along with custom software and hardware tweaks. This latest version of the G750 bets on Nvidia's brand-new line of GPUs, and includes the current top-end card for great gaming performance.

Category: First Look

March 18, 2014
Razer Blade packs a slim gaming laptop behind a higher-res screen

Show summary: The weak display in last year's Razer Blade gaming laptop is swapped out for an amazing 3,200x1,800 one.

Category: First Look

March 11, 2014
Hands-on with Samsung's Milk Music

Show summary: A new online radio service that promises 200 curated stations, no ads, no login.

Category: First Look

March 7, 2014
Toshiba's high-end Kirabook gets it right in version 2.0

Show summary: A new CPU and much-improved battery life make the Kirabook easier to recommend.

Category: First Look

March 5, 2014
A pair of new Chromebooks from Samsung

Show summary: Samsung's new 13-inch Chromebook 2 adds a 1080p display.

Category: First Look

March 3, 2014
HP's Spectre 13 x2 dwarfs smaller tablets and hybrids

Show summary: With a detachable 13-inch tablet screen and large keyboard, this hybrid can be a full-time PC.

Category: First Look

February 20, 2014
Lenovo's X1 Carbon adds a row of smart function keys

Show summary: This ultralight 14-inch laptop has a few new keyboard tricks, plus a better-than-HD display.

Category: First Look

February 11, 2014
Dell finally gets the 13-inch ultrabook right

Show summary: After two years of incremental upgrades, the XPS 13 gets a touch screen revamp that works.

Category: First Look

February 7, 2014
Dell Venue 11 Pro bets on a full HD display

Show summary: It costs more than other Atom-powered tablets, but the 1080p screen is a standout feature.

Category: First Look

February 4, 2014
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  • Dan Ackerman
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    July 7, 2005
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    Section Editor, CNET
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    Dan Ackerman has written about technology, games, music, and nightlife for more than 15 years, including stints as senior editor at UGO.com and editor in chief of Clubplanet. His work has appeared in publications including SPIN, Men's Journal, and Blender, and his latest album of eclectic jazz/funk/rock indie music, 'The Futurist,' is available on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, etc.
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