Stories by Darren Gladstone

  • Acer Aspire 5738DG-6165 All-Purpose Laptop

    The Acer Aspire 5738DG-6165 grafts a 3D panel onto a mainstream laptop. It's a gimmick, a feature that caters to maybe 1 percent of the computing population - and at first I was completely skeptical. People are offering 3D as a crowd-pleasing extra in movie theaters, as a ploy to justify the purchase of Blu-ray discs, and now as a new reason to buy a high-end graphics card. But in a $US780 all-purpose laptop?

  • Hands-On: Intel Core i7 920XM Laptop

    This morning, Intel has just unveiled its newest mobile processor. Surprise! Okay, not really. We've heard about this chip for what feels like ages. Well, today we're gonna tell you how a Core i7 laptop performs in initial tests.

  • Dell, Alienware invade with Core i7 laptops

    Well, you knew it was only a matter of time. Last week we reported on HP's lines of laptops hitting the streets this Spring, and today, as Intel officially lifts the lid on the mobile Core i7 processor (the artist formerly known as "Clarksfield"), Dell follows suit.

  • HP gets Apple envy with 13- and 15-inch laptops

    When Voodoo PC came under HP's umbrella a few years back, we began to see all sorts of interesting collaborations: The <a href="http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/product/30453/review/blackbird_002_lci.html">Blackbird</a> desktop and the <a href="http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/product/43907/review/voodoo_envy_133.html">HP Voodoo Envy 133</a>, with its sleek laptop looks, garnered second glances from lustful nerds.

  • Hands-on: HP Mini 110

    HP's newest netbook is an economy-class version of the company's popular Mini 1000 line. What corners get cut, and is this mini-laptop worth its weight? Read our first impressions.

  • Sexy iPhone app funds a startup

    You can't really take iGirl seriously. It's a goofy (with an emphasis on sad and borderline creepy) iPhone app featuring a pasty-looking, scantily-clad virtual girlie that you can customize according to your...ahem...interests.

  • nVidia 200M GPUs

    Twice the power, half the battery drain of last year's GPU--a pretty bold claim, and one that nVidia makes about its new 200M series laptop GPUs. Today nVidia lifts the lid off five graphics processors that will grace everything from cost-conscious computers to enthusiast gamer machines.