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Reporters' Roundtable: Portable computing

Want to buy yourself a MacBook Air? Watch this show first. Today we're talking with CNET mobile computing product experts Donald Bell and Dan Ackerman about the state of the art and the near-term future of mobile computing.

By July 22, 2011


Windows 8, iOS 6 set for tablet face-off in 2012

Microsoft says the next version of Windows will not be out this fall, making 2012 a better candidate. Will Apple be on iOS 6 by then?

By June 1, 2011


Samsung Galaxy Tab sequel is 10-inch Windows 7 slider named Gloria

Like to tell you 'bout my baby, you know she comes around, just 'bout 10 inches from her head to the ground... and her name is G... L... O... R... I... A... It's the Samsung Gloria and it runs Windows 7.

By December 9, 2010


Viliv S5: Are UMPCs lost between Netbooks and smartphones?

It's too large to be a smart device, and too small to be a useful Netbook. Is the import-only Viliv S5 right for you?

By June 17, 2009


Hands-on with the Toshiba Libretto W105-L251

For a largely experimental showpiece that Toshiba says was not intended for wide-scale consumption, the dual-touch-screen Libretto W105 delivers on a good deal of its promises, and is--more importantly--frequently fun to use.

By September 2, 2010


Buzz Out Loud 1253: Google has an honesty problem (podcast)

Here's the thing: Google keeps insisting that the data it snared from open WiFi hotspots isn't a big deal, it's useless, it was an accident, and so on. But now, some French investigators discovered that the "useless data" contains obvious passwords and recognizable snippets of email. Which isn't as "useless" as Google suggested, you know? Also, Apple iOS 4 is here; the Nook is, hopefully, resetting e-book reader prices to somewhere they should be; and you decide: Toshiba folding tablet, awesome or DOA? Or both?

By June 21, 2010


Sony's Vaio P reappears with a slick new look

We got a sneak peek last week at the newly revamped Vaio P, and it offers some interesting updates.

By May 9, 2010


Samsung slate PC coming later this year

The Q1 UMPC failed, but Samsung is giving a slate-like PC another try.

By March 15, 2010


The Real Deal 202: 3G vs. 4G (podcast)

Kent German joins us to explain what the heck 3G and 4G are and what the difference between them in.

By March 18, 2010


The Real Deal 195: Tablet computers (podcast)

We take a tour through the history of previous attempts at making successful tablet PCs. How is the Apple iPad different? Is it that different? Can it succeed? Als your calls and emails.

By January 28, 2010