Note: We haven't reviewed this specific 16-inch laptop from HP, but we have put together a roundup of several other 16-inch laptops. We consider these slightly larger screens to fit into the "mainstream" category, which also includes 14 and 15-inch displays, rather than the 17-inch desktop replacement category (which also includes a handful on 18-inch and larger systems).
Planning a long trip? iPhone battery not lasting as long as it used to? Want backup power for emergencies? Whatever the situation, you need a battery pack.
Energizer's Energi To Go AP1500, which I tested on a recent trip, promises to double your iPhone battery life. I have a few minor quibbles with it, but I'll never again leave home without it.
Slimmer and sleeker than Energizer's original Energi To Go for iPhone and more case-like than products like the iPWE SuperPack, the AP1500 cradles your iPhone on the bottom and backside, with textured grippers on either … Read more
Editors' note: This product is part of our 2009 Retail Laptop and Desktop Back-to-School roundup, covering specific fixed configurations of popular systems that can be found in retail stores, but it hasn't been reviewed yet. Check back soon for a complete hands-on evaluation.
The Samsung PNB450 series of plasma HDTVs was introduced in the spring of 2009. It consists of the 42-inch PN42B450 and the 50-inch PN50B450.
CNET did not review either of these models, but we did review the Samsung PN50B650, which offers some features similar to the PNB450. The PNB450 is Samsung's entry-level plasma series and lacks some of the step-up features found on the PNB650 series. The step-down features of the PNB450 include a 720p native resolution, only three HDMI inputs, and it lacks both a USB port and networking capabilities. For more information, refer to the full review … Read more
The Samsung LNB550 series of LCD HDTVs was introduced in spring 2009. It consists of the 32-inch LN32B550, the 37-inch LN37B550, the 40-inch LN40B550, the 46-inch LN46B550, and the 52-inch LN52B550.
CNET did not review any of these models, but we did review a similar product, the Samsung LN40B650, which may give you an idea of how the LNB550 will perform. The LNB550 series has a significantly lower contrast ratio (100,000:1 vs. 70,000:1) than the LNB650, so it will probably display brighter black levels. The series also has one less USB input and lacks picture-in-picture, networking … Read more
The Sony KDL-S4100 series was introduced in June 2008. It consists of the 40-inch KDL-40S4100, the 46-inch KDL-46S4100, and the 52-inch KDL-52S4100.
CNET did not review any of these models, but we did review a similar product, the Sony KDL-46W100, that may give you an idea of how the KDL-S4100 will perform. The 40S4100 and the 46S4100 have a slightly lower contrast ratio (3,000:1 vs. 2,500:1) than the W4100, so it will probably display brighter black levels. The 52S4100, however, does have a contrast ratio of 3,000:1. The series also has one less HDMI … Read more
While CNET did not review the Toshiba D-R400 DVD-recorder, we did review the more recent Toshiba D-R410.
While CNET did not review the Sony BDP-BX1, we did review the nearly identical Sony BDP-S350. The only significant differences between the two models are that the BDP-BX1 includes a 1.5-meter HDMI cable and its remote is backlit. Otherwise, the two models are functionality identical.
Like Wolfenstein before it, Id Software's Doom has been ported to just about every platform known to man. But Doom Resurrection is more than a port: it's an all-new Doom game written expressly for the iPhone and iPod Touch.
Indeed, whereas Id's Wolfenstein 3D Classic merely shrunk the original down to iPhone size, Doom Resurrection offers eight new Doom 3-inspired levels (six set on Mars, the others in Hell).
However, don't expect a traditional first-person shooter experience; Doom Resurrection runs on rails, meaning you don't get to roam free throughout each level.
Instead, the game … Read more