Articles By Nate Ralph

Windows 8 Preview beats Windows 7 in performance tests

Windows 8‘s Metro interface may be controversial, but it looks like few PC users will complain about the new operating system’s performance. Our PCWorld Lab put the Consumer Preview of Windows 8 through

Published on: March 23rd, 2012 Nate Ralph

Windows 8 vs. OSX Lion

It's still far too early in Windows 8's development cycle to pit the nascent OS against its fully-baked competition. But Apple's recently released OSX Lion offers up the most recent, competing view of

Published on: September 15th, 2011 Nate Ralph

Why HP tossed TouchPad

HP believes that tablets have a promising future, but company officials said Thursday the reaction to their first tablet, the TouchPad, was so negative that it didn't make sense for the company to

Published on: August 19th, 2011 Nate Ralph

Holiday Shopping: Finding the right desktop PC

The holidays are upon us, and it's a fine time to consider replacing your aging desktop PC. Much has changed in the past year, with new processors and graphics cards from AMD, Intel,

Published on: November 25th, 2010 Nate Ralph

5 ‘all-one-computers’ to suit anyone’s computing needs

Having a powerful, dependable computer in your home office will keep you productive when you're away from the cubicle farm. As seasoned travelers know, Lenovo's ThinkPad laptops offer business-centric software and functionality designed

Published on: October 1st, 2010 Nate Ralph

Look at these things when buying a desktop PC

Once you've determined the type of desktop system you want --a compact PC, a budget system, a mainstream all-purpose model, or a performance crackerjack--you need to know what components to look for. The

Published on: March 17th, 2010 Nate Ralph