Brian Nadel

Contributing Writer

Brian Nadel is a contributing writer for Computerworld and the former editor in chief of Mobile Computing & Communications magazine.

Toshiba Portege X30 review: The clamshell strikes back

How we test Windows system performance

How we test Windows system performance

A quick rundown of how we assess the performance of Windows computers.

Samsung Galaxy Book 12: A top 2-in-1 for the enterprise

Samsung Galaxy Book 12: A top 2-in-1 for the enterprise

Samsung’s new business-friendly tablet with detachable keyboard, the Galaxy Book 12, gives Microsoft's Surface Pro 4 a run for its money.

Got Alexa? 12 devices that extend its reach

Got Alexa? 12 devices that extend its reach

Got Alexa? Want Alexa? These 12 interesting devices work with Amazon's personal assistant to provide news, information and other services.

Acer's Chromebook 11 N7: Tough and economical

Acer's Chromebook 11 N7: Tough and economical

Acer's rugged Chromebook 11 N7 is a low-cost, touch-screen laptop that can handle being dropped, shaken and doused.

Shake, rattle and roll: We test 3 rugged tablets (with video)

Shake, rattle and roll: We test 3 rugged tablets (with video)

We dropped, sprayed and shook three ruggedized Windows 10 tablets from Getac, Panasonic and Xplore. Here's how they fared.

Review: 2 ultraportables from Acer and Dell add speed, efficiency

Review: 2 ultraportables from Acer and Dell add speed, efficiency

Acer's Swift 7 and Dell's XPS 13 ultraportables both take advantage of Intel's new Kaby Lake processor. We compare the two.

8 digital turntables give old records a modern spin

8 digital turntables give old records a modern spin

If you’ve got a pile of vinyl in your basement, these eight digital turntables can make the music live again.

Better safe than sorry: 5 apps for encrypting and shredding files

Better safe than sorry: 5 apps for encrypting and shredding files

If you want to protect sensitive data -- especially if you’re sending it via email or via an online service -- one of these five encryption programs can help.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga: The shape of convertibles to come

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga: The shape of convertibles to come

ThinkPad X1 Yoga, Lenovo’s latest Windows convertible, offers an excellent 14-in. display, a pressure-sensitive stylus and the ability to take on a variety of forms.

7 finger-friendly keyboards for tablets and phones

7 finger-friendly keyboards for tablets and phones

You don’t have to carry a laptop to be productive. These seven portable keyboards let you get work done with your tablet or phone.

Review: 4 mini-PCs give you full power in a very small package

Review: 4 mini-PCs give you full power in a very small package

We review four mini-PCs that give you complete Windows computing power in extremely small form factors.

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