Brian Nadel

Contributing Writer

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

Acer's Chromebook 11 N7: Tough and economical

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.

4 mini projectors: A show wherever you go

4 mini projectors: A show wherever you go

With one of these palm-sized LED projectors in your bag, you’re always ready to give a quick presentation or show a video.

Face-to-face without frustration: The HP Elite Slice for Meeting Rooms

Face-to-face without frustration: The HP Elite Slice for Meeting Rooms

The new HP Elite Slice for Meeting Rooms is a modular, compact Windows system that has been specially designed for conference communications. We review it to see how well it performs.

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.

How we test Windows system performance

How we test Windows system performance

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

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.

Review: HP EliteBook Folio G1 offers lightweight business computing

Review: HP EliteBook Folio G1 offers lightweight business computing

HP's latest Windows 10 laptop, the EliteBook Folio G1, comes in touch and non-touch versions; it offers a bright display, great keyboard and a variety of options.

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