Dan Ackerman, CNET

Dan Ackerman


New York, NY, United States

Contact Dan

Discover and connect with journalists and influencers around the world, save time on email research, monitor the news, and more.

Start free trial

  • CNET

Recent articles by Dan:

Best Cyber Monday Xbox Controller Deals, Starting at $40

Your game pad is going to break, so you might as well stock up on extras with these Cyber Monday deals. → Read More

Best Black Friday Xbox Controller Deals, Starting at $40

Your game pad is going to break, so you might as well stock up on extras with these Black Friday deals. → Read More

Best Black Friday Steam Sale Video Game Deals

Steam's Autumn Sale runs Nov. 22-29. → Read More

Steam Deck Docking Stations: Valve vs. Jsaux

At first, there were no docks for the Steam Deck gaming handheld. Now you've got lots of options. → Read More

Surface Pro 9 Review: Microsoft Flips to 5G

Our review-in-progress shows the biggest differences in this generation of Microsoft tablets are the SQ 3 chip and 5G support. → Read More

The M2 MacBook Air Is the Ultimate Laptop Gift

With a new camera, new colors and a bigger screen, the MacBook Air remains one of the most universally useful laptops you can get. → Read More

Dell XPS 13 Review: A Slim, Sturdy Performer for Anyone with MacBook Envy

One of my long-time laptop favorites evolves just enough to keep up with the times. → Read More

Microsoft Surface Pro 9 vs. Surface Pro 8: What's New for 2022

For the 10th anniversary of the Surface line, we get a few new tweaks, plus a new 5G version. → Read More

Everything Microsoft Just Announced at Its Surface Event

There's a new Surface Pro 9, Surface Laptop 5 and a surprise Apple integration, with iCloud photos on Windows and Apple Music on Xbox. → Read More

Microsoft Surface Pro 9 Announced: New Colors, New Processors, 5G Option

For the 10th anniversary of the Surface line, Microsoft's added a few new tweaks, colors and connectivity options. → Read More

How to Watch Microsoft's Surface Event Livestream on Wednesday

Microsoft's new Surface products are coming soon, just in time for holiday shopping. → Read More

Buying a Budget Laptop in 2022: A Simple But Complete Guide

Here's how to purchase an inexpensive laptop without sacrificing performance. → Read More

What We Expect From the Microsoft Surface Fall 2022 Event

On Oct. 12, we may see the next generation of Surface Pro products, and maybe even a new Surface Studio desktop. → Read More

Lenovo Duet 3 Review: More Than I Expected From a Budget Laptop

This ultraportable 11-inch 2-in-1 Chromebook is a great secondary computer, or an OK primary one if you're in a pinch. → Read More

Creality Ender-3 S1 3D Printer Review: Easy Setup Makes for an Ideal Starter 3D Printer

It's easy to assemble and easy to use if you download the right software. → Read More

Asus Zenbook Fold OLED Review: The Coolest Folding Screen Laptop You'll Never Buy

Flexible screen laptops are here, but for now they're mostly expensive show-off pieces. → Read More

Alienware x15 R2 Review: A Lean and Hot Gaming Laptop

A stylish gaming laptop that's surprisingly thin, and with a good selection of display options. → Read More

Why Don't MacBooks Have Touchscreens?

It's a question that comes up every time there's a Mac refresh, but the answers aren't always obvious. → Read More

Xbox Series S Review: The Console Making Premium Gaming More Affordable

Microsoft's simplified, streamlined Xbox experience is just as good -- for most people -- on its cheaper console. → Read More

MacBook Air M2 Review: Better Camera and Bigger Screen Outshine a Faster Chip

With a faster chip, bigger screen, new design and better webcam, this new M2 MacBook from Apple is the biggest change to the Air line since its launch. → Read More