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Dell XPS 8930 Review

Should you turn your computer off at night? We asked an expert

Do you always leave your computer on? Should you turn it off at night? What are the benefits and problems associated with each scenario? We asked the experts.
VHS tape lifestyle DVD burner combo deck

How to convert your VHS tapes to DVD, Blu-ray, or digital

Installing RAM in a desktop PC.

How to build a PC from scratch: A beginner’s guide for building your own desktop computer

The HP Dragonfly Pro Chromebook rear view showing lid and logo.

How to install Windows on a Chromebook

The keyboard and trackpad of the MacBook Pro.

Another excellent laptop challenges the MacBook Pro and falls short

An Alienware m16 gaming laptop in use on a desk, playing Baldur's Gate III.

The 13 best cheap gaming laptop deals in March 2024

Apple M1 MacBook Air open on a desk with plants in the background.

Best Buy laptop deals: Cheap laptops starting at $159

Three RTX 4080 cards sitting on a pink background.

Microsoft might end one of the most annoying GPU wars

Product image of the Fractal Meshify 2 Nano mini-ITX case in white on top of a desk.

Common mistakes to avoid when building a mini-ITX PC

AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D held between fingertips.

The best cooler for the 7800X3D isn’t as powerful as you’d think

A woman using a 38-inch ultrawide Dell monitor.

Time for a second monitor? Get up to 25% off top computer monitor deals at Dell

A person using an HP Envy Inspire printer.

HP just hatched its $7-a-month subscription plan for printers

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The 27-inch Dell S2721QS 4K monitor on a table.

This Dell 27-inch 4K monitor is probably cheaper than you thought

The Dell S2721QS 4K monitor, featuring a 27-inch screen and dual HDMI ports, is on sale from Dell for $230, but the offer is only available for a limited time.
The Dell XPS 13 Plus on a table outside.

6 laptops you should buy instead of the MacBook Air

The MacBook Air is undoubtedly one of the best laptops you can buy. But if you prefer or are required to stay on Windows, these are the best options.
HP Dragonfly Pro front angled view showing display and keyboard deck.

This HP laptop can last for up to 15 hours, and it’s $300 off

The HP Dragonfly Pro, an AMD Ryzen 7 laptop with a battery that can last up to 15 hours on a single charge, is on sale from HP for $1,100 after a $300 discount.
The Alienware x14 R2 gaming laptop on a desk.

This is the cheapest Alienware gaming laptop worth buying today

The Alienware x14 R2 gaming laptop with the Nvidia GeForce RTX 4060 graphics card and 32GB of RAM is available from Dell for $1,600 following a $400 discount.
Closeup of USB-C and USB-A ports on ESR 6-in-1 charging stand.

USB-A vs. USB-C: What’s the difference?

We live in a world of USB-A and USB-C tech, but which cable and port type is the best? This guide should help answer that question, and several others.
Microsoft OneDrive files can sync between a PC and a phone

How to sync files and folders to OneDrive

Microsoft OneDrive is an excellent cloud storage platform with numerous Windows and Microsoft 365 integrations. Here’s how to sync your files and folders.
The HP 15 laptop on a table.

How to factory reset an HP laptop to start fresh or for resale

Does your HP laptop require a dreaded factory reset? Fortunately, this isn’t too complicated of a process, and our guide should be a big help!
People with headphones listening to Spotify on a MacBook.

How to get Spotify on a MacBook, Mac Mini, or iMac

Listen to your favorite songs, create a new playlist, or look for some new tunes. Here’s how to get Spotify on a MacBook to enjoy music while you work.
Two players using Steam Decks to play Stardew Valley.

How to see your frame rate on Steam Deck

Interested in knowing how well your games are running on Steam Deck? Here's how to see your frame rate using the built-in Performance overlay feature.
A Destiny player slams down on their opponent.

What is anti-aliasing? MSAA, FXAA, TAA, and more explained

Anti-aliasing is one of the most important graphics settings in PC games, and knowing what MSAA, FXAA, TAA, and other anti-aliasing settings are is paramount.
Good Morning GIF in Slack on a laptop.

How your boss can spy on you with Slack, Zoom, and Teams

Worried about your boss spying on you through remote work apps like Slack, Zoom, or Teams? Here's what your company can see through popular apps like these.
Google Photos slideshow on an iMac.

How to create a slideshow in Google Photos on mobile and web

Sit back, relax, and relive those fond memories. We’ll show you how to make a slideshow with Google Photos on the website and the app on your mobile phone.
A 2017 Microsoft Surface Pro on a table.

How to take a screenshot using a Microsoft Surface

Our comprehensive guide will help you take screenshots on your Microsoft Surface device in no time, whether you have a new model or something older.
The Vivo Dual Ultrawide Monitor Mount on a desk, holding two monitors.

The most common multi-monitor problems and how to fix them

No video or wonky picture on your second or third monitor? Here’s our troubleshooting and repair guide for some of the most common multi-screen issues.
The MacBook Pro open on a wooden table.

How to change your Mac’s screen resolution in macOS Ventura

How do you change your Mac’s screen resolution? It depends on whether you have an external monitor connected, but our guide makes it super clear and easy to do.
A pair of hands interacting with an Acer Chromebook 514.

How to turn off Chrome notifications (and turn them back on again)

Notifications can be handy, but they can also be annoying at times. Here's how to manage notifications in Chrome with less stress, or get rid of them entirely.
how to optimize wifi network for work from home wrt1900acs router position location direction improve signal

How to extend your Wi-Fi range with another router

Wi-Fi dead zones in the home or at work can be a real pain. But if you have an old router, you can convert it into a Wi-Fi repeater yourself. Here's how.
SD cards from Pixabay

How to format SD cards on Mac (and common issues and fixes)

If you have an SD card that you want to use for a new project or system, or one that’s receiving errors, learn how to format an SD card on Mac.
Steam Deck running Path of Exile and the S22 Ultra running Diablo Immortal.

How to turn on FSR on the Steam Deck for smoother, better gameplay

Looking to improve your resolution and performance on the Steam Deck? Enabling FSR can make the world of difference. Here's how to do it.
Undetectable Mouse Mover at a computer.

What are mouse jigglers, and can they keep statuses active?

Mouse jigglers are unique desktop accessories designed to make sure your mouse cursor is always moving. Here's why people are using them and if you should too.
A pop-up asking if the user would like to turn on sticky keys on Windows 11.

How to turn off Sticky Keys in Windows 11

Sticky Keys is an accessibility feature that lets you activate multiple keys by pressing them one at a time. Here's how to disable Sticky Keys in Windows 11.
Print screen in PowerPoint on a Windows computer.

How to print a PowerPoint presentation with notes

Want a backup of your presenter notes in case your computer goes down? Here's how to print a PowerPoint presentation with notes and put your mind at ease.

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Luke Larsen is a Senior Editor at Digital Trends and manages all content covering laptops, monitors, PC hardware, and everything else that plugs into a computer. Luke joined Digital Trends in 2017 as a native Portlander, happy to join a media company that called his city home. His obsession with technology is in observing the ebb and flow of how technological advancement and product design intersects with our day-to-day experience of it. From digging into the minute details to stepping back and seeing the wider trends, Luke revels in telling stories with tech.

Before working at DT, he worked as Tech Editor at Paste Magazine for over four years and has bylines at publications such as IGN and The Oregonian. When he’s not obsessing over what the best laptop is or how Apple can fix the Mac, Luke spends his time playing designer board games, quoting obscure Star Wars lines, and hanging with his family.