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Acer Predator Helios 300 hands-on review: More power, same price

The Predator Helios 300 is one of the most popular gaming laptops on Amazon, and this year's update brings even more performance to the package.
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What to expect from WWDC 2020: iOS 14, a new iMac, and more

WWDC is one of the biggest tech events of the year, and though it'll be online only, plenty of product announcements are expected. iOS 14, a new iMac, and more.
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Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 review: Dual-screen gaming in your lap

You've never seen a gaming laptop like the ROG Zephyrus Duo 15. With a second screen tilted up at an angle, it's one of the most unique gaming laptops ever.
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Dell XPS 15 (9500) review: Best 15-inch laptop you can buy

Every aspect of the new Dell XPS 15 has been redesigned, and yet the look still feels distinctly XPS. Is this still the best laptop for creative professionals?
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Dell G5 SE gaming laptop review: Peak AMD

The Dell G5 SE is the first gaming laptop to feature the latest AMD graphics cards and processors. Does AMD's SmartShift tech elevate this budget gaming laptop?
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Apple MacBook Pro 13 (Intel, 2020) review: The hobbyist

The latest 13-inch MacBook Pro features updated processors, a revamped keyboard, and some confusing configurations. So, does it earn in its pro designation?
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Microsoft Surface Book 3 review: Graphics unleashed

Microsoft's most adventurous laptop, the Surface Book 3, has been upgraded with extra power under the hood. Is that enough to keep this aging design fresh?
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Nvidia’s DGX A100 system packs a record five petaFLOPS of power

Nvidia unveiled its Ampere graphics architecture and its most powerful computer yet: The DGX A100. Costing $199,000, this isn't a system made for gamers.
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Exclusive: The story behind the XPS 17, Dell’s largest and most powerful laptop

Seventeen-inch laptops are nearly extinct. With the new XPS 17 model, Dell is looking to change that. Here's how and why it's starting a big-laptop revival.
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Microsoft Surface Go 2 review: The awkward teenager

The Surface Go 2 makes marginal steps toward being a true iPad competitor, but is it enough to grow out of its awkward teenager phase? Sadly, the answer is no.
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Acer Swift 3 (2020) review: An 8-core Ryzen laptop for $650

The Acer Swift 3 now comes in a Ryzen 4000 edition, and it just might be the most powerful budget laptop ever made. Our review walks you through the highlights.
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AMD’s new chipset drops support for older CPUs to prepare for Ryzen’s future

AMD has announced that its new B550 chipset will not support older generations of Ryzen chips. It's a line in the sand for the next era of AMD's processors.
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Microsoft’s Surface Book 3 and Surface Go 2 bring better CPUs and 1080p webcams

Microsoft has announced the Surface Book 3 and Surface Go 2, the latest 2-in-1s in the Surface line. They look similar, but the real changes are under the hood.
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HP Elite Dragonfly review: Traveling first-class

The new HP Elite Dragonfly, crafted from CNC-machined magnesium and weighing in at just 2.2 pounds, is one of the lightest commercial 2-in-1s ever designed.

The MacBook Pro 13 update still leaves a big gap in the Mac lineup

The new MacBook Pro includes great features such as the Magic Keyboard. But the performance improvements don't apply to the cheaper models this time around.
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Samsung Galaxy Book Flex review: QLED for the win

Samsung's laptops have never impressed quite like the Galaxy Book Flex does, thanks to standout features like the QLED display and its excellent battery life.
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Intel launches 10-core 10th-gen desktop chips. Can they hold up against Ryzen?

Intel has finally launched its 10th-gen desktop chips, otherwise known as Comet Lake-S. The jump to 10 cores is a good sign, but it's not completely good news.
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Razer goes big on upgrades for Blade Stealth, adds GTX 1650 Ti and 120Hz screen

Razer has announced a powerful update to its 13-inch Blade Stealth gaming laptop, now offering GTX 1650 Ti graphics and a 120Hz refresh rate display.
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It’s official: The next version of Windows 10 is the May 2020 Update

The next update for Windows 10 is moving steadily toward release. Called the Windows 10 May 2020 Update, Microsoft just pushed it to the Release Preview Ring.
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HP’s powerful Envy laptops take on the MacBook Pro with reckless abandon

Everyone wants to beat the MacBook Pro, but HP's new Envy and ZBook laptops amp up the competition even higher with powerful performance and simplified design.

Webcams are sold out everywhere. Here’s when they’ll be back in stock

Once a niche product, webcams have become one of the most sought-after pieces of tech you can buy. The problem? They're currently sold out everywhere you look.
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In the age of Zoom, terrible laptop webcams are a big problem

More of our lives are moving to Zoom, and that means laptop webcams are more important than ever. The problem? They suck -- but there's good reason for it.
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Dell XPS 13 (2020) buying guide: Everything you need to know

The new version of the XPS 13 is gorgeous, but there are many ways to configure it. Which are worth splurging for? Here's everything you need to know.
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Surface Book 3: Everything we know about Microsoft’s next powerful 2-in-1

Here's everything we know about and wish for in the Microsoft Surface Book 3, including a possible release date, updated processors, graphics card, and more
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Intel’s newest 10th-gen chips bring blazing 5.3GHz speed, trail AMD in cores

Intel has announced the details on its latest 10th-gen mobile processors, known as Comet Lake-H. Do 5.3GHz boost clocks bring momentum back in favor of Intel?
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Nvidia brings RTX Super to mobile, adds Advanced Optimus for better battery life

Nvidia has launched advanced new graphics technologies for the evolution of gaming laptops. RTX Super cards add power, while Max-Q brings efficiency.
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Apple MacBook Air (2020) review: The Mac starter kit

As the budget option among Macs, the MacBook Air is important, but recent models were disappointing. Does the 2020 restore the MacBook Air to its former glory?
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Dell XPS 13 (2020) review: The laptop endgame

The Dell XPS 13, one of the most influential laptops of the past decade, has a new design that dares to go to the next level. It's the best laptop you can buy.
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Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 review: AMD drops the mic

A 14-inch gaming laptop? Really? AMD's new Ryzen 4000 processors make the Zephyrus G14 the most powerful and portable gaming laptop that you can buy right now.
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Microsoft’s Panos Panay teases Windows 10 overhaul with bold new Start Menu

Panos Panay recently posted a video celebrating the 1 billion devices milestone for Windows 10. The video previewed some interesting changes to Windows 10.
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Microsoft invented the 2-in-1, but Apple’s new iPad Pro will perfect it

Apple's new iPad Pro brings touchpad support, making it more productive. With the Surface Pro continuing to struggle as a tablet, is the iPad the best 2-in-1?
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3 new MacBook Air features I love, and 2 that bother me

Apple introduced a new MacBook Air, updated with an improved keyboard, faster processors, and a cheaper price. Is it enough to make this the ultimate MacBook?
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The best work-from-home tech: Quarantine in comfort

Coronavirus is sending a lot of workers home for the first time. If that's you, your home office setup could have some holes. Here's all the tech you need.

AMD has a new strategy to beat Intel and win the laptop war

AMD has gained a lot of ground against Intel on desktop. With Ryzen 4000, the company has more than a powerful processor. It also a new partnership strategy.