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Malibal Nine X7200

What can you say about a laptop that ships with a 300W power supply and weighs more than 14 pounds? The Malibal Nine X7200 is an exercise in extremes: it's big, heavy, and gets loud under heavy use, but it's very, very fast on games...


Hitachi unveils 2.5-in. 320GB notebook hard drive

Hitachi today is set to unveil a 2.5-in, 320GB hard drive for notebook computers, gaming systems, blade servers and video surveillance systems.

Windows 11

Coming in Windows 11 22H2, a change of update cadence?

While Microsoft has yet to confirm it officially, the software maker is expected to soon announce not only new features for Windows 11 but also a change in how often it rolls out new versions.

M2 MacBook Air

Why Apple's October event matters to business

It might be just another Mac and iPad launch, but Apple continues to show the strength of its coherent mobile and PC strategy.

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Decline in PC and tablet shipments will continue through 2023, says IDC

The pessimistic outlook is due to inflation, the weakening global economy, and a surge in buying over the past two years.

Android, Chrome OS

Android, ChromeOS, and the future of app discovery

Hardly anyone's noticing, but something incredibly interesting is shaping up at the intersection of Google's Android and ChromeOS platforms.

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Windows 10 Insider Previews: A guide to the builds

Get the latest info on new preview builds of Windows 10 as they roll out from Microsoft. Now updated for Windows 10 Build 19044.1947 for the Release Preview Channel, released on August 15, 2022.

Chrome OS Chromebooks

ChromeOS: Tips, tools, and other Chromebook intelligence

Your one-stop source for ChromeOS advice, insight, and analysis — from someone who's covered Chromebooks closely since the start.

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17 ways to speed up Windows 10

If you want to optimize Windows 10, take a few minutes to try out these tips to speed up your PC and make it less prone to performance and system issues.

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REFRESH TEST STORY: ChromeOS: Tips, tools, and other Chromebook intelligence

Your one-stop source for ChromeOS advice, insight, and analysis — from someone who's covered Chromebooks closely since the start.

Old PCs can find new life with Google ChromeOS Flex

Do you have Macs and PCs from the last ten years running outdated OSes or gathering dust? Want to use them with a modern, safe operating system? It's time to check out Google ChromeOS Flex.

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Gartner predicts PC shipments to fall by 9.5% this year

Due to a perfect storm of geopolitics and high inflation, global shipments of PCs, tablets and phones are all in decline, according to Gartner’s latest forecasts.

Chromebook Calendar App

The killer calendar app your Chromebook's been missing

Got Chrome OS? Get ready for a massive productivity upgrade.

Chromebooks: Desktops you can trust to be there

When a PC goes south, there’s often little you can do to get back to work. With a Chromebook, if one fails, you just get another one, and you’re back in business.

Various Windows 11 laptops

Want a good Windows experience? Focus first on hardware

There are a variety of versions of Windows 10 and 11 available, and picking the right one depends on your security needs. But first, don’t skimp on hardware.

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Printer setup problems? There’s got to be a better way.

It’s not always easy to get a printer connected to your network and working reliably. So why are printer makers complicating things now by requiring smartphone apps to even get started?

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PC sales start to slow after two years of pandemic-driven growth

After two years of explosive growth, global PC shipments are starting to slow, according to IDC.

Chrome OS Features

4 buried treasures that'll transform your Chrome OS experience

These new out-of-sight switches will save you time and make your Chromebook significantly smarter. So what are you waiting for?

Chromebook Android Tablet

Android tablets? Chromebook tablets? How Google thinks both can thrive

With Google renewing its focus on Android tablets, what's in the cards for the future of Chrome OS? Here, for the first time, are some inside answers.

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