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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.

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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 19045.1865 (KB5015878) for the Release Preview Channel, released on July 28, 2022.

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Do you have Macs and PCs from the last ten years running outdated OSes or gathering dust?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.

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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.

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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?

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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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USB-C explained: How to get the most from it (and why it still keeps getting better)

USB-C is the gift that keeps on giving, with faster and more powerful ways to use it. Here’s how to make the most of the current standard and what lies ahead.

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A fascinating twist at the intersection of Android and Chrome OS

Think you've seen all there is to see with Google's Android-Chrome-OS alignment? Think again, baby.

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New Lenovo devices look to power hybrid working

At MWC 2022, Lenovo announced a raft of new devices aimed at helping remote and hybrid workers.

Chrome OS Secret Weapon

Meet Chrome OS Flex, Google's new weapon for desktop domination

Is that an old Windows system or a current Chrome OS computer? Google's getting ready to blur the lines of desktop computing in some seriously shape-shifting ways.

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16 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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Supply chain, semi-conductor issues slam PC shipments

The same supply chain issues facing other industries slowed PC sales during the past two quarters, meaning enterprises can expect to wait up to a full quarter before receiving orders, according to research firm Gartner.

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Microsoft touts first PCs to ship natively with secure Pluton chip

Along with thwarting malware, the Pluton chip handles BitLocker, Windows Hello, and System Guard and might help prevent physical insider attacks. The technology is also being used in Azure Sphere in the cloud.

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