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CES 2018: Acer’s Swift 7 Is the Thinnest Laptop in the World, Again

Even though the battle to slim down laptops has slowed in recent years, that hasn’t stopped Acer from trying. And with the second-generation Swift 7, Acer has retaken the crown for having the thinnest laptop in the world. Read More >>

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CES 2018: Mobile Connect Is Dell’s Answer to Apple Handoff

The diversity of the Android and Windows ecosystems are one of their biggest advantages over Apple’s alternatives. However, with two different companies in charge of development, sometimes it’s hard to get everyone together to create the kind of tightly integrated platforms Mac and iPhone fans are so proud of. Read More >>

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CES 2018: Dell’s XPS 15 2-in-1 Wants to Be the Anti-MacBook Pro

Dell got CES 2018 started early when it debuted its fully redesigned flagship ultraportable last week. But the XPS 13 isn’t the only new premium system the company is showing off, and in some ways, it might not even be the most exciting, because now for the first time ever, there’s a 2-in-1 version of the XPS 15. Read More >>

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CES 2018: Putting a Battery Inside a Laptop Sleeveis a Brilliant Idea

All your gadgets rely on batteries, and all batteries suck. Trying to keep all of your toys perpetually charged is the biggest downside of a gadget addiction, but there are ways to cope, like using Incase’s new Connected Power Sleeve to protect and power your MacBook Pro. Read More >>

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CES 2018: HP’s Convertible Spectre x360 15 Wants to Give You What the MacBook Pro Can’t

After the latest MacBook Pro refresh failed to deliver the kind of features buyers really wanted, Apple’s competitors sensed weaknesss. Instead of an overabundance of USB-C ports and gimmicky touch screens above the keyboard, systems like the new Spectre x360 15 are hoping to entice users back to PC land by offering way better flexibility, faster performance and the ability to live life dongle-free. Read More >>

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The Dell XPS 13 Is Now Way Faster, Smaller, and Available in White

Dell’s XPS 13 is one of the top ultraportables on the market. But after three years of spec refreshes without touching the design, things were beginning to feel a bit stale. That’s why for 2018, Dell is overhauling its premium ultraportable with a revamped chassis in addition to 8th-gen Intel CPUs, and claims of even better battery life. Oh, and for the first time, the XPS 13 also comes in white. Read More >>

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This is the Perfect Laptop Under £1,200

Everyone deserves to have a laptop that they can use in a coffee house without shame, carry to classes without pain, or use to tweak a few photos on without frustration. To that end, I’ve been spending a lot of time with some of the best laptops under £1,200. Read More >>

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How to Set Up Your New Laptop in the Quickest Time Possible

Congratulations on your brand new Windows or macOS laptop—we hope you enjoy it! You’ll want to dive in and start using it as soon as you can, of course, but there are just a few housekeeping chores to take care of first. Here’s how to get up and running as quickly as possible while ensuring your new computer stays secure and stable. Read More >>

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What’s the Point of a Pixelbook? Why Would Anyone Pay £999 for a Chromebook?

For the past few years, Google has been pushing Chrome OS onto the world. It's exactly what the name suggests — an operating system based on Google Chrome designed to be fast, secure, and simple. Emphasis on the simple, because Chrome OS doesn't have anything like the kind of features you'd get with Windows or OSX. To the point where I can't not see it as a gimmick. And for that very reason, I have no idea why anyone would pay £999 for a Pixelbook. Read More >>

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MSI’s GS63VR Is a Perfectly Balanced Gaming Laptop

A couple months ago I reviewed MSI’s GT75VR, and even though I respect how hard it is to cram desktop-level components, ridiculously loud speakers, and a custom mechanical keyboard in a laptop body, gigantic 17-inch systems like that don’t really do it for me. That’s because weighing in at almost 10 pounds and measuring 2.3-inches thick, the GT75VR doesn’t really deliver the portability I expect from a gaming laptop. With a starting price of £2,599, it sure as hell ain’t cheap either. But the GS63VR Stealth Pro is a whole ‘nother story. It’s slim, it’s sleek, and it’s got one of the most colourful RGB keyboards out there—all starting at £1,479. Read More >>

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Smartphone Guts are Coming to Windows Laptops, and it Could Triple Your Battery Life

For years, Microsoft and others have been trying to figure out how to get Windows running on chips other than x86 processors most commonly made by Intel and AMD. The hope is that by broadening the platform to makers of mobile devices, Windows on ARM-based chips will lead to cheaper, more accessible systems than the standard laptops we have now. Read More >>

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Review: Lenovo’s Yoga 720 is a Lot of Laptop For Not a Lot of Money

Thanks to Lenovo’s expertise in making 2-in-1 laptops, which let you use it as a laptop or a thick tablet, you can now get a relatively inexpensive machine that doesn’t make you feel like you picked your computer up from the prize counter at Chuck E. Cheese’s. The £799 Lenovo Yoga 720 might not be the slickest 2-in-1 Lenovo’s made this year — the Yoga 920 is nearly perfect all around — but my god is it nice for the price. Read More >>

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My Adventure With an 11-Year-Old Thinkpad

I’m sitting here, looking at a screen that’s way too tall waiting, seconds turning into minutes, just so I can log into Windows. Thank god I didn’t have to cold boot. Five minutes later, when my laptop finally approaches a functioning state, I reach down to move the mouse cursor over the Slack icon only to be greeted with a bare patch of hard black plastic — then I remember my 11-year-old Thinkpad doesn’t even have a touchpad. This isn’t going to be nearly as fun as I thought. Do I even try to install Photoshop? Screw it, let’s go nuts. But before getting any deeper in this wasteland of retro tech, let me back up and explain how I got here. Read More >>

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4 Simple Rules for Giving Your New Gadget a Long Life

If you’ve just put down hundreds of pounds in exchange for a polished new gadget, than you want that money to go as far as possible—which means making sure that your device of choice enjoys a long and healthy existence before it heads off for recycling many years down the line. Read More >>

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AMD’s New Chips Could Finally Offer a Good Alternative to Intel in Laptops

AMD, buddy, we’ve missed you. A few years ago there was a genuine choice between laptops with Intel inside and those with AMD. Then Intel continued to update and improve its processors while AMD did not. It was a big bummer if you wanted options when picking out a laptop, and it was particularly painful for cheap laptop fans, as AMD-based laptops tend to be less costly than their Intel rivals. Now, finally, AMD is coming back into the mobile space and it claims it’s built the fastest processor you can fit into an ultra-thin notebook. Read More >>