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Microsoft’s Surface Pro X Goes Full Batman

From the moment I opened up the Surface Pro X, I got the sense that Microsoft had entered a new chapter for its homegrown hardware. Gone are the huge bezels and hard edges found on the company’s previous detachables, and in their place you something that’s sleek and sophisticated, unlike anything Microsoft has made before. And when you combine its stealth black-on-black colour scheme with nifty tricks like its hidden stylus storage, I was hit with a realisation: the Surface Pro X is Batman. Read More >>

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Microsoft Surface Neo: Whoa

After years – YEARS – of rumours, Microsoft has finally announced its dual-screen Surface device, the Surface Neo. Panos Panay, chief product officer for Microsoft’s Devices Group, showed off the device at Microsoft’s annual Surface event as well as a whole slew of devices and a brand new version of Windows, Windows 10 X, that the Neo is expected to run on. Read More >>

laptops
Dell XPS 15 Review: A Really Good Laptop for Almost Everything

There’s nothing like a trial by fire. So on my latest trip, I left my regular work laptop at home and grabbed the recently refreshed Dell XPS 15. With my destination more than 7,000 miles away from home and no backup machine to rely on, the XPS 15 was my command station for working on everything from writing stories to editing photos and videos, creating gifs, and even playing some games during my downtime. And over the course of a week, the XPS 15 was nearly flawless, performing even better than I expected while easily accommodating everything I threw at it. Read More >>

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Samsung Teases a Super-Light Laptop with a Monstrous 23-Hour Battery Life

Samsung always has a few surprises planned for its big launch events, so after announcing the new Galaxy Note 10, Samsung announced an ARM-based laptop with built-in LTE connectivity and a claim of a whopping 23-hours of battery life. Read More >>

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Report: Microsoft Is Cooking Up a Dual-Screen Surface With Support for Android Apps

Computer makers have been dreaming about dual-screened laptops for a long time. Microsoft got the hype started nearly a decade ago with the Courier, a rumoured dual-screen tablet that at some point was in development but never got an official release. Now in 2019, it seems the idea behind the Courier has come full circle, based on a new report from Forbes. Read More >>

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The New Service Wars Are Here to Suck Your Wallet Dry

Canon versus Nikon. Dell versus HP. Microsoft versus Apple. Tech companies have been battling over their piece of the pie for years, that isn't new. But recently, tech and non-tech companies alike have started changing up their business models so that instead of simply selling you a device and calling it a day, companies would rather sell you an ongoing subscription for the product you want, complete with a recurring monthly payment. Welcome to the Service Wars. Read More >>

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Now You Can Build Your Own Windows 2-in-1

Slapping the term STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and maths) on a toy, even one with questionable educational value, has become a popular way for companies to convince parents a product is worth buying their kids. That’s rarely the case, but amongst all the noise there are a few companies producing toys that can genuinely help foster a child’s mind and make learning enjoyable, including Kano, whose DIY computer kits have been upgraded to full-fledged PCs running Windows. Read More >>

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Microsoft is Considering a Dedicated Office Key for Keyboards – Here’s What It Should Do

Microsoft introduced the Windows key on the Microsoft Natural Keyboard back in 1994, and while sometimes it can be a bit annoying (like when you accidentally hit it while playing games), the Windows key has proven itself useful enough to find its way onto a huge number of third-party keyboards. Read More >>

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Everything You Can Do in the Windows 10 May 2019 Update That You Couldn’t Do Before

Right about now (or in the next few days) you should be seeing the latest major update for Windows 10 hitting your computer – and here’s an overview of all the new features and settings that you can start playing around with once the installation is finished, from launching apps in VR to pausing Windows updates. Read More >>

laptops
Asus Basically Overhauled Its Entire Gaming Laptop Lineup With Faster Everything

Anytime a new wave of components hits the market, computer makers (and gamers) start counting down the days until they can put those parts in actual systems. So to coincide with the launch of new processors from Intel, new graphics cards from Nvidia, and new availability of some AMD chips, Asus practically revamped almost every gaming laptop it makes. Read More >>

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Google Is Finally Rolling Out Chrome’s Dark Mode for Windows 10

Finally, Windows 10 users will have access to Chrome’s official Dark Mode. Read More >>

laptops
The 2019 Huawei MateBook X Pro Is Still the Better MacBook Pro with Windows

When Huawei released the original MateBook X Pro last year, I’m not entirely sure the company knew what it had created. Huawei has only been in the laptop business for about three years, a relatively short time compared to industry veterans like Apple, Dell, Lenovo and others. So when it made a premium 14-inch laptop with a gorgeous (though somewhat derivative) all aluminium body, top-notch specs, a stunning screen, and tricky pop-up webcam, and then priced it at just £1,300 as if all those other features weren’t enough, it transformed the MateBook X Pro into my favourite ultraportable laptop of 2018. Read More >>

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MSI’s GS75 Proves Powerful Gaming Laptops Don’t Need All That Bulk

As much as I love beastly, no compromises gaming laptops like MSI’s GT75, sometimes just thinking about systems like that makes my back hurt. I mean, who wants to carry around a 10-pound notebook that needs not one, but two massive power bricks just to get optimal performance? Read More >>

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Huawei’s MacBook Air Clone For Windows is Nearly Flawless

Last year, Huawei took a big shot at Apple with the MateBook X Pro, a laptop that encapsulated some of the best things about MacBook Pro line while ignoring more gimmicky features like the Touch Bar and Apple’s frustrating butterfly keyboard. So for 2019, Huawei made a new mainstream 13-inch laptop meant to take down the recently revamped MacBook Air, and aside from one shortcoming, the MateBook 13 outclasses its biggest competitor in nearly every way. Read More >>

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Microsoft Starts Hitting Mute on Cortana’s Annoying Windows 10 Setup Voiceover

While many Windows 10 users may have never encountered this, during setup, Windows 10 has an annoying feature where Cortana speaks up in an attempt to verbally guide you through your installation. Read More >>