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I tried an LTE laptop for a month, and I wasn’t really convinced

Julian Chokkattu/Digital Trends LTE laptops are on the rise. Whether powered by Intel or Qualcomm, they seem destined to be the “next big thing” in laptops. This new breed of 2-in-1 laptops come with all sorts of advantages: All-day battery life, instant-on capabilities, and high-speed internet connection anytime and anywhere. It’s hard not to see the big […]

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Huawei MateBook X Pro review

Huawei is huge. It’s larger by revenue than Dell or HP, the giants of computing in North America, and employs more people than both those competitors. You likely didn’t know that, of course. Gaining traction in the U.S. and Canada for further growth hasn’t been easy. Just look at the company’s cancelled smartphone partnership with […]

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The Best Laptops for College Students in 2019

How to Choose a Laptop to Last Through School If you’re a student, a laptop is as essential as your textbooks and school ID—and not just because of your school work. It should also be able to handle your big extracurricular activities: keeping up with your social networks, streaming movies, listening to music, posting photos, […]

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Readers' Choice Awards 2018: TVs and Computer Monitors

It looks like we’re rapidly approaching the point in which we spend more than half of our days looking at screens, according to Nielsen. Its Q1 audience report finds that on average, people 18 and older are spending 11 hours and six minutes per day with screens (including TVs, computers, smartphones, and tablets), up 19 […]

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The Best Chromebooks for 2019

Low-Cost Windows Alternatives Plenty of laptops, from budget to deluxe, are available in all sorts of shapes and sizes. But what do you buy when pretty much everything you do is online, you don’t need much in the way of software support, and you want to spend in the low hundreds, never mind the thousands? […]

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‘Battlefield V’ ray tracing tested: Can a patch save RTX?

Games look better with each passing year. We expect that much, but now and then a breakthrough promises a huge leap forward. Programmable shaders. Hardware transformation and lighting. Low-level APIs. These advances have become so fundamental to modern 3D gaming that most gamers don’t think about them, but they didn’t always exist, and their introduction […]

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The Fastest Laptops for 2019

So, How Fast Is “Fastest,” Anyway? You’re here because you want the fastest laptop your money can buy? That’s a challenging goal: It depends on how you define “fast,” and to some extent on how you define “laptop,” too. Still, we’ll try to help you hit that moving target here. The short version? There are […]

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Man claims hacker talked to him through his Nest security camera

Smart home security cameras are meant to give you the ability to keep an eye on your home even when you aren’t there. When someone else gets access to your camera, though, you can suddenly feel much less safe. That was the experience Phoenix resident Andy Gregg had earlier this year, according to the Arizona Republic. […]

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Windows on ARM was a failure. Here’s what makes Qualcomm’s latest attempt different

The PC industry is a business of very old partnerships. They aren’t easily broken. On a rainy California afternoon in advance of the Snapdragon Summit in Maui, we were granted a glimpse into the inner workings of a company that has become synonymous with smartphones to discuss Qualcomm’s venture into the PC space. It’s a […]

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HP EliteBook x360 1030 G3

Bad news for fans of the HP EliteBook x360 1020: That 12.5-inch business convertible is going away. Good news for traveling execs everywhere: It’s been replaced by a trimmer third generation of the model 1030 that fits a 13-inch screen into a 12-inch chassis. The EliteBook x360 1030 G3 ($ 2,149 as tested) keeps the […]

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How to take a screenshot on a Chromebook

You might be familiar with how to take a screenshot in Windows or MacOS, but if you’re new to Chromebooks, you might be a little unsure about how to do it. The process isn’t drastically different, but it’s far from the same. While even the best Chromebooks don’t include a Print screen key, learning how to take […]

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Overpowered Gaming Desktop (DTW3)

Powerful desktop gaming PCs do more than just let you play the latest titles with smooth visuals. Most also offer easy upgrades, blingy cases and fans kitted out with LED illumination, and sometimes head-turning designs, such as compact cubes. What they typically lack is wallet-friendliness, and the Overpowered Gaming Desktop (starts at $ 1,399; $ […]

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Razer Blade Stealth (2019)

Since its debut in 2016, the Razer Blade Stealth has been one of the best ultraportable laptops on the market, a thin and well-designed machine without dedicated graphics hardware for gaming. That last aspect separates it from most of Razer’s laptops, which are made with gaming in mind, like the flagship Blade 15. The new […]

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Hori Portable HD Gaming Monitor Pro

If you research buying a portable monitor, you’ll see that most such screens aim at business users looking for a secondary display for a laptop. Many fewer target general consumers, and almost none service gamers. That’s why the $ 199.99 Hori Portable HD Gaming Monitor Pro piqued our interest. Alas, though, it is not well […]