Jon L. JacobiFreelance Writer, PCWorld

Jon is a Juilliard-trained musician, self-taught programmer, and long-time (late 70s) computer enthusiast living the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Thinkpad Stack review: Lenovo's unique stackable peripherals are made for travel

The Stack is a great idea marred by a meh implementation.

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Asus Zen AiO Z240IC Review: A high-res all-in-one with class. Like, you know... an iMac

The Asus Zen AiO Z240IC comes impressively close to mathcing the iMac's elegance.

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OLED vs LED: There's just no comparison

A simple explanation of the technology used in OLED TVs.

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Philips 276E display review: Quantum dots make this display's color impressively rich

With a layer of quantum dots in front of the LED backlighting, the Philips 276E shows colors you'd forgotten existed.

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VLC for Apple TV review: Goodbye format woes

If there’s a codec VLC doesn’t support, we haven’t found it.

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Samsung 950 Pro NVMe SSD review: Stacked NAND, stacked performance

If you're looking for an M.2 upgrade, this is the drive to have.

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Our 4K UHD Smart TV buyers' guide and roundup: Shopping advice plus hands-on reviews

We cover the most important features you should look for in a smart TV and evaluate four new models.

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Sony 55X850C 4K LCD smart TV review: Great picture, good sound, but some minor bugs

Android TV support lends this TV lots of flexibility.

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TV tech terms demystified, part three: Color standards, definitions

Don't be befuddled by the alphabet soup of acronyms, spec charts, and feature lists you'll encounter when shopping for a new TV. This guide series explains it all in plain language.

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TLC NAND SSDs: The crippling problem storage makers don't advertise

New SSDs are arriving based on TLC, but they suffer severe performance issues when writing large amounts of data.

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Crucial BX200 SSD review: Good for casual users, but not for slinging extra-large files

For light-duty computing, the BX200 is a good SSD. But stress it by writing lots of files and it slows to a crawl.

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Toshiba Q300 SSD review: Not the bargain it should be

Though a decent performer most of the time with small data sets, the Q300 slows to the pace of a hard drive when writing large files. Worst of all, it's not priced appropriately.