Melissa AndersenPCWorld

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Acer's Nitro 5 is an affordable laptop that lets casual gamers get reckless

Acer's Nitro 5 is a laptop designed for casual gamers, with one distinctive feature: You can adjust the fan speed yourself. Adjusting thermals can be tricky, so it'll be interesting to see how this goes.

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HP's Envy 13 offers Surface Laptop features without the markup—or Windows 10 S

HP's Envy 13 wants to steal users from the MacBook Air and the upcoming Surface Laptop. Comparing specs, it certainly offers more for the money.

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Lenovo's Flex 5 catches up to other convertibles, adding Kaby Lake and USB-C

Lenovo catches up to other 360-degree convertibles with its Flex 5 product line, 14-inch and 15-inch laptops with fresh features and lighter weights.

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Google Home gets hands-free calling and 6 other cool new features

Google's A.I. speaker gets hands-free calling, proactive assistance, and HBONow support, among other interesting tricks.

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Surface Laptop: Everything you need to know

Microsoft's thin, light, beautiful Surface Laptop is the halo PC for Windows 10 S. Read all about it here.

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HP's Elite x2 is the Surface Pro 4 update we wish Microsoft would make

As the Surface Pro 4 ages rapidly, the Elite x2's Kaby Lake CPUs, bigger SSDs, and other perks make it look shinier than Microsoft's supposed flagship.

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The best laptops of 2017: Ultrabooks, budget PCs, 2-in-1s, and more

Our top picks feature the best tech advances in portable PCs, from new CPUs and GPUs to new materials.

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Lenovo's Flex 11 joins the ranks of Android app-loving Chromebooks

Lenovo's Flex 11 Chromebook joins the new generation of Android-app-loving Chromebooks. It also boasts a 360-degree hinge and extra-sturdy construction.

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How to get Windows 10 Creators Update: The release date and more

Windows 10 Creators Update has an official release date of April 11, but in reality it will roll out in waves. Here's how it will work.

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Watch us unbox the Microsoft Surface Studio

This is what it was like to open up the Surface Studio, the ultimate Windows All-in-One, with its dazzling 4.5K display and innovative Surface Pen and Surface Dial tools.

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Surface Book vs. Porsche Design Book One: A specs comparison

The Surface Book, Microsoft’s trophy laptop, finally has a rival: Porsche Design’s Book One. We take a close look at what the specs say about these shiny, premium PCs.

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Intel shows how smart cities are constantly communicating

A kiosk, a drone, and even a lamppost all have something to say in Intel's demonstrations of smart-city technology at Mobile World Congress.

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The next HP Elite x3 preens behind a glass case at Mobile World Congress

HP seems to be working on its next Elite x3 Windows phone, if any hints can be gleaned from the slightly different-looking phone in a glass case at HP's booth at Mobile World Congress.

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Intel showed how 5G networking will power VR and self-driving cars

Intel is leading the push toward 5G networking because as more devices connect, we're all going to need more bandwidth. At Mobile World Congress, it showed use cases from smart homes to VR to self-driving cars.

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The Porsche Design Book One laptop is selling beauty and power

Porsche Design's Book One outclasses even Microsoft's Surface Book on aesthetics, but the specs show it chose beauty over power.