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Heavyweight battle: Surface Book vs Macbook Pro

Microsoft and Apple have both recently added new devices to their high-end lineups but which machine is better for you? CIO.com senior writer, Sarah White matches these two machines up to see who is the victor.

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Acer Predator 15 review: A fast, affordable gaming laptop trapped in a heavy chassis

The Acer Predator returns with a slimmed-down pricetag and a beefed-up chassis.

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Frederique Constant smartwatch review: Good looks but no brains

Frederique Constant's gorgeous Swiss smartwatch tracks activity and sends you notifications, but its intelligence is more annoying than useful.

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Dell Power Companion review: Charge your laptop on the go

Dell's proprietary portable battery pack for laptops gives you stupendous battery life.

Best Gifts Under $25

Awesome tech gifts that cost $25 or less

Tech gifts don't have to break the bank. We've assembled our favorite picks for under $25 that will improve life for your nearest and dearest.

10 tablets for under $500

With the holidays nearing, CIO.com senior writer Sarah White counts down 10 tablets that offer the most bang for your buck. Whether you're a seasoned road warrior or a tablet-toting movie fan, there's a tablet on the list for you.

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Review: The Alcatel Idol 4S launches Windows phones into the VR generation

The Alcatel Idol 4S is the first Windows phone specifically designed for virtual reality, sporting outstanding battery life and top-flight performance.

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Surface Book i7 review: Still unique and still blazing fast

Microsoft's interpretation of a laptop offers incredible battery life and class-leading graphics performance.

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13-inch MacBook Pro review: Too many tradeoffs

The entry-level 2016 MacBook Pro—the one without a Touch Bar—compromises on graphics, ports, and RAM speed.

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Dell XPS 13 Kaby Lake review: Yes, this is the best one so far

It’s an incremental update, but Dell’s latest XPS 13 gets a decent performance boost from Kaby Lake and enhanced graphics support.

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Brix Gaming UHD (GB-BNi7HG4-950) review: A lot of performance in a little PC

This mini-PC looks good on a shelf or a desk, isn’t too loud, and offers better performance than traditional (and larger) gaming consoles.

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BTS Pro review: Bluetooth headphones let you tweak the sound with an app

Sporty Bluetooth 4.2 headphones from 66 Audio let you customize the sound and the button output with an app for iPhone and Apple Watch.

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Samsung Gear IconX review: Wireless earbuds with great sound—and lots of problems

You'll love the strong bass and 4GB of onboard storage, but these wire-free earbuds have scads of nagging drawbacks.

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MSI GS63VR Stealth review: A game-changing amount of performance in a laptop

With Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 graphics, MSI's GS63VR gives you near-GTX 980 performance in a 4-pound laptop.

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Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti review: The new budget gaming champions

Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti are the best graphics cards for budget gamers and people looking to upgrade a prebuilt "big box" PC.

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Origin EON17-X review: Hot and loud, but oh so fast

The EON17-X embraces the big and bad stereotype for gaming laptops, delivering generous amounts of performance, heat, and noise.

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MSI GT73VR Titan review: This gaming PC excels with a GTX 1080 and G-Sync panel

MSI's fully loaded GT73VR Titan gaming laptop can go toe-to-toe with a desktop rig.