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Review: HP Elite x3 Windows phone

Incredible hardware, Win32 apps, Continuum: the HP Elite x3 is the first Windows phone your friends are going to envy.

Asus ZenBook 3 review: This compact laptop puts the MacBook on the ropes, but doesn't deliver a KO

This 12-inch MacBook clone is a premium Windows ultraportable, but a few design choices keep it from rising above all its competition—MacOS and Windows alike.

Hybrid tablet showdown: Huawei Matebook vs Microsoft Surface Pro 4's Sarah White puts these two hybrid tablets through the paces to see which one is the best fit for the enterprise.

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Windows 10 Anniversary Update review: Cortana, Edge overshadow Windows Ink

Windows 10's Anniversary Update polishes mature features like Cortana, Edge, and Skype while pointing the way toward a pen-enabled future. Windows 10 users should be pleased, but Windows 10 holdouts may remain unmoved.

Windows 10 Anniversary Update: The good, the bad and the 'meh'

The new version of Windows 10 is a solid, if not dramatic, upgrade.

Huawei MateBook review: This stylish Surface clone loses some substance in its design

Faux-leather accents and clean, white lines are nice, but the accessories fall short in some key ways.

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Hands-on: Adobe Photoshop updates include Content-Aware Crop and Face-Aware Liquify

Creative Cloud updates give photo editors powerful new tools without disrupting familiar workflows, and the video apps and Adobe Stock are improved too.

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Chuwi HiBook CWI514 Windows/Android tablet review: Awful performance, but we still kind of like it

Chuwi's dual-boot Android/Windows convertible tablet sounds fantastic, especially for under $300. Just don't go in expecting it to do more than basic video playback, Web browsing, and document creation—all of which it does quite well.

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Tested: The $1500 Dell XPS 15 vs. the $1500 MacBook Pro 13

The fans asked, and we have answered. We compare laptops on price, not form factor, to see if the fight is fairer. See what happens.

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Samsung Notebook 9 Pro review: This feature-packed 15-inch laptop makes a few compromises

Even with its design quirks, this big work notebook is impressive: It packs in a 4K touchscreen display, quad-core CPU, and discrete GPU for just $1,500.

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Origin PC Chronos review: Fast things come in small, loud packages

Origin PC's custom micro-tower crams high-performance hardware into an impressively small amount of space.


USB Type C speed test: Here's how slow your laptop's port could be

The USB Type C port is new, intriguing, and incredibly confusing, because vendors vary in how they implement the standard. It all comes down to the controller, so we take the fastest USB-C device out there to show you the sometimes vast differences.

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10 essential pen-friendly Windows apps

Put that slick Surface Pen to work with these ink-happy tools for your laptop-tablet hybrid.

Enterprise showdown: Samsung's Galaxy TabPro S vs. Microsoft's Surface Pro 4's Sarah White compares two of today's top of the line tablets that are designed to replace your laptop. Do they fit the bill?

LG Gram 15 review: This laptop is beyond ultraportable

You can pack LG's latest laptop with its charger and still have less weight in your bag than with a 13-inch ultraportable.

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Avid Pro Tools review: This studio-style software will appeal to home creators too

For professional recording engineers, Pro Tools is this industry standard, but creative types will find it surprisingly suitable—there's even a free version to get you started.

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Presonus Studio One review: Take your music production to the limit

This is one of the premiere programs for music creation, recording, and production.


Ableton Live review: This digital audio workstation does it all

The best software for creating and recording music, as well as live performance. A bit pricey, but worth it.