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Microsoft's Signature Edition laptops deliver the 'clean PC' experience you really want

If you're concerned about Superfish adware, or just want an optimized, clean experience similar to building your own PC, check out Microsoft's own 'Signature Experience' line of laptops.

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Nvidia will bring back mobile 900M graphics overclocking after disabling it as a 'bug'

Nvidia's bringing back the ability to overclock your GTX 900M-series mobile GPU, mere weeks after removing the capability and calling it a 'bug.'

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How Intel and PC makers prevent you from modifying your laptop's firmware

The UEFI firmware that boots up your PC is a closed, proprietary blob of codeā€”and you can't change it out even if you wanted to. Here's why.

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How to connect your laptop to your HDTV without HDMI

It's easy to connect a laptop to an HDTV--unless your laptop doesn't have the right port.

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These upgrade kits swap out your laptop's old graphics with a new Nvidia GPU

Got a gaming laptop and wishing you had one of the latest Nvidia GPUs? There just might be hope for you if you're not afraid of a little thermal paste.

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The Free Software Foundation loves this laptop, but you won't

Sure, all the software--right down to the firmware!--is free and open in the LibreBoot X200. But it's still a refurbished 2008 laptop, and indicative of deeper problems in the state of truly open hardware.

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Razer Blade refresh adds GeForce GTX 970M GPU and Intel Core i7 quad-core CPU

It's what's inside that counts, especially with gaming PCs. Razer's Razer Blade Pro laptop hasn't changed on the outside, but the all-important GPU and CPU are now state-of-the-art.

Dell XPS 13 2015 is a MacBook Air killer

Dell's new XPS13 is a MacBook Air killer that shoehorns a 13-inch screen into a bezel that would normally hold an 11-inch panel. The new laptop also features Intel's new Broadwell U CPU and a high-resolution touch screen.

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Purism's high-end, open software-stuffed Librem 15 laptop hits crowdfunding goal

Purism reaches its fund raising goal and will build laptops that could eventually be free of proprietary software.

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The best PCs of 2015 will be superlight, pen-friendly and Broadwell-based

The Consumer Electronics Show is great for one thing: spotting PC trends. We think these three will hold through the year.

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Hands-on: Dell's insanely thin XPS 13 laptop will wow you

Dell's thinnest and lightest laptop puts a 13.3-inch screen in an 11-inch laptop frame