Mark HachmanSenior Editor, PCWorld

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As PCWorld's senior editor, Mark focuses on Microsoft news and chip technology, among other beats. He has formerly written for PCMag, BYTE, Slashdot, eWEEK, and ReadWrite.

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Surface Laptop review: Microsoft's MacBook Air killer nails what students need

Microsoft's Surface Laptop is a brilliant laptop for college students and even professionals on the go. Consider using the built-in tool to upgrade to Windows 10 Pro, though.

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Windows 10 Build 16241 gives the best sneak peek yet at the Fall Creators Update

Windows 10's next release date is nigh, and Insider Preview Build 16241 gives us a sneak peek at the nearly-final Fall Creators Update, which Microsoft has promised for September.

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AMD Threadripper prices undercut Intel's Core i9 by as much as $1,000

AMD says it will ship its high-end Threadripper processor earlier than Intel's Core i9, and for hundreds of dollars less, too.

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Intel's massive 18-core Core i9 chip starts a bloody battle for enthusiast PCs

Intel's answer to AMD's Threadripper are new Core i9 and Core i7 X-series chips with new overclocking capabilities and a brand-new chipset.

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Meet the next Windows 10: The Fall Creators Update connects across devices

Windows 10's Fall Creators Update is really about connections: new apps and improvements designed to connect across devices.

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HP Spectre x2 review: It beats the Surface Pro on value, if not performance

HP's Spectre x2 2-in-1 swings for the fences with its Kaby Lake chip, 2K display and Iris Plus graphics, but it falls short in a few areas.

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How to remove ransomware: Use this battle plan to fight back

Ransomware has exploded onto the PC, including the recent Petya and NotPetya outbreak. We'll show you what to do to avoid it, remove it, and—if necessary—even negotiate with its authors.

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Samsung Galaxy Book review: An excellent 2-in-1 for a good price

The Samsung Galaxy Book delivers where it counts in price, performance, and battery life. Despite some weaker points, it's still a good value.

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Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) review: More power for more money

Microsoft's Surface Pro (2017) is physically near-identical to the Surface Pro 4, but a powerful Kaby Lake processor and graphics chip make a difference.

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Why VR was a conspicuous no-show at Microsoft's Xbox One X launch

Microsoft says they're not willing to talk about virtual reality on its upcoming Xbox One X console. Instead, Microsoft is pushing mixed reality on Windows PCs.

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The 11 most intriguing Fall Creators Update features in Windows 10 Build 16215

Microsoft's list of features for its Windows 10 Fall Creators Update has grown enormously with Insider Build 16215, which opens up Linux, adds Cortana photo interpretation, desktop emoji, and much more.

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Skype's major redesign prioritizes helpful bots and a smart camera over traditional video chats

Skype's next major upgrade adds an army of smart bots and services that are eager to supplement your chats with your group of best friends.

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Get real, Microsoft: If the Surface Pro is a laptop, bundle it with a Type Cover

If Microsoft really wants to call the Surface Pro (2017) a laptop, it's going to need to do more than play with words.

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Surface Pro is Microsoft's long-awaited Surface Pro 4 upgrade, restyled as a laptop

Microsoft's Surface Pro brings better CPUs and battery life to the flagship tablet, which is being restyled as a laptop.

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Microsoft shows the power of its Pen with a new Whiteboard app and other upgrades

Microsoft wants you to use Windows 10's inking talents every day. That's why it's offering a collection of pens that will roam with you, and coming later, the Whiteboard collaborative app.