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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Microsoft knocks $550 off the fantastic Dell XPS 13 as last-minute PC deals get crazier

Microsoft's actively promoting $200 off its Surface Pro tablet. But far better deals are found under the covers, including a big discount on the top-rated Dell XPS 9360, and a deal on the Dell XPS 15 9560.

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Microsoft's path to a smarter Bing and Cortana includes tapping Reddit users' opinions

Microsoft unveils a ton of AI improvements to make Bing, Cortana, and Microsoft Office apps smarter.

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Try VR for cheap: Windows Mixed Reality headsets are on sale for nearly half off today

Windows Mixed Reality headsets from Acer, HP, and Lenovo are at steep discounts as part of Microsoft's 12 Days of Deals.

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HP Spectre 13 review: This stylish ultrabook conceals real power

HP's Spectre 13 (af0xx) smartly includes an 8th-gen Core chip that propels this ultralight laptop to the top of our performance charts, and for a relatively cheap price, too. Only an average display and battery life bring it down to earth.

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Microsoft is selling the excellent Dell XPS 13 and Dell Inspiron 15 for hundreds off

Microsoft's 12 Days of Deals is offering the Dell XPS 13 9360 ultrabook for $999, $300 off the standard price. The Del Inspiron 15, our best budget laptop, is also at a great price of $599.

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Qualcomm invades Intel's turf with Snapdragon PCs that push battery life over performance

Qualcomm announced its Snapdragon 835 Mobile PC Platform, promising two-day battery life and pervasive connectivity, but slower performance in some cases. Updated with more emulation details.

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Microsoft Surface Pro (2017): Everything you need to know

Microsoft's portable Surface Pro is the company's premier two-in-one Windows tablet, now rebranded as a "laptop." Read all about it here, including the new LTE configurations and prices.

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Hands-on: HP's Envy x2 is a Surface clone boasting 20 hours of battery life

HP's Envy X2 is the first Windows tablet to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, the same battery-sipping processor powering your cell phone. We go hands on.

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Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 will bring speed, security and smarts to high-end phones

Qualcomm dove deep into Snapdragon 845, its next-generation chip for mobile phones. Highlights include speed and battery life, AI, and sophisticated image processing.

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Hands-on: Asus NovaGo's Snapdragon-based Windows PC feels predictably 'good enough'

The Asus NovaGo is the first ultrabook to use the Snapdragon 835 chip, which Qualcomm admits will be slower than an Intel CPU. But how slow? We tried to find out.

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Windows 10's future look could be Sets, a tabbed app interface Microsoft will start testing

Microsoft is quietly testing a future look for Windows 10 called Sets, which combines apps and files into a single, tabbed window, similar to a web browser's interface.

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Microsoft Surface Book 2 review: The ultimate laptop improves in every way but one

The second generation of the Microsoft Surface Book, the Surface Book 2, features vastly more graphics horsepower and battery life than its already-impressive predecessor. But there's a small power problem you should know about.

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Microsoft's Surface Book 2 has a power problem

Microsoft's Surface Book 2 has a power problem that causes it to drain the battery even when plugged in, when playing 3D games on certain settings, PCWorld has confirmed.

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Mozilla's Firefox Quantum next-generation browser is ready for you to try out

Mozilla has made its Firefox Quantum browser available to download, promising twice the performance of Mozilla Firefox with the same stingy memory usage.

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Surface Book 2: Price, release date, specs, features, and everything you need to know

We've compiled everything you need to know about Microsoft's Surface Book 2 two-in-one right here: specs, features, price, shipping date, and eventually our review.