Melissa RiofrioExecutive Editor, PCWorld

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Melissa Riofrio spent her formative journalistic years reviewing some of the biggest iron at PCWorld--desktops, laptops, storage, printers--and she continued to focus on hardware testing during stints at Computer Currents and CNET. Currently, in addition to leading PCWorld’s content direction, she covers productivity laptops and Chromebooks.

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The Lenovo Yoga 920 adds even more luxury with 8th-gen Intel Core power

Lenovo unveils the Yoga 920 with a long list of new features, from fingerprint and voice input to faster Intel 8th-gen CPUs.

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Dell's Inspiron 15 7000 gaming laptop gets serious with GTX 1060 and Nvidia Max-Q

Dell’s Inspiron 15 7000 gaming laptop will offer Nvidia GTX 1060 discrete graphics with Max-Q technology for better-balanced performance.

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Dell revs up its XPS 13 with Intel's quad-core Kaby Lake R

The 8th-gen CPU promises up to 40 percent faster performance, a significant jump from before.

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Acer Predator 21 X: We unbox the beastliest gaming laptop ever

Release the Kraken! The Acer Predator 21 X is a pure and uncompromising gaming machine whose 18-pound heft is only theoretically portable. We unbox this beast, and you can watch it happen here.

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HP's Pavilion 27 is one of the first PCs with Intel Optane Memory

The HP Pavilion 27 All-in-One is one of the first PCs to ship with Intel's Optane Memory, which makes even traditional spinning hard drives feel fast.

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Asus Chromebook Flip C302CA review: A versatile laptop with lots to love

The Asus C302CA is an advanced Chromebook with a 360-degree hinge, great display and battery life, and Android support.

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How to download a Windows 10 ISO file

Windows 10 makes it easy to download and use an ISO file to reinstall the operating system. We’ll show you how to do it.

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HP Omen laptops include a first: Nvidia Max-Q graphics technology

HP revamps its Omen 15 and Omen 17 gaming laptops with new CPUs and GPUs and fresh designs, plus Nvidia's Max-Q technology.

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Acer's Nitro 5 is an affordable laptop that lets casual gamers get reckless

Acer's Nitro 5 is a laptop designed for casual gamers, with one distinctive feature: You can adjust the fan speed yourself. Adjusting thermals can be tricky, so it'll be interesting to see how this goes.

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HP's Envy 13 offers Surface Laptop features without the markup—or Windows 10 S

HP's Envy 13 wants to steal users from the MacBook Air and the upcoming Surface Laptop. Comparing specs, it certainly offers more for the money.

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Lenovo's Flex 5 catches up to other convertibles, adding Kaby Lake and USB-C

Lenovo catches up to other 360-degree convertibles with its Flex 5 product line, 14-inch and 15-inch laptops with fresh features and lighter weights.

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Google Home gets hands-free calling and 6 other cool new features

Google's A.I. speaker gets hands-free calling, proactive assistance, and HBONow support, among other interesting tricks.

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HP's Elite x2 is the Surface Pro 4 update we wish Microsoft would make

As the Surface Pro 4 ages rapidly, the Elite x2's Kaby Lake CPUs, bigger SSDs, and other perks make it look shinier than Microsoft's supposed flagship.

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Lenovo's Flex 11 joins the ranks of Android app-loving Chromebooks

Lenovo's Flex 11 Chromebook joins the new generation of Android-app-loving Chromebooks. It also boasts a 360-degree hinge and extra-sturdy construction.

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How to get Windows 10 Creators Update: The release date and more

Windows 10 Creators Update has an official release date of April 11, but in reality it will roll out in waves. Here's how it will work.