Laptop showdown. Reviews of the Intel Core i9-13900K, Microsoft Surface Laptop 5, Dell XPS 13, HP Envy 16, + more. Why the iPad still can’t replace my laptop. How to use your browser’s beta versions. Download the December issue today!
Microsoft is going to clamp down on your OneDrive data cap • A key Outlook.com privacy feature, email aliases, is also sort of going away.
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX revealed: 5 crucial details PC gamers need to know • Don’t have time to wade into the technical details? Here’s what PC gamers need to know about AMD’s RDNA 3 GPUs.
Ads invade Windows 11 Start Menu • New OneDrive “hints” are appearing in the user profile flyout menu.
PowerToys now tells you which app is blocking file deletion • The File Locksmith tool gives you a list of active programs accessing the file and a quick way to shut them down.
Intel’s next-generation Thunderbolt will hit a blistering 80Gbps+ • USB4’s own 80Gbps speeds may arrive somewhat before “Thunderbolt 5,” however.
New AMD Advantage Desktops leverage Ryzen and Radeon’s combined might • Ryzen and Radeon-powered offerings from PC makers like Cyberpower, Falcon Northwest, and Maingear are on the way.
It’s time for Windows to copy Apple’s built-in text expander • Text expanders are a big time saver, as long as you can trust them.
Steam for ChromeOS enters beta, now available on 20 Chromebooks • Now you can play Dark Souls on even more cheap laptops.
Microsoft Surface Laptop 5: This laptop is for Surface fans only • Microsoft’s Surface Laptop 5 struggles to exceed its predecessor, making Microsoft’s decision to eliminate a Ryzen option a shortsighted one.
Dell XPS 13: A stunning laptop—until you lift the lid • Perfection is an illusion.
HP Envy 16: Premium config in a midrange build • Is it worth the high price tag?
Acer Aspire Vero 14: From recycled trash to PC treasure • Saving nature one laptop at a time.
Microsoft Surface Pro 9 (5G): An Arm tablet actually worth buying • The Qualcomm SQ3 chip within the Surface Pro 9 (5G) is now close enough to a Core that we can recommend it.
Corsair Voyager a1600: Corsair’s first laptop is full of potential • But the Voyager needs a little more TLC.
INTEL CORE I9-13900K REVIEW: RAW, UNAPOLOGETIC POWER • THESE DAYS, THE TRUE WINNING CHIP IS THE ONE THAT ALIGNS BEST WITH YOUR NEEDS. THE FLAGSHIP CPUS FROM BOTH AMD AND INTEL ARE PRETTY DANG GOOD.
WHY THE iPAD STILL CAN’T REPLACE MY LAPTOP • APPLE’S TABLET JUST ISN’T FLEXIBLE ENOUGH TO ACCOUNT FOR ALL THE WAYS PEOPLE USE THEIR COMPUTERS.
How (and why) to use your browser’s beta versions • Live on the cutting edge of technology with little effort.
How to enable dark mode in Microsoft Office • Work smarter, not harder.
How to delete your Twitter account • Leaving Twitter is fast, but your account won’t die immediately.
How to block (and unblock) someone in Gmail • Talk to the hand.
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