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Dell Inspiron 17 7778 review: This massive 17-inch 2-in-1 is a worthwhile desktop replacement

Dell recently refreshed its Inspiron notebook line with a new batch of 2-in-1s that come in a variety of configurations and sizes. Within the line’s flagship 7000 series, the 17-inch models are held up as “high-performance,” compared to their 13- and 15-inch kin. Here we review the Inspiron 17 7778, which is one rung down from the top of the ... Read More »

10 must-have Android apps to make your Chromebook more useful

1 of 11 Thumbnails MORE 1 of 11 Thumbnails MORE See larger image Credit: Ryan Whitwam The right apps make your Chromebook indespensible Ever since Google introduced Chrome OS on the CR-48 prototype laptop back in 2011, Chromebooks have relied on web apps and simple Chrome extensions to get things done. Now, Chromebooks are getting access to the Play Store ... Read More »

Every AMD Radeon RX 470 you can buy: A cheat sheet

See larger image Credit: Thomas Ryan The Radeon RX 470 is here Today, AMD’s affordable new Radeon RX 470 graphics card launched with a confusing pile of customized partner designs. Which one is right for you? We’ve rounded them all the available RX 470s and sorted them by price, complete with the key unique selling points of each. Want to ... Read More »

Microsoft’s giving you just 10 days now, not 31, to change your mind about Windows 10

Microsoft has hidden a new downgrade policy within the Windows 10 Anniversary Update: Once you’ve installed it, you’ll only have 10 days to downgrade to an earlier version or build, rather than the 31 days provided before. Historically, Microsoft had given users a full month to roll back any updates, including upgrades to Windows 10. Supersite for Windows reported this week, ... Read More »

Logitech G933 review: This wireless headset is so good, you can skip its high-end competition

Logitech has been pushing hard to win back the gaming crowd in recent years—and I’ll be damned if the G933 isn’t one of their best shows yet. How good? Well, I’d probably save a $100 (or more) and take this headset over our long-standing high-end recommendation of the Astro A50 and the SteelSeries Siberia 800, barring a few exceptions. Indeed ... Read More »

Microsoft: Windows 10’s free upgrade absolutely, positively ends today

Conspiracy theorists have always said that Microsoft will suddenly decide to extend its free upgrade period for Windows 10, perhaps indefinitely. Nope. When the Windows 10 upgrade expires tonight, it’s over. Just to make sure, we reached out to Microsoft this afternoon to confirm that no surprises were coming our way tomorrow, nor when the Anniversary Update rolled out on ... Read More »

The best gaming headsets of the year

The next great peripherals war is being waged over your ears. After every company on the planet put out a gaming mouse and then a mechanical keyboard, now it’s time for headsets. So many headsets. We know you don’t want to scroll through every single headset review when all you want is a simple answer: “What’s the best gaming headset ... Read More »

2 ways to control Windows 10 automatic updates

Timothy Dunlap asked how to turn off Windows 10’s insistently automatic updates. An up-to-date PC is less vulnerable to attack, so automatic updates are generally a good thing. But sometimes an update will make things worse, rendering a PC problematic or even unusable until the problem is solved. That’s why some people prefer to hold off on an update until ... Read More »

The top features Windows 10 users want in the Anniversary Update

Windows 10: What users want If you’re still running Windows 7 or Windows 8.1, you probably have a good idea of what’s “wrong” with Windows 10—some of which may be the reason you haven’t upgraded yet. But time’s running out on that free upgrade offer. Microsoft has said it’s willing to make changes to the OS based on user feedback, ... Read More »

June’s powerful new pc hardware: The sunrise of a glorious future

Staring into the future In a year that’s already been flat-out first-rate for decent new pc hardware, June nonetheless managed to set a new excessive-water mark. How ought to it now not? This month added the advent of sparkling chips from both Intel and AMD, thecreation of desktops you put on to your back (significantly), and the glorious rekindling of ... Read More »