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The best laptops: Premium laptops, cheap laptops, 2-in-1s, and more

From budget, to ultraportable, to gaming laptops, our top picks feature the best tech advances in laptop PCs, from new CPUs and GPUs to new materials, and include portables from HP, Dell, and Apple.

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The best graphics cards for PC gaming

These are the best graphics cards that PC gamers can buy today from Nvidia GeForce and AMD Radeon.

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Best cheap laptops: We rate the best-sellers on Amazon and Best Buy

If you have $500 (or less), we've found the best cheap laptops on Amazon and Best Buy. The ones that give you the best bang for buck. Keep reading to find our top picks.

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Chrome OS: Tips, tools, and other Chromebook intelligence

Your one-stop source for Chrome OS advice, insight, and analysis — from someone who's covered Chromebooks closely since the start.

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Windows by the numbers: Upgraders press Pause

After finally passing the 50% mark in May, Windows 10 stalled in June. Windows 7 held steady despite the short window left before support runs out.

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Your Windows 10 1903 questions answered | TECH(talk)

You asked (questions about Windows 10) and we answered (with advice from Windows expert Preston Gralla). We cover everything from the pace of annual updates, how to find better Windows apps and why you should change your default...

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Microsoft cranks up Windows 10 1803-to-1903 forcible upgrades

The company is now telling customers running last year's Windows 10 version 1803 that it will soon begin forced upgrade to the latest feature refresh released in May.

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Microsoft is better at documenting patch problems, but issues abound

For years we’ve been flailing around in the dark after bad patches wreaked havoc on Windows PCs. It often took days, or weeks, to identify bugs based on sporadic reports. The last two months have seen improvement, but there's still a...

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How to make sense of Windows updates and upgrades with Microsoft's new release dashboard

Microsoft's new Windows release health dashboard is a one-stop shop for Windows 10 users seeking information on the status of upgrades and ongoing problems.

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Windows 10 update (and retirement) calendar: Mark these dates

Microsoft is releasing new versions of Windows 10 on a set schedule – and just as regularly retiring older versions from support. Here are all the dates you need to know about through Windows 7's retirement in 2020 and beyond.

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Enterprise alert: Microsoft slates next Windows 10 long-term release for 2021

The three-year gap between the current version – Windows 10 Enterprise LSTC 2019 – and the next will be the longest yet for Windows 10's most constant edition.

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Microsoft slates skip-Windows 10 1809 upgrades for late June

This marks the first time the company has jumped past a Windows 10 feature upgrade as it moves to put last fall's update debacle in the rear-view mirror.

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Windows 10 1903 arrives after stretch of extra testing

In the wake of last fall's Windows 10 rollout debacle, Microsoft put the follow-up version through additional testing. For enterprises, Windows 10 1903 is now ready for 'targeted deployment.'

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Microsoft orphans Windows 10 1809, prepares to jump 1803 users straight to 1903

Windows 10 1809 – the ill-fated version initially launched last fall – powered just 29% of surveyed Windows 10 systems as of late April. It's a clear sign that Microsoft has largely stopped pushing 1809 to users.

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Microsoft sets post-retirement patching record with Windows XP fix – 5 years after support ended

The update – aimed at stopping the spread of WannaCry-like malware on PCs running the outdated OS – must be manually downloaded from the Microsoft Update Catalog.

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How to remove malware from your Windows PC

Has malicious software taken your PC hostage? Our malware-removal guide will help you clean out your PC and restore it to a pristine state.

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Windows 7 upgrade nag messages start to show up

They're heeeerre.... Microsoft has begun pushing Windows 7 users to move to Windows 10 before support ends for the older OS in January 2020.

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Microsoft throws in the towel on Windows 10 1809

The company largely stopped distributing the October 2018 Update in March, apparently deciding to simply skip one feature upgrade to solve the problem of two on a collision course.

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