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Chromebooks vs. laptops

Many people consider the Chromebook to be the sleeker, quicker, and even simpler cousin of the traditional laptop. Unlike a Mac or Windows system, a Chromebook mostly relies heavily on the internet for everyday tasks.  Since they’re also typically less expensive, you might be wondering how a Chromebook compares to a regular laptop. Are they […]

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Samsung is making “very large quantities” of 90Hz OLED displays for laptops

Enlarge / The 2020 Samsung Galaxy Chromebook, which had a 4K OLED display. Samsung The world’s biggest OLED manufacturer is making a push for more OLED laptop screens. A press release from Samsung Display says the company is making “very large quantities of 14-inch, 90Hz OLED displays destined for laptops and notebooks, beginning in March.” […]

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The best laptops for 2021

We’ve tested and reviewed well over 400 laptops over the years, searching for the best of the best. And when it comes to picking the best laptop overall for 2021, there was a clear winner: The Dell XPS 13. With fantastic performance, a display with modern-looking and thin bezels, a well-built keyboard and touchpad, and […]

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AMD laptops have a hidden 10-second performance delay. Here’s why

Enlarge / When it’s on battery, your new Ryzen 4000 series laptop doesn’t deliver its true performance until about 10 seconds into a full-throttle workload. Aurich Lawson / AMD In an embargoed presentation Friday morning, Intel’s Chief Performance Strategist Ryan Shrout walked a group of tech journalists through a presentation aimed at taking AMD’s Zen […]

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The best Linux laptops you can buy

Hunting down the best Linux laptops is nowhere near as overwhelming as seeking out the ultimate Windows-based PC. That’s likely due to the smaller number of manufacturers that support the open-source platform. HP and Dell are your well-known primary outlets, but there are a few others outside the spotlight, offering shiny Linux-flavored gems that are just […]