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15 BEST LAPTOPS YOU CAN BUY IN 2016

THE BEST NOTEBOOKS FOR YOUR EVERY NEED Update: The Dell Inspiron 13 7000 has been usurped by another business and college-ready laptop, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga. Read on to find out why! Laptops are on the rise again thanks to Windows 10’s arrival, Nivida’s efficient Maxwell graphics cards, and fresh new Skylake processors from Intel. Notebooks once thought to be replaced by tablets are more plentiful and diverse than ever between gaming laptops that hook up to liquid-coolers, thin…

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BEST VIDEO EDITING LAPTOPS OF 2016

  \ Few tasks require more horsepower than video editing. While you can trim small clips with even an inexpensive laptop, to work with raw HD or 4K video or to create special effects, you need a fast processor, strong discrete graphics and a high-resolution display. Here are five laptops that are powerful enough to handle even your most demanding video-editing projects. BEST OVERALL – ASUS ZENBOOK PRO UX501VW A relative bargain, the ZenBook Pro UX501VW has a sharp and vibrant 4K…

Hardware

The Windows 10 vs. Chrome OS battle means it’s a great year to buy a PC

Laptops with Microsoft’s Windows 10 will be in a heavyweight bout with Chromebooks for market dominance later this year, but no matter who wins, PC shipments will benefit from the clash. Worldwide PC shipments are expected to decline by a lower-than-expected rate of 3.3 percent this year, and fall by just 1.8 percent in 2016, as Windows 10 and Chromebooks help stop years of bleeding in the PC market, IDC said on Monday. Shipments declined by 4.7 percent last year…

Technology

Nvidia raises the curtain on its latest mobile GPUs: the GeForce GTX 970M and the GeForce GTX 980M

Nvidia dropped its other GPU shoe today, taking the wraps off the mobile version of its “Big Maxwell” architecture, embodied in the GeForce GTX 970M and GeForce GTX 980M mobile graphics processors. The new parts have the same advanced feature set as the GeForce GTX 970 and GTX 980 desktop GPUs that Nvidia announced on September 18. We covered these new technologies—Voxel Global Illumination, Multi Frame Anti-aliasing, Dynamic Super Resolution—in some depth in our coverage of Nvidia’s new desktop processors.…