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Windows 10's busted HDR display support got a whole lot better in the April 2018 Update

The Windows 10 April 2018 Update added an SDR brightness slider that partially fixes the biggest problem with HDR monitors.

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The Best Features of Windows 10's April 2018 Update

The Windows 10 April 2018 Update, aka Redstone 4, isn't getting much love from Microsoft. But here's what we think you'll like.

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Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Yoga unboxing

We unbox one of Lenovo's legendary Thinkpad business laptops. The X1 Yoga is a 360-degree convertible with many great details--check 'em out here.

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Hands-on with Dell's powerful new XPS 15

Dell's new XPS 15 has up to 6-cores and faster GeForce graphics.

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Hands-on with Gigabyte's new Aero 15

Gigabyte's stunning new Aero 15 adds a six-core Intel CPU and high-refresh panel while sticking to its mantra of great battery life.

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Why Windows 10 needs a specialized gaming edition

How a distinct version of Windows 10 could appeal to PC gamers.

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PCWorld's March Digital Magazine: AMD's Ryzen APU could save budget gaming

Enjoy the best of PCWorld.com in a curated Digital Magazine for Android and iOS.

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How machine learning can make prettier PC games that adapt to your play preferences

Microsoft's new WinML and DirectML tools can supercharge games with smarter, adaptable AI, prettier images, and reduced development times.

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The future of Windows, cloud gaming, and more | The Full Nerd Ep 42

PCWorld's resident Windows expert joins us to talk about all the upcoming Windows 10 features you can expect, Geforce Now vs other cloud gaming platforms, and YOUR burning questions.

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Microsoft offers three unconvincing reasons why its consumer business isn't dead yet

Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella tried to respond to concerns that Microsoft's consumer strategy may be floundering, though his response wasn't especially convincing.

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Alienware Area 51 Hands-on

Alienware's Area 51 gets some nice hardware tweaks, plus a major upgrade to its Command Center software. Watch us gush about the Toolless Graphics feature here.

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Dell Mobile Connect mirrors your phone on your PC

Dell Mobile Connect allows your PC to mirror your Android phone or iPhone.

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Samsung Notebook 9 Pen Hands-on

Samsung's Notebook 9 Pen wants to make it easy for you to write, draw, and interact with your PC using the integrated pen. We try it out at CES.

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Acer Predator Orion 9000 Hands-on

Acer's Predator Orion 9000 shows you what a well-designed gaming rig can offer: Dual GTX 1080 Ti's in SLI. Liquid cooling. Five fans. Handles for hauling, and even wheels! Check it all out here.

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Dell XPS 13 Review: The fastest XPS 13 ever

Intel's 8th-gen CPU makes a great laptop even greater.

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Best Laptops of 2017

The best laptops of 2017 include Dell's thin-and-light XPS 13, HP's versatile Spectre x360, and the humongous Alienware 17 R4. We even have a favorite Chromebook from HP. Check them all out in our video.

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Windows 10's TruePlay gaming tech starts sniffing out cheaters

Microsoft has added TruePlay, an optional anti-cheating technology for PC gaming, to Windows 10. But how optional will it really be?

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Windows 10 Fall Creators Update: My 5 Favorite Features

The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update has a lot of new features, but these five—some big, some small—stand out as my favorites.

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