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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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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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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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Xbox Fall Update: The biggest changes as Microsoft preps for the Xbox One X

Microsoft's Fall Update for the Xbox readies gamers for the Xbox One X through ways to back up and preload 4K content.

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Samsung Notebook 9 Pro review: Discrete GPU and long battery life sell it

The Samsung Notebook 9 Pro offers a little bit of everything for mainstream users, plus some nice extras: a discrete Radeon RX 540 GPU, pen support, and long battery life.

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Lenovo Yoga 720 review: Discrete-GPU gaming chops in a mainstream laptop

Put Nvidia's GTX 1050 into the Lenovo Yoga 720, and suddenly you have a laptop that can play games as well as it can crunch numbers and stream movies.

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Porsche Design Book One unboxing

We unbox the Porsche Design Book One, a laptop distinctive for its beautiful design, and for having both a 360-degree hinge and a detachable display. But shouldn't a product this fancy have a discrete GPU? We'll think about that as we...

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These are the first Windows Mixed Reality headsets

Here are the first Windows Mixed Reality headsets, launching on October 17.

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How to use Windows 10's My People

The Windows 10 My People experience connects you and your best friends via Skype and Mail. We'll show you to get set up and how to use My People.

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How Windows 10 is cutting off older PCs

Microsoft has confirmed that a group of Windows devices running older Atom processors cannot upgrade past the Anniversary Update. Could more Windows hardware be left behind as it ages? PCWorld editors Mark Hachman and Melissa Riofrio...

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Play DVDs in Windows 10 for free

Windows 10 won't play DVDs natively, and Windows Media Center is gone. Here are your options.

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Surface Pro 2017 Review

Microsoft's new Surface Pro (2017) Windows tablet packs the power of Intel's new Kaby Lake chip inside, offering a powerful, pricey upgrade to the Surface Pro 4.

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How to download a Windows 10 ISO file

Putting an ISO file of Windows 10 on disc is your insurance against PC troubles. Here's how to get it.

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How to make a Windows 10 bootable USB drive

Microsoft makes it easy, assuming you have a Windows 10 license. You do, don't you?

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Asus ZenBook Flip S First Look

This is the Asus ZenBook Flip S. Asus says it is the thinnest 2-in-1 convertible laptop in the world.

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Windows Mixed Reality vs Hololens

What's the difference between Windows' new mixed-reality devices and the HoloLens? We go hands on to tell you.

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