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These “PC Does What?” ads are either catchy or cringeworthy

These “PC Does What?” ads are either catchy or cringeworthy

Microsoft is kicking off a "PC Does What?" campaign with Dell, HP, Lenovo, and Intel, attempting to build excitement about laptop form-factors. The campaign, which will run online as well as with commercials, is due to kick off in earnest on October 19, though the five firms previewed the spots today.

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NVIDIA GeForce Experience splits from standard GPU drivers

NVIDIA GeForce Experience splits from standard GPU drivers

Starting on December 1st, 2015, NVIDIA's GeForce Experience will require that you provide an email address to download game-ready drivers. For the less enthusiast-based crew of gamers out in the wild, standard drivers will still be available through the GeForce Experience website from NVIDIA. In addition to this, GeForce Experience will have a big jump in quality for GameStream experience - straight up to 4K.

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HP, 3M team up for laptops with built-in privacy screens

HP, 3M team up for laptops with built-in privacy screens

HP and 3M have partnered to produce business laptops with built-in privacy screens, the same sort of screens used at banks, hotels and other businesses to keep the contents on a monitor away from nosy people. These screens are available to purchase as independent items, but must be cut to fit an existing laptop’s display (or, perhaps, taped if you’re not concerned about style).

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Star Wars Battlefront beta extended to October 13

Star Wars Battlefront beta extended to October 13

Good news for Star Wars fans who didn't have the chance to play the Star Wars: Battlefront beta — or those who simply didn't get enough play time — over the weekend, as EA has decided to extend the testing period to Tuesday, October 13th. It seems all platforms the beta is available on, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, have been experiencing some server problems over the weekend, so EA and Battlefront developer DICE are looking to conduct some additional infrastructure tests before the game's debut on November 17th.

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Xbox Wireless Adapter brings Xbox controller to Windows 10 PCs and tablets

Xbox Wireless Adapter brings Xbox controller to Windows 10 PCs and tablets

Most PC gamers know that there are some game types that are easier to play using the mouse and keyboard and there are others that are better played with a game controller. For instance FPS games are better with mouse and keyboard, while racing games are better with a gamepad. Windows 10 PC gamers who want to play their favorite games using the controller from an Xbox will be able to do that soon.

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ASUS unleashes a slew of souped up Windows 10 PCs for gamers

ASUS unleashes a slew of souped up Windows 10 PCs for gamers

Microsoft may have just revealed an interesting crew of Windows 10 devices, both in small and large sizes, but its brochure was marketed more for the common and productive folk. For those who desire a beefier machine meant to withstand the rigors of hardcore gaming, buyers will have to turn elsewhere. Luckily, ASUS just expanded its army of Republic of Gaming or ROG computers, catering to both desktop and laptop gamers alike, combining the muscle of the sixth generation Intel processors with the newfound gaming powers of Windows 10.

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Acer reveals a new generation of Windows 10 powered PCs

Acer reveals a new generation of Windows 10 powered PCs

Microsoft has set the pace for Windows 10 devices when it unveiled the new Surface Pro 4 and the surprising Surface Book and now OEMs are picking up the beat. While it might be a bit hard to outdo the media flurry that the Surface Book kicked up, PC manufacturers are nonetheless offering some interesting new choices as well. Acer's new Aspire R 14 convertible and its slightly portable Aspire Z3-700 all-in-one today take the stage at Taipei to show off the company's vision for Windows 10 computers.

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Review: Acer Aspire One Cloudbook Windows 10 laptop

Review: Acer Aspire One Cloudbook Windows 10 laptop

Not everyone needs or wants a powerful laptop. For many, a low cost and light design are miles ahead on their list of priorities over small boosts in performance -- if the laptop can surf the web, watch videos, and download music, what's there to complain about? Still, low cost notebooks aren't that easy to come by. Netbooks went away as fast as they arrived, and though there are many budget machines out there, many run Chrome OS. Enter Acer's new Aspire One Cloudbook.

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Microsoft’s Surface Pro 4 event wrap-up: The Apple War

Microsoft’s Surface Pro 4 event wrap-up: The Apple War

This week Microsoft became a computer company selling hardware - not just phones, not just tablets, but laptops, too. Today we're running down all the products we saw the company deliver to the public, including the Surface Pro 4, the Surface Book, a new Microsoft Band, and a couple of smartphones. Microsoft suggests that they're taking on Apple directly with these products - at least the Surface models vs Apple's laptops. Do they put their manufacturing where their mouth is, or do we need to wait to see how well the lot fares?

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HP Star Wars Special Edition is the Sith of notebooks

HP Star Wars Special Edition is the Sith of notebooks

Star Wars: The Force Awakens may still be several months out, but HP might have the limited-edition PC to tide over your sci-fi needs. The new HP Star Wars Special Edition notebook may have a Pavilion at its core, but it's been thoroughly customized with external graphics, accessories, and a whole catalog of digital content.

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Three things to know about the Acer Aspire Switch 10 Special

Three things to know about the Acer Aspire Switch 10 Special

Acer has a new Switch laptop in its catalog, and it features an extra durable display thanks to the inclusion of Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The machine is a hybrid — the display pops free of the hinged keyboard for extra portability whenever you’d like. We recently reviewed the laptop in full, but if you haven’t gotten the chance to read it yet, we’ve got the top three things you need to know about the convertible notebook.

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HP’s ENVY Curved All-in-One is 34-inches of awesome

HP’s ENVY Curved All-in-One is 34-inches of awesome

There's nothing quite like a 34-inch, super-widescreen, curved All-in-One PC to grab your attention. Expect guests to give you half of their attention - at most - if you bring HP's new ENVY Curved All-in-One into your home. The broad Windows 10 desktop has a 2,000 mm curved radius, and with WQHD+ resolution can easily put two regularly-sized windows side-by-side.

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