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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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Far Cry Primal trailer reveals mammoth-sized action

Far Cry Primal trailer reveals mammoth-sized action

After a brief teaser period Ubisoft has revealed the next Far Cry series franchise jump-off point: Far Cry Primal. This game takes what the Far Cry series has been about thus far - high-end physics, animal interaction, weapons, and excitement, and packs it in to the ancient land of the Stone Age. You are the "last survivor of your hunting group," and will battle saber-toothed tigers, mammoths, and everything in-between to "conquer the land of Oros and become the Apex Predator."

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VAIO Z Canvas convertible PC now available in US

VAIO Z Canvas convertible PC now available in US

The VAIO Z Canvas convertible laptop is now available in the United States. We’ve previously reported on this laptop a couple times; it features a tablet portion and a matching keyboard, and is aimed at the creative users out there — those with demanding needs who require a precise stylus and high quality display, among other things. VAIO Corporation first showcased a prototype of the convertible at the Adobe MAX conference in 2014.

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Review: Acer Aspire Switch 10 Special Edition — a small hybrid laptop

Review: Acer Aspire Switch 10 Special Edition — a small hybrid laptop

Convertible laptops have come a long way in the past couple years, deviating from the original floppy hingeless designs that are still too common in favor of a hinged, sturdy keyboard. This allows the same portability of a snap-free display while also functioning just as well as a regularly hinged laptop. Acer, as we’ve seen in the past, has embraced the hinged-convertible design, and it has demonstrated this yet again with its Acer Aspire Switch 10 Special Edition.

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LG Gram laptop looks to topple MacBook Air from ultra-light throne

LG Gram laptop looks to topple MacBook Air from ultra-light throne

LG has just announced its first line of laptops to come to the US, and they're aiming one rival in particular: Apple's MacBook Air. Dubbed the LG Gram as a nod to just light it is, the 14-inch laptop weighs only 2.16 pounds, less than the 11-inch MacBook Air. It's shipping with Windows 10, and even better is that it has Microsoft's "Signature Series" label, which means it comes with just the pure OS and no 3rd-party bloatware.

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