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Changes are Coming But Without A Blog
Sometime in June, About.com will be changing the look and feel of the various sites on the network including the PC Hardware / Reviews site. The blog that was the ...

Best Laptop PCs for Under $500
Normally summer is when a lot of companies refresh their budget laptop lineups in preparations for the back to school sales. This year it looks like the companies ...

Toshiba Refines Old Design With New AMD Quad Core CPU
Image Courtesy ToshibaAn easy way for a company to produce a new low cost laptop is to essentially take an existing design and tweak it. This is exactly what Toshiba ...

A Compact Laptop Using AMD's New Low Power Quad Core CPU
Image Courtesy MSI Computer Corp.It is interesting to see a large number of laptops being released with AMD's new low voltage mobile processors but it is surprising ...

Lenovo's Powerful $500 14-inch Laptop
Image Courtesy LenovoOne of the reasons that computer sales have been lagging lately is that many people find that their old computers are good enough. This is also ...

HP's $500 Laptop With Windows 7
Image Courtesy HP Inc.Let's face it, consumers just did not find Windows 8 that appealing. There are a large number of consumers out there that would rather have ...

Gateway Adds A Touchscreen To Its Low Cost 15-inch Laptop
Image Courtesy GatewayGateway has very much focused on the low end of the computer pricing for many years. Touchscreens were originally destined for the most expensive ...

Dell's Slightly Older Low Cost 15-inch Touch Laptop
Image Courtesy DellDell has redefined their consumer laptop lineup in the past year and with that came a number of updates. This includes a revamp of their 3000 ...

A Quad Core 15-inch Laptop For $400
Budget class laptops generally do not see many major advancements in terms of features. Quad core processing can greatly benefit some applications and are generally ...

A Laptop With Some Unique Features For Its Low Cost
Image Courtesy AcerFinding a laptop for under $500 is not a big deal these days. With the competition from tablets, more and more companies are looking to produce ...

Michael Kors Access Sofie review: The prettiest Android wearable yet
The Access Sofie is a beautiful and functional piece of jewelry. It's not as spec-laden as its competition, but it's just as compelling.

Microsoft Modern Keyboard review: The sleek design and fingerprint scanner will cost you
Ben Patterson
Microsoft’s sleek, elegant Modern Keyboard looks as good as its feels, with pleasingly clickable keys, a bevy of dedicated Windows keys and an ace up its sleeve: ...

Logitech MK850 Performance review: A quiet, comfy keyboard that needs more snap
Ben Patterson
The Logitech MK850 clearly aims to be your go-to keyboard and mouse for your desktop, phone, and tablet. With its roomy, ergonomically minded design, the keyboard ...

Windows 10 S review: Microsoft's OS for students is hard to love
Mark Hachman
Microsoft’s Windows 10 S is what happens when a once-easygoing operating system has kids and turns into a helicopter parent. Windows 10 S, a locked-down version ...

Galaxy Note 8 review: Don't call it a comeback, call it the phone of the year
Michael Simon
No one would have blamed Samsung if the Note 8 were never released. After a global recall halted sales of the Note 7 in their tracks, some execs at Samsung probably ...

Astell&Kern AK XB10 Bluetooth DAC and amp review: Wireless, hi-res audio for any headphones
Theo Nicolakis
You don't need new headphones to benefit from Qualcomm's aptX HD codec.

Echogear Outlet Shelf review: A brilliant, if not always practical, shelving idea
Michael Brown
You’re plugging stuff in that outlet, so why not make use of the space around it?

Nonda USB-C HDMI review: Foldable adapter offers a well-made travel option
Glenn Fleishman
If you need to carry a USB-C adapter for HDMI output, Nonda’s foldable one is the best.

Best mouse pads for gaming or business
Daniel Starkey
A great mouse pad is a must for gamers, reducing wear on wrists during hours of intensive play. They've evolved from the humble mouse pads of the 1990s to larger ...

Yamaha YAS-107 soundbar review: This speaker delivers plenty of bang for the buck
Theo Nicolakis
Highly intelligible dialog and great overall performance make Yamaha's sound bar a top performer in its price class.

Michael Kors Access Sofie review: A polished piece of connected jewelry
Florence Ion
Wearables aren’t quite the hot commodity they used to be—but at least the Michael Kors Sofie, an Android Wear 2.0 watch from the eponymous fashion house, ...

Lenovo's Superfish bloatware scandal reveals a sneaky tactic we thought Microsoft had started
Mark Hachman
As Lenovo resolves the Superfish bloatware scandal from 2015, a surprising detail has emerged from the fine print of the settlement. Consumers who bought Lenovo ...

Microsoft Modern Keyboard review: The sleek design and fingerprint scanner will cost you
Ben Patterson
Microsoft’s sleek, elegant Modern Keyboard looks as good as its feels, with pleasingly clickable keys, a bevy of dedicated Windows keys and an ace up its sleeve: ...

Logitech MK850 Performance review: A quiet, comfy keyboard that needs more snap
Ben Patterson
The Logitech MK850 clearly aims to be your go-to keyboard and mouse for your desktop, phone, and tablet. With its roomy, ergonomically minded design, the keyboard ...

Windows 10 S review: Microsoft's OS for students is hard to love
Mark Hachman
Microsoft’s Windows 10 S is what happens when a once-easygoing operating system has kids and turns into a helicopter parent. Windows 10 S, a locked-down version ...

Amazon is selling a two-bay Netgear NAS box for less than $200 today
Ian Paul
If you’re ready to beef up your home network, Amazon has a good deal on a two-bay network attached storage device. For $191.20, you can get Netgear’s ReadyNAS ...

Gigabyte unleashes the smallest GTX 1080 ever to battle Radeon Vega Nano
Brad Chacos
Bigger is usually better in the world of graphics cards, but these days, plenty of people want plus-sized power in fun-sized packages. Enter Gigabyte’s GeForce ...

Galaxy Note 8 vs. LG G6: Can Samsung beat LG for the camera phone crown?
Adam Patrick Murray
Hot off the presses is the Galaxy Note 8, Samsung’s latest flagship phone, and it sports a dual camera system—a first for Samsung. The Galaxy S8, released ...

Tested: Galaxy Note 8 Live Focus vs iPhone 7 Plus Portrait Mode
Adam Patrick Murray
The Galaxy Note 8 is the first Samsung phone to feature a dual lens camera system. Similar to Apple’s iPhone 7 Plus, it includes a telephoto lens paired with ...

Galaxy Note 8 review: Don't call it a comeback, call it the phone of the year
Michael Simon
No one would have blamed Samsung if the Note 8 were never released. After a global recall halted sales of the Note 7 in their tracks, some execs at Samsung probably ...

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