Mark Hachman

Senior Editor

As PCWorld's senior editor, Mark focuses on Microsoft news and chip technology, among other beats. He has formerly written for PCMag, BYTE, Slashdot, eWEEK, and ReadWrite.

Chromebooks versus Windows laptops: Which should you buy?
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Chromebooks versus Windows laptops: Which should you buy?

Should you buy a Chromebook or a Windows laptop? They're similar in some ways, and in others, fundamentally different. We help you decide.

Windows 95 is now downloadable as a nostalgic 'app'

Windows 95 is now downloadable as a nostalgic 'app'

Windows 95 has been rewritten as a free, Electron app for Windows, Mac, and Linux. Try it for yourself!

AMD's 'Raven Ridge' APU designer points to power as its next advantage

AMD's 'Raven Ridge' APU designer points to power as its next advantage

PCWorld sits down with Dan Bouvier, the architect behind its Raven Ridge integrated CPU, to find out what's coming next.

Huawei Matebook X Pro review: A few cut corners diminish this otherwise great laptop's value

Huawei Matebook X Pro review: A few cut corners diminish this otherwise great laptop's value

Average performance and battery life are the two knocks on the Huawei Matebook X Pro, but a great display, audio, discrete graphics and an included USB-C hub elevate it among the top thin-and-light contenders we've tested.

Solving Spectre and Meltdown may ultimately require an entirely new type of processor
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Solving Spectre and Meltdown may ultimately require an entirely new type of processor

Panelists at the Hot Chips conference debate short- and long-term solutions to Spectre and Meltdown, the two side-channel attacks that leveraged the speculative execution techniques of many modern microprocessors.

ARM challenges Intel in PCs with Deimos and Hercules chips

ARM challenges Intel in PCs with Deimos and Hercules chips

ARM unveils an early look at its roadmap through 2020 for PC processors, which the company claims could challenge Intel in performance.

Foreshadow attacks Intel CPUs with Spectre-like tactics (but you're probably safe)
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Foreshadow attacks Intel CPUs with Spectre-like tactics (but you're probably safe)

Intel introduces L1TF or Foreshadow, a new speculative execution attack like Spectre and Meltdown, which targets SGX instructions on Intel's Core chips.

The Campfire caveat: Why cheap Chromebooks running Windows will benefit Google, not you

The Campfire caveat: Why cheap Chromebooks running Windows will benefit Google, not you

Google's Campfire would reportedly allow Chromebooks to dual-boot with Windows. But only Google will benefit from demonstrating how poorly Windows runs on low-end hardware.

Intel's Whiskey Lake notebook chips will offer big turbo boosts to get you to upgrade

Intel's Whiskey Lake notebook chips will offer big turbo boosts to get you to upgrade

A leak from HP has revealed that there will be one key difference between Intel's Kaby Lake-R chips and the upcoming Whiskey Lake notebook processors.

Microsoft's decision to rejoin Movies Anywhere is a single step toward regaining consumer trust

Microsoft's decision to rejoin Movies Anywhere is a single step toward regaining consumer trust

Movies Anywhere allows you to buy movies on services like Google Play and watch them within Windows 10's Movies & TV app. Microsoft's decision is an overdue one, but a step toward regaining consumer trust.

Microsoft Surface Go review: This affordable little Windows 10 S tablet is a PC when you need it
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Microsoft Surface Go review: This affordable little Windows 10 S tablet is a PC when you need it

The Microsoft Surface Go tablet doesn't impress on paper, but its affordable price makes it worth considering if you want a lightweight option that doesn't break the bank. We've updated our review after switching to the Windows 10...

Asus NovaGo review: The promise and the problems with the Always Connected PC
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Asus NovaGo review: The promise and the problems with the Always Connected PC

The Asus NovaGo is one of the first Always Connected PCs that uses Qualcomm's Snapdragon processor. But its problems include bugs, app limitations, and the constraints of Windows 10 S.

Intel says it will finally have 10nm PC processors by holiday 2019
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Intel says it will finally have 10nm PC processors by holiday 2019

Intel reported record revenue and even a better-than-expected forecast, but PC builders better get used to the 14nm Whiskey Lake parts.

How Microsoft will stop autoplay videos in Microsoft Edge

How Microsoft will stop autoplay videos in Microsoft Edge

Here's how to stop videos from autoplaying within Microsoft Edge, within the beta version of Edge that should be rolling out to all Windows 10 users this fall.

Costco's Surface Go bundle offers a better low-end option than Microsoft does

Costco's Surface Go bundle offers a better low-end option than Microsoft does

Costco's Surface Go bundle makes a better entry-level option than Microsoft's doubling the storage amount and adding a Type Cover for just $20 more.

Microsoft's pledge to win back the consumer needs to be more than just words

Microsoft's pledge to win back the consumer needs to be more than just words

At the Inspire conference this week, Microsoft's Yusuf Mehdi told attendees that it wants to win back consumers. But to do so will require new products and services, not just marketing.

Virtual reality giants unveil VirtualLink as a standardized cable that may simplify VR rigs

Virtual reality giants unveil VirtualLink as a standardized cable that may simplify VR rigs

Oculus, Valve, AMD, and Microsoft have backed VirtualLink, a new VR display consortium that will use USB-C as a standardized interface for VR devices.

The PC market actually grew in Q2 2018, thanks to business PCs

The PC market actually grew in Q2 2018, thanks to business PCs

Both IDC and Gartner confirm that the worldwide PC market reported its best quarter in years, driven by sales of commercial PCs and some gaming systems.

Want more control over autoplay video? Windows Insider Build 17713 tries that and much more

Want more control over autoplay video? Windows Insider Build 17713 tries that and much more

Windows 10's new Insider build doesn't add that much for consumers, but features like the ability to control autoplaying video on a per-site basis makes up for it.

Microsoft's $399, 10-inch Surface Go rethinks the Windows tablet for consumers
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Microsoft's $399, 10-inch Surface Go rethinks the Windows tablet for consumers

Microsoft unveils the Surface Go: a 10-inch Surface tablet priced to attract the everyday user at $399, alongside an updated Surface Mobile Mouse and pen. Just don't expect too much in terms of performance.

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