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HP Omen 15 (2017) review: A good laptop that made some bad decisions

The 2017 HP Omen 15 is a strong all-around gaming laptop option, but choose your configuration carefully.

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Dell is selling a 24-inch 1440p G-Sync monitor for less than $400 today

Dell's S2417DG is just $380 right now, which is the best price you'll find for this G-Sync monitor.

FAQ: Microsoft monkeys with Windows 10 support – again

Microsoft unveiled a slew of changes to Windows 10 support, acknowledging that its rapid development-and-release tempo is still being resisted by enterprises.

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How to check your PC's CPU temperature

Is your PC's processor too hot? Here's how to monitor your computer's CPU temperature, and lower it if needed.

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PCWorld's February Digital Magazine: Meltdown and Spectre security flaws

Enjoy the best of PCWorld.com in a curated Digital Magazine for Android and iOS.

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The Full Nerd episode 40: How to survive the graphics card pricing crisis

In this episode of The Full Nerd, we dive deep into the why's, how's, and what-to-do's of the graphics card pricing crisis.

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Best gaming PC deals: Desktops that offer better value than DIY

Need a new gaming PC? Avoid astronomical component prices by skipping the DIY route and buying one of these pre-built desktop systems instead.

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Best Buy is selling an 8TB external hard drive for $160 again

Best Buy is selling WD's 8TB easystore drive for $20 less than Amazon right now.

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Windows 10 update (and retirement) calendar: Mark these dates

Microsoft is releasing new versions of Windows 10 on a set schedule – and just as regularly retiring older versions from support. Here are all the dates you need to know about through Windows 7's retirement in 2020.

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Windows by the numbers: Windows 10 posts strongest share gains since mid-2016

Migration watch: Windows 10's share of all Windows PCs is now expected to exceed Windows 7's by September 2018. Even so, large numbers of users will still be using the older OS when support ends in two years.

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Open source turns 20: How Linux, Raspberry Pi, Chromium and more are influencing PCs

It's been 20 years since the term open source was coined by the Open Source Initiative, and computers haven't been the same since.

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Staples has 12 duster cans for $40

Normally $80, this pack of duster cans will keep your PC and other electronics clean for months.

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The $799 Surface Laptop makes Microsoft's sleek MacBook Air rival more affordable

Microsoft's new Surface Laptop and Surface Book 2 models slash starting prices by hundreds of dollars.

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Five Chromebook hacks that give your laptop surprising new talents

Chromebook hacks help your laptop break out of its browser-based routine and learn some new skills. Try these tweaks and additions to turn your Chromebook into an indispensable tool.

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You can get a gaming PC for the price of its graphics card alone

Right now, Dell is selling its XPS 8930 VR for $882—which is the current retail price of the GTX 1070 inside it.

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How to build a powerful, portable mini-ITX Ryzen gaming PC

Here's how to build a powerful, 6-core mini-ITX Ryzen gaming PC that you can tuck under your arm for a LAN party.

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Lenovo Yoga 920 review: 8th-gen Core i7 power in a gorgeous—but pricey—2-in-1 shell

Lenovo’s quad-core, Kaby Lake Refresh-powered Yoga 920 cuts a fine figure as it chews up laptop performance benchmarks, but we can think of at least one competing 2-in-1 that we believe is a better value.

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Amazon has a Raspberry Pi 3 retro gaming kit for $65

Right now, getting a fix of classic gaming is $10 cheaper.

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Don't build a gaming PC right now. Buying one premade can save you hundreds of dollars

It's much cheaper to buy a premade gaming PC than building your own computer, thanks to surging memory and graphics card prices.

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Intel's plan to fix Meltdown in silicon raises more questions than answers

Intel told investors it will ship silicon that patches Spectre and Meltdown in hardware, while reporting record revenue for the fourth quarter of 2017. But Intel's statements leave us with more questions than answers.

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