All Articles by Simon Sage

Experiencing Razer's Project Ariana at CES 2017

Razer announced a far-out concept at CES 2017: a projector that expands the view of your screen beyond the screen, and across your room, keyboard, mouse, and even light bulbs.

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Upcoming USB accessories add Windows Hello capabilities to any PC

Want to get the most out of Windows Hello, but your PC doesn't have a fingerprint scanner or infrared camera? Check out these accessories revealed at Computex 2016.

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Hands-on with Gigabyte Aero 14: An ultrabook for gamers

At 19.9mm thick and weighing under 2 kg, the Gigabyte Aero 14 is gunning for gamers who want a laptop that's actually portable.

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Hands-on with MSI's Titan SLI gaming laptops, the GT83 and GT73

We're getting up close and personal with the newly announced MSI GT83 and GT73.

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MSI's next gaming PC is a backpack built for VR players

Tired of negotiating VR cables running to your PC? Why not just carry your PC with you?

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ASUS ROG GX800 hands-on: A next-gen water-cooled gaming beast

The Republic of Gamers has expanded their dominion in the realm of high-powered, water-cooled gaming laptops with the GX800. We take a closer look at this behemoth unveiled at Computex 2016.

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Where to buy Sphero BB-8, the Star Wars droid toy

Here are the retail outlets currently offering the Sphero BB-8, the adorable toy based on the droid from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. These babies are tough to find, but with any luck, one of these places will have them in stock.

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A tour of the Windows 10 taskbar and what its icons do

The taskbar really is where all the action in Windows 10 happens. Here's a full tour of every little icon and how this hub of activity behaves.

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How to import your media library into iTunes on Windows 10

So you've got a fresh install of Windows and your first stop is making sure your media library is taken care of. Here's the quick and easy way of getting the latest version of iTunes installed.

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How to upgrade to Windows 10 over USB

These easy-to-follow instructions will help you install Windows 10 by simply using a USB flash drive.

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The best Windows gadgets of the week for July 5

We're testing the waters with a new series on connected devices and accessories that play nice with your Windows gear.

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Should you buy the ASUS ZenBook UX305?

If you're in the market for a stylish ultrabook but are on a tight budget, the ASUS ZenBook UX305 is a laptop worth looking into.

The UX305 has earned high marks for its build quality, slim profile, and its reasonable pricetag. Let's dig into some reviews and see if it's worth your personal investment. On top of pro reviews, we'll also be hearing from the Windows Central community in the comments about their first-hand experiences with this laptop.

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Five great gaming laptops

Gamers on the go will want to check out these powerful laptops.

Consoles are far from the end-all be-all of gaming, and these laptops have the power to prove it. The latest graphics cards, giant displays, a wealth of inputs, and tailor-built keyboards are all expectations when it comes to machines of this caliber. Be warned: these laptops are bulky, power-hungry, and not cheap. On the upside, they'll offer almost all of the enjoyment you'd get out of a standard desktop gaming rig while you're out and about.

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Five great Toshiba laptops

Take a look at these fine Toshiba laptops.

If you're on the hunt for a good Toshiba laptop, we've got a handful gathered up here. There's a little something for business users, gamers, and anyone regularly on the move.

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Should you buy the Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro?

The Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro looks like a fine convertible laptop, but what do the reviews say?

If you're on the fence about picking up the Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro, we're here to help you out. Take a look at these expert and community reviews of the slim convertible laptop, and get a general feel for what it has to offer.

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Should you buy the Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon?

The Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon is a fine laptop, but should you get it?

We've had some time with the Thinkpad X1 Carbon and are amply impressed, but when it comes to making a final purchasing decision, we want to provide you guys with a broad range of reviews. Here you'll find a quick run-down of what the Thinkpad X1 Carbon costs, what the critics have to say about it, and what owners in our community have experienced. Despite the whole Superfish fiasco, Lenovo still makes a mean laptop.

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Should you buy the Dell XPS 13?

Is the Dell XPS 13 the right laptop for you? Check out these reviews to find out.

It's been a few months since Dan has given his hands-on with the Dell XPS 13, and lots of other owners have weighed in with their opinions. We're rounding up critic opinions and giving a brief tour of the Windows laptop so folks considering a purchase can get a comprehensive perspective on whether or not it's the right move for them. Of course, we welcome existing owners to sound off in the comments with their own experiences as well.

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Five great HP laptops

HP makes great laptops; here are just a few!

We're digging into each laptop manufacturer to see their top laptops, and now we're looking at HP. They've got a long history in electronics, and their latest breed of laptops are impressive. You'll find a little something for road warriors, businesspeople, gamers, and modest, everyday users.

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Five of the hottest Windows laptops available right now

These are some of the fastest, sexiest Windows laptops you can get your hands on right now.

Budget and practicality be damned, you want the best laptop out there. We're showcasing some of the most eye-popping, top-of-the-line laptops currently available. A lot of these high performers will be perfect for gamers, but others aim to stay reasonably powerful while remaining insanely thin.

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Five laptops ready for work

We've got a selection of laptops here that are perfect for the workplace.

Often work will require you to hit the road, and though business-oriented tablets may suffice in some instances, there's no substitute for a proper laptop. Laptops that are secure, rugged, and long on battery life are vital to getting things done.

Laptops make fine desktop computer replacements too, most offering enough horsepower to handle day-to-day tasks. Combined with a second monitor and full-sized keyboard, laptops can create fine working stations.

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