Amazon's Prime Day is here in full force, and there are some great deals if you're looking to buy a new laptop for yourself.
Amazon Prime Day is one of the best times of the year for those wanting to buy new technology for their lives. It's a time of massive sales on many products, which naturally makes it enticing to upgrade your setup. That, of course, includes laptops, many of which also tend to get discounted around this time. While desktop PC users can take advantage of the best Prime Day deals on CPUs and GPUs or buy themselves a monitor for cheaper, there's a good chance you're looking for a laptop instead.
Get 13th-gen Intel processors and RTX graphics for just $1,105.
Creators looking for a lightweight laptop should check out this Prime Day deal on the HP Pavilion Plus. Amazon has discounted the latest model of HP's creator-oriented laptop by over $150, bringing the price down to just $1,105, which gets you powerful performance with a 13th-gen Intel Core i7 processor and Nvidia GeForce RTX 2050, giving you all the performance you need for day-to-day tasks, but also for editing photos and video.
One of the best laptops of the year can be yours for its lowest price ever.
If you've been waiting for a good opportunity to grab one of the best laptops of the year, Prime Day is the time to do it. The 16-inch Samsung Galaxy Book 3 Pro is seeing a massive $370 discount to just $1,199.99, the lowest price we've seen yet for this machine. It's an absolutely fantastic laptop in almost every way, with the latest Intel processor and a beautiful AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate that will make any content look fantastic. There's never been a better time to grab one of these, so you'll want to act fast.
Need a way to listen to music on your new phone? These are the best headphones for the Samsung Galaxy S22 family, both wired and wireless.
We all love listening to music on our phones, and while the Samsung Galaxy S22 series comes with a solid set of speakers, you don't want to be the kind of person blasting your songs for everyone to hear (trust us). That means you're going to need headphones, and I'm here to help. I've rounded up the best headphones you can buy for any phone in the Samsung Galaxy S22 series.
Lenovo's latest budget convertible comes with solid performance and battery life wrapped in a design that features some premium elements.
The Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5i is one of the company's latest endeavors in making an affordable convertible laptop, and it checks all the boxes you'd expect. The 13th-generation Intel processors are fast and efficient in delivering great battery life, and the screen is decent, if not overly impressive. It also has a nice design, with an aluminum top shell that makes it feel more premium than it actually is.
The Alienware x16 is powerful enough to run all your games, with plenty of RGB to show them off.
Alienware is one of the biggest brands when it comes to gaming laptops (and desktops), and for good reason. The brand, owned by Dell, has built up quite a reputation for delivering powerful performance and featuring an instantly recognizable design language. Although, Alienware laptops, like many gaming laptops, are known for being unwieldy. The Alienware X series in 2023 is meant to take things even further by packing powerful performance into a more compact chassis.
You're going to see a lot of deals on laptops for Prime Day, but does that mean you should take them? Here's what you need to know.
Amazon Prime Day is just around the corner, running from July 11–12, along with competing events from other retailers. It's a time of great deals and sales, but it's also a time when, more than ever, you'll find yourself tempted to upgrade your current laptop. But not every deal is a good deal.
Microsoft wants to use a web-based app to replace the Mail app in Windows 11, but it will take away what makes the current app good.
For the past few years, we've been hearing about a unified Outlook client for Windows desktops, and we finally started seeing it last year, when it entered preview for Microsoft 365 Insiders (formerly Office Insiders). Microsoft plans to replace both the full-fledged Outlook app and the built-in Mail app in Windows 11 with a web-based alternative, which the company has been taking its time to build up. While that may seem like a good thing, I believe that this update, based on the previews we've gotten to try, will just make Windows 11 worse for touchscreens — an area where Microsoft already struggles somewhat.
Voice access makes it easier to use your Windows 11 PC using just your voice. Here's how to set up this feature.
Technology is getting more accessible as time goes on, and Microsoft has made accessibility a big point of many of its products. Products like the Xbox Adaptive Controller or the Surface Adaptive Kit help all kinds of users make the most of their devices. And on the software front, Microsoft recently added a big feature to Windows 11: voice access, which made its debut with Windows 11 version 22H2.
The Dell XPS 13 for 2022 is a great premium laptop, but with some accessories, you can make it even better. Here are our recommendations.
Dell's XPS 13 has long been one of the best laptops you can buy each year, and for 2022, the lineup got quite a refresh. The 2022 Dell XPS 13 comes with a whole new design and colors, plus it has Intel's 12th-generation processors, promising more performance but also more efficiency. But as good as a laptop can be, there are always ways to make it better. Accessories can go a long way in making the Dell XPS 13 work just right for you, whether you need more displays or want to use other peripherals to make things more comfortable. To help you find what you need, we've rounded up a wide range of accessories in various categories, so you can make the Dell XPS 13 (2022) work better for you.
Windows Copilot is finally making its debut for Windows Insiders, giving us a first look at AI in Windows 11.
It's taken some time, but Windows Copilot is finally available for Windows Insiders to try starting today. Microsoft is rolling out Windows 11 build 23493 to Insiders in the Dev channel, and the headlining feature is the introduction of the company's new AI assistant, simply called Copilot. We've seen Copilot used for Microsoft 365 and GitHub, but this is the most widespread implementation of it yet. The new build includes a lot more changes, too.
While we wait for Copilot, an unofficial Clippy app has launched for Windows 11, bringing ChatGPT-like features to your desktop.
Remember Clippy? The assistant found in Microsoft Office in the late 90s and early 2000s is making a return, albeit unofficially, with a new app for Windows 11. The new Clippy app brings the idea of a smart assistant to the modern era thanks to the power of AI, specifically leveraging OpenAI's GPT 3.5 large language model.
Stardock's latest customization tool for Windows 11 aims to bring your desktop to life with animated backgrounds.
Stardock is launching yet another customization tool for Windows 11 today. With tools like WindowBlinds and Groupy 2 under its belt, Stardock has just announced DeskScapes 11, an app for finding and managing Windows 11 wallpapers. It's more than that, though, because it also supports animated wallpapers, something Windows 11 can't do.
Fortnite is a wildly popular game, and if you or a loved one wants to be able to play it, these are the best laptops to do it at different prices.
Few games get to become as much of a cultural phenomenon as Fortnite has. Initially released all the way back in 2017, the game blew up to tremendous proportions and popularized the battle royale genre, but in the years since then, it's grown beyond just a game. Many consider it a social platform, and even concerts have been hosted inside the game, allowing players to come together in unique ways. Even in 2023, Fortnite is still hugely popular, and there's a good chance that you or your kids want to play it.
Like most business laptops, the HP EliteBook 840 G10 lets you upgrade the included storage. Here's how to do it yourself.
Business laptops are known for many things, but one of the most important is their serviceability and upgradability. Businesses want laptops to last as long as possible with lower costs, so being able to upgrade specific parts of a laptop without buying a whole new one is a big deal. The HP EliteBook 840 G10 is no exception, and it's a great example of a laptop that, despite being compact, gives you room for upgrades down the line, with both the RAM and storage being upgradeable.
The Razer Blade 16 is a powerful gaming laptop, but you can still make it even better for you with all kinds of accessories.
Razer makes some of the most popular gaming laptops in the world, and it's arguably made one of the best with the Razer Blade 16. It's a lot thicker than previous models, but the Blade 16 also packs an unprecedented amount of power for a Razer laptop, and it still manages to be decently portable compared to similarly powerful laptops. But as good as it is, the Razer Blade 16 can still be made even better by using accessories.
The Razer Blade 16 is a powerful laptop with plenty of ports, but if you want to add some more, these docking stations can help you do just that.
Gaming laptops like the Razer Blade 16 are usually among some of the best when it comes to connectivity. There's a good chance you'll want to use some peripherals with gaming laptops, so having a good supply of ports tends to be pretty important. The Razer Blade 16 lives up to that expectation, but even if you have a good supply of ports, a docking station can be useful.
If you're looking for your next gaming rig to take with you anywhere, these are the best gaming laptops you can buy right now.
Gaming is one of the most popular forms of entertainment in the world, and for many of us, it's also the best one. But unlike many other forms of entertainment, gaming requires specific and often expensive hardware to enjoy. Even among the best laptops on the market, it can be hard to find something good enough for gaming, and when you're spending upwards of $1,000, you want to make sure you're getting something that's just right for you. To help you out, we've rounded up some of the best gaming laptops you can buy today, so you can rest assured you're making a good purchase.
The HP EliteBook 840 G10 is a compact business laptop, but repairability is still a big deal, and you can install more RAM if you want to. Here's how.
Rapirability and upgradeability are a big part of why you might buy a business laptop. It's important to be able to keep a device active for as long as possible and reduce investment costs in new hardware. That's why being able to upgrade the RAM inside a laptop is a big deal, as it can greatly extend the longevity of said laptop. The HP EliteBook 840 G10 is a great example of a laptop that lets you upgrade the RAM after the fact.
If you want to extend the battery life of your laptop, there are a few Windows 11 settings you can change to help with that.
We all want our laptops to last as long as possible without having to be plugged in — after all, that's the whole point of a laptop. While there are many things you can do to extend the battery life of your laptop, such as disabling startup tasks to prevent additional battery consumption. But Windows 11 also comes with a "battery saver" feature that helps you extend the battery life of you're laptop, particularly when it's running low. There are also various settings you can change to help improve battery life on your PC.