Posts From João Carrasqueira

João Carrasqueira
João Carrasqueira

Editor at XDA Computing. I've been covering the world of technology since 2018, but I've loved the field for a lot longer. And I have a weird affinity for Nintendo videogames, which I'm always happy to talk about.

HP Spectre x360 13.5 (2022) vs MacBook Air: What’s the best premium laptop?

HP just recently launched the Spectre x360 2022 models, roughly one and a half years since the last refresh. In addition to an upgraded Spectre x360 16, the lineup includes the new HP Spectre x360 13.5, a successor to the Spectre x360 14. We've usually considered this to be one of the best laptops around,...

Does the HP Spectre x360 (2022) have good battery life?

HP has refreshed the Spectre x360 lineup for 2022, and with it came some big changes. The 13.5-inch model got a brand-new design, a new webcam, and upgraded processors, while the bigger 16-inch version mostly focused on processor upgrades. One thing that didn't change, though, was the battery inside each of these models, which begs...

The best docking stations for the HP Spectre x360 (2022)

The HP Spectre x360 2022 models are a pair of fantastic laptops, packing the latest high-end specs in a chassis that looks and feels premium. With many premium laptops these days, you often get a limited setup of ports, but these two actually have a decent range of them. Still, if you have a complex...

Can I replace the battery in the HP Elite Dragonfly G3?

The HP Elite Dragonfly G3 is a premium business laptop, and it's looking to be one of the best ones around. It has powerful Intel processors, a great 3:2 display, and one of the best webcams on a laptop. Business laptops are often known for their repairability and upgradeability, but being a premium lightweight laptop...

Can I replace the battery in the HP Spectre x360 (2022)?

HP recently launched the refreshed Spectre x360 family for 2022, and with it come new specs, a new design, and other improvements on what was already one of HP's best laptops. While it's a very new product right now, at some point, the battery will start showing signs of wear, and you might want to...

Can I upgrade the RAM and storage in the HP Spectre x360?

HP recently refreshed the Spectre x360 family with the new Spectre x360 13.5 and x360 16. These are both fantastic laptops aimed at the premium segment, though they have different audiences based on their specs. Regardless, they're both expensive laptops, and if you're buying one, you may want to save money on RAM or storage...

What configurations of the HP Spectre x360 (2022) are available?

HP just recently announced the 2022 refresh of the HP Spectre x360, including a new 13.5-inch and 16-inch model. Both of them are worthy of ranking among the best laptops of the year, but they do it for different reasons. Sure, they have the same premium design, but the display and internal specs are very...

The best monitors you can get for the HP Spectre x360 (2022)

HP recently refreshed the Spectre x360 lineup for 2022, introducing the new Spectre x360 13.5 and the refreshed Spectre x360 16. Both of these are great laptops, with premium designs, high-end specs, and great displays. But as great as a laptop display can be, it's still just one screen, and even on the 16-inch model,...

LG has a new 48-inch OLED gaming monitor, and one with DisplayHDR 1000

LG has announced three new UltraGear monitors aimed at the gaming market, including its first-ever OLED gaming monitor, the UltraGear 48GQ900. Along with that, there are two more reasonable-sized IPS monitors with higher refresh rates and more advanced HDR support. This will be launching in Japan this month, with other markets such as North America...

HP Spectre x360 13.5 (2022) vs Lenovo Yoga 9i: What’s the best convertible?

In 2022, we've seen companies introduce some of the best laptops they've ever made. Among those, HP recently introduced the 2022 refresh of the Spectre x360 13.5, formerly known as the Spectre x360 14. This is a brand-new design for HP's most premium convertible, and with it builds on what was already one of the...

Windows Server 2022 now supports WSL2 Linux distributions

Microsoft has announced that it's now possible to run Linux distributions based on WSL2 in Windows Server 2022. The change was rolled out with the latest cumulative, which brought the OS to build number 20348.740, though the change wasn't mentioned in the official changelog. Microsoft's Craig Loewen confirmed that support for WSL2 was added in...

These are the best convertible laptops to buy in 2022

When buying a laptop, there are a few form factors you can choose from. You can buy a typical clamshell laptop if you just want the basics, or go with a tablet and a detachable keyboard if portability is your number one priority. But then there's the best form factor a PC can have -...