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.

Razer refreshes the Blade lineup for 2022 with new CPUs and GPUs

It's CES time, and with it Razer is announcing the new 2022 versions of all its major Blade laptops - the Blade 14, 15, and 17. These new models come with refreshed internals across the board, including new processors from AMD (for the Blade 14) and Intel (for the Blade 15 and 17). There are...

AMD shows off Ryzen 7000 desktop processor with new AM5 platform

During its product premiere earlier today, AMD announced a ton of Ryzen and Radeon products for laptops and desktops. All the new processors launching in the next couple of months are based on Zen 3 or the new Zen 3+ cores, but AMD ended things off with a teaser for Zen 4, just as previously...

HP announces new AMD-powered ProBook and EliteBook G9 laptops

Ahead of CES 2022, HP has announced the latest update to the AMD-powered versions of the EliteBook and ProBook business laptops. HP is refreshing a good chunk of its lineup, including the EliteBook 805 and 605 G9 series, the ProBook 405 G9 series, and the Pro x360 G9. That covers all sorts of price points...

XDA Basics: How to download YouTube videos to your PC (or phone)

Normally, if you want to download a YouTube video, you have to be paying for YouTube Premium, and even then, you have to do it on your phone using the YouTube app. What if you want to watch a video on your computer later when you're not connected to the internet? We're here to show...

WSATools will let you backup your Android apps on Windows 11

WSATools, a fan-developed app for installing Android apps on Windows 11, will soon allow you to backup all your Android apps and restore them easily. This makes it easier to set up if you need to reinstall the Windows Subsystem for Android for whatever reason. If you don't know yet, Microsoft has been testing the ability...

XDA Basics: How to set up Windows Hello on your PC

Windows Hello is one of the coolest features introduced in Windows 10, and it allows you to unlock your PC using your fingerprint or your face. You can even use a USB security key this way. While biometric security wasn't completely new to laptops when Windows Hello rolled around, it became much more common after...

These are the best ASUS laptops you can buy in 2022

When buying a new laptop, the brand can be just as important as the advertised specs. Sure, you can have a look at the best laptops around and choose from those, but we all have preferences. Many of the more popular laptops are from companies like HP or Lenovo, but maybe you just happen to...

The first 10 things to do with your new Windows 11 PC

Whether it's a gift from a loved one or something you got for yourself, getting a new Windows PC is always exciting. There's always a bit of a rush using it for the first time, even if you're not a big computer guy like most of us here at XDA. But once you've turned on...

These are the best laptops with USB-C charging in 2022

Despite having a name like Universal Serial Bus, USB ports haven't always been that universal. With different sizes and capabilities for different devices, it was only when USB Type-C came around that we started getting closer to a truly universal connector. These days, pretty much every non-Apple smartphone comes with USB Type-C port for charging,...

AMD’s Zen 4 Ryzen processors will be unveiled at CES 2022

AMD is apparently set to reveal the next generation of Ryzen processors based on the Zen 4 architecture at the upcoming CES 2022, which is set to happen right at the start of the year despite most companies backing out of a physical attendance. The information was confirmed by AMD CTO Mark Papermaster in an...

Samsung announces PCIe 5 SSD with speeds up to 13,000 MB/s

Samsung has announced its first PCIe Gen 5 SSD for enterprise customers, the PM1743, which is also one of the first PCIe 5.0 SSDs in general. With the launch of Intel's Alder Lake desktop processors, PCIe Gen 5 is now available to the general public, and adoption is only going to increase as more processors...

These are the best cases for the Surface Pro X in 2022

The Surface Pro X is one of the most unique devices in Microsoft's lineup. For one thing, it's the only Windows PC Microsoft makes that's powered by ARM processors. That gives it benefits like instant wake, always-on connectivity, and more battery efficiency. It also has the more modern design among the Surface Pro line, plus...