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.

MacBook Pro 13 (2022): Release date, price, and everything you need to know

During its WWDC 2022 keynote, Apple introduced the Apple M2 chip, alongside the first two laptops to be powered by it. First, was the redesigned MacBook Air, featuring a new chassis, new colors, a taller display, and more. But the 13-inch MacBook Pro is also getting an upgrade for 2022, albeit it's a much smaller...

Dell Latitude 5430 vs HP EliteBook 840 G9: What’s the best business laptop?

We're not halfway through the year yet, but we've already seen a lot of laptops introduced so far, including a wide range of business laptops. Among these new laptops, Dell and HP have both introduced some high-profile devices of their own, and choosing one device isn't always easy. We're here to help, though, and in...

Can I replace the battery in the Dell Latitude 5430?

Buying a new laptop is a big investment, and we all want it to last as long as possible so we don't have to spend money on a new one. And truth be told, the best laptops you can buy today can perform well enough for a few years - the reason why you might...

HP Elite Dragonfly Chromebook: Release date, price, and everything else

HP's Elite Dragonfly laptops have quickly become some of the best laptops you can buy. After debuting just a few years ago, we've seen a second generation of the convertible, then the stellar Elite Dragonfly Max. And at CES 2022, HP introduced the third-generation Elite Dragonfly, but also, for the first time, the Elite Dragonfly...

HP Elite Dragonfly G3 vs ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 10: Battle of the business laptops

At CES 2022, many companies announced new laptops, upgrades, or refreshed versions of their laptops. Many of the laptops getting upgraded are already some of the best laptops you can buy today, but with new Intel processors and other upgrades, they're getting even better. Among the companies introducing new devices, HP and Lenovo debuted some...

Razer Blade (2022): Release date, price, and everything else

CES is the time where companies usually announce their latest and greatest laptops, and Razer introduced upgraded versions of its main three Razer Blade laptops for 2022 - the Blade 14, 15, and 17. These new models naturally come with upgraded specs compared to the previous generations, featuring the latest hardware from AMD, Intel, and...

These are the best native apps for Windows on Arm: Edge, Zoom, VLC, and more

Microsoft introduced Windows on Arm in late 2016, and we started seeing devices with it the following year. Despite that, the Windows Arm ecosystem hasn't grown as much as we'd like to see. Part of the problem is Arm is a completely different architecture from x86, which is what Intel and AMD processors are based...

These are the best cheap HP laptops in 2022

Finding a good laptop in the sea of options out there today can sometimes prove to be a bit complicated. It's even more challenging when you're trying to spend as little money as possible. HP makes some really great laptops, but when the budget is tight, it can be hard to find one you can...

Microsoft rolls out echo cancellation and other AI features for Teams calls

Microsoft has announced the availability of a few new AI-based features for Teams, specifically with a focus on improving call quality. While Teams already had a few AI features for video and voice enhancements, there are a few new ones being announced today, such as echo cancellation and de-reverberation. Echo cancellation is about what you'd expect....

Windows 11 Notepad gets native Arm64 support and improved performance for Insiders

Microsoft is rolling out a couple of app updates for Windows Insiders in all channels, as well as some specific improvements in the Dev channel. Specifically, the Notepad app in Windows 11 is receiving an update with native support for Arm64 devices like the Surface Pro X, in addition to other improvements. The Media Player...

One-Netbook’s T1 tablet is a Surface competitor with Intel P-series processors

One-Netbook, the company behind the One XPlayer Mini we reviewed earlier this year, has formally announced the T1 tablet after teasing the device over the past few days. The One-Netbook T1 promises to be one of the most powerful Windows 11 tablets you can buy right now, being one of the first with Intel's 12th-generation...

Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 (2022): Release date, price, and everything you need to know

Dell's XPS lineup is one of the most popular series of laptops on the market, and for good reason, seeing as they're some of the best laptops you can buy today. The Dell XPS 13 is arguably the most popular of the bunch, and it usually comes in both a clamshell and a convertible 2-in-1...