Posts From Rich Woods

Rich Woods
Rich Woods

Managing Editor for XDA Computing. I've been covering tech from smartphones to PCs since 2013. If you see me at a trade show, come say hi and let me ask you weird questions about why you use the tech you use.

Surface Studio 3: Release date, everything we know, and what we’re hoping for

Microsoft's Surface Studio 3 is coming, and in fact, the Surface Studio 2 is the Microsoft PC that hasn't been refreshed in the longest period of time. It was announced on October 2, 2018 at the same event as the Surface Laptop 2 and Surface Pro 6, two devices that have been revved twice since then. Moreover,...

HP Elite Dragonfly G3 review: An ultralight and stylish business laptop

The HP Elite Dragonfly G3 is a massive departure from its predecessors, but as always, HP knocks it out of the park. Ultimately, it's really hard to think of anything wrong with this laptop. It's just so good. It's got a 3:2 display with an OLED option, Intel's U-series processors, a big old 68WHr battery,...

New rumor suggests the Surface Pro 9 could come in colors

While it seemed like we knew everything about Microsoft's Surface Pro 9, a new rumor has emerged from the folks at WinFuture. The new Windows tablet is set to arrive with Intel's U-series CPUs, contrary to previous rumors of P-series processors. Also, it might actually come in different colors. Surface Pro 9 specs According to the report,...

Android apps on Windows are coming to a lot more users

Alongside the Windows 11 2022 Update, Microsoft is announcing improvements to the Microsoft Store. Among them are that there's a Microsoft Ads pilot that kicks off today, and that the Amazon Appstore is going to be available in 31 regions. A lot more people are about to get access to Android apps on Windows 11 If you've...

The Windows 11 2022 Update (version 22H2) is available now

Today, Microsoft is releasing the Windows 11 2022 Update, also known as Windows 11 version 22H2. The new update contains lots of new features, such as folders in the Start Menu, drag and drop in the taskbar, touch improvements, and a lot more. The update has been in testing for a while. Being that Microsoft switched...

Microsoft commits to annual Windows 11 updates, downplays Windows 12 rumors

Today, Microsoft is releasing the Windows 11 2022 Update, also known as Windows 11 version 22H2. But alongside that, the company confirmed how it's going to be delivering Windows 11 updates moving forward, most of which was already rumors or announced earlier this year. However, the company is denying some of those rumors, specifically that...

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano Gen 2 review: More power!

The idea behind the ThinkPad X1 Nano is innovative but simple. It was to make a business laptop that's incredibly light, thin, and compact. With the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano Gen 2, the goal is more power. The biggest upgrade here is from Intel's 9W U-series processors to its mch beefier 28W P-series processors. It's also...

Acer Predator Triton 500 SE review: Powerful and portable

The Acer Predator Triton 500 SE is an excellent gaming laptop. It packs a whole bunch of power, comping with either a 45W Core i7 or a Core i9, and with either an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 Ti or an RTX 3080 Ti. While it's a little pricy, there are only quality configurations here. Some...

Intel is killing off its Pentium and Celeron brands

After AMD announced recently that it's overhauling its mobile processor naming scheme, Intel has some branding updates of its own. Specifically, it's killing off the Pentium and Celeron brands, replacing it with the more generic Intel Processor. That means that in the premium space, you'll look for Intel Core, and in the entry-level space, you'll...

Microsoft releases Windows 11 build 25201 with full-screen widgets panel

Today, Microsoft is releasing Windows 11 Insider Preview build 25201 to the Dev channel. While these builds tend to ship weekly, this one actually has a couple of new features. Most notable, there's a new expanded view for widgets, which is essentially a full-screen view. The concept is pretty obvious. With the current widget view, you...

Microsoft releases Windows 11 build 22000.978 for Patch Tuesday

Today is the second Tuesday of the month, so that means that new Windows updates are rolling out. That's right; it's Patch Tuesday. If you're on Windows 10 or Windows 11, it's time to check for updates. As usual, hese updates are chock full of fixes. While Microsoft has been known to drop a few minor...

Good riddance: Google doesn’t need a Pixelbook anymore

Well, that's it. According to a new report, Google has disbanded its team that was working on its next Pixelbook, which means that its first-party ChromeOS hardware program is no more. It joins the growing list of products that the Mountain View company has killed off, playfully known by some as Killed By Google. My reaction...