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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.

Microsoft releases Windows 10 builds 19042.985, 18363.1556 – here’s what’s new

It's the second Tuesday of the month, and that makes it Patch Tuesday. Every supported version of Windows 10 is getting new cumulative updates today. That includes versions 1507, 1607, 1803, 1809, 1909, 2004, and 20H2. However, after today, Windows 10 versions 1803 and 1809 will drop off of the list. If you're on Windows 10...

Windows 10 version 1909 and two others are no longer supported after today

It's once again time to go down the list of versions of Windows 10 that aren't going to be supported anymore. There are actually a few for the month of May, but the most notable one is Windows 10 version 1909. Specifically, Windows 10 version 1909 will no longer be supported in Windows 10 Home and...

MSI’s new gaming laptops have 11th-gen Intel CPUs, up to NVIDIA RTX 3080, and more

Today, MSI is announcing its latest round of gaming and creator laptops. Obviously, it aligns with the launch of Intel's 11th-generation 45W CPUs, codenamed Tiger Lake-H. As MSI notes, these new processors should have a 30% boost over previous generations, but that's not all. Because while the CPU is faster, it comes with PCIe Gen 4,...

Acer refreshes mid-tier gaming laptops with new CPUs and GPUs

Today, Acer announced new gaming laptops from its entry-level and mid-tier. Specifically, it includes new models of its Predator Triton 300, Predator Helios 300, and Nitro 5 laptops. Like you've probably seen from about seven other OEMs this morning, they include the newly-launched Intel 11th-gen 45W CPUs. They're the first 45W 10nm chips from the...

Lenovo unveils new Legion gaming laptops with 11th-gen CPUs

Thanks to Intel's announcement of its Tiger Lake-H processors today, it's time for the OEM announcements to roll in. Lenovo is announcing new Legion laptops, including a new Legion 7i, Legion 5i Pro, and Legion 5i. There's also a new Legion Y25g-30 gaming monitor. All of the new gaming laptops include Intel 11th-generation processors, hence the...

Intel announces its 11th-gen ‘Tiger Lake-H’ processors for gaming laptops

Today, Intel is announcing its H-series processors from the Tiger Lake family. This is the latest piece of the 11th-gen puzzle, as the firm has already been offering a 35W, quad-core flavor for ultraportable gaming PCs. That was called Tiger Lake-H35, but this is full-blown Tiger Lake-H, which will power some of the best gaming...

The new Dell XPS 15 and XPS 17 come with 11th-gen processors and RTX 30 graphics

It's new Intel processor day, as the firm introduced its Tiger Lake-H processors for gaming laptops, creator laptops, and mobile workstations. That means that a whole bunch of OEMs are lining up to announce their wares as well. That includes Dell, and while it has plenty to show off, the top of the lineup is...

NVIDIA announces GeForce RTX 3050 and 3050 Ti GPUs for laptops

Today, NVIDIA is announcing new entry-level GeForce RTX graphics cards for laptops, specifically the GeForce RTX 3050 and 3050 Ti. The news comes alongside new 11th-generation processors from Intel, and we're also seeing partner announcements from companies like Dell, Lenovo, MSI, and Acer. Being that the RTX 3060, 3070, and 3080 are already widely available, we're...

The new Razer Blade 15 Advanced is the thinnest RTX gaming laptop

Razer is announcing a new Blade 15 Advanced today. It's part of an array of announcements that aligns with Intel's 11th-gen H-series launch. The company says that the new Razer Blade 15 Advanced is the thinnest RTX gaming laptop on the market, and it's the larger sibling to the Razer Blade Stealth, one of the best...

The One XPlayer is an 8.4-inch Windows 10 PC that promises to be a handheld gaming console

If you're looking for something that's like a Switch but a full-blown Windows 10 PC, it would seem that a company called One-Netbook has you covered with the One XPlayer. It's an 8.4-inch device, but it can do more than play Nintendo Switch games. It's meant to play AAA PC games while you're on the...

Can the 24-inch iMac with Apple M1 run Windows 10?

Apple's new 24-inch iMac is its first desktop PC to include Apple Silicon. If you're thinking of jumping in and you've not played around with an Apple M1 PC before, there are some things that you need to know, such as if you can use external monitors with it. Also, depending on how you're using...

XDA Basics: Can I use Apple’s Magic Keyboard with Touch ID with other computers?

Apple's new M1-powered 24-inch iMac is here. It comes with an all-new Magic Keyboard with Touch ID, which actually isn't sold separately, at least for now. If you picked one up, you're probably wondering if you can use the new Bluetooth keyboard with other devices. The answer is, kind of. Yes, it works as a keyboard,...