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.

AMD unveils 6nm Ryzen 6000 processors using Zen 3+

Today at a virtual conference that coincides with CES 2022, AMD made an array of announcements. After all, it's a big PC show. Most notably, the company announced its Ryzen 6000 mobile processors, which use TSMC's 6nm process and are based on the Zen 3+ architecture. The integrated graphics use RDNA 2, so AMD is...

Alienware’s Concept Nyx promises to solve the pain points of game streaming

Last month, Dell announced an array of concepts that aimed to improve productivity. Now, it's time to talk about gaming, as the company's Alienware brand is announcing Concept Nyx. Concept Nyx aims to take us into the future of gaming by solving a lot of the issues that are present today. Here's an example. As we've...

Dell Inspiron 14 2-in-1 review: A mainstream laptop you can fall in love with

The Dell Inspiron 14 2-in-1 is mostly just a mainstream convertible, but for some reason, I just fell in love with it. There's something about the design that feels natural, and the keyboard is comfortable. All in all, the laptop is a delight in an almost indescribable way. So read on, while I go ahead and...

Microsoft Surface Duo 2 review: Productivity powerhouse, this time with a decent camera

The Microsoft Surface Duo 2 is the second iteration of the company's dual-screen smartphone efforts. The first iteration was not something we would call a success. At best, we could say that it got mixed reviews. The original model had something that you could barely consider to be a camera. And when it launched at $1,399.99,...

Windows 11: Release date, price, and everything that’s new

After what seemed like ages of waiting, what Microsoft called "the next generation of Windows" is here. Windows 11 is a major, major change. It's representative of a big shift in how Microsoft delivers Windows, but it's also a big UX overhaul as well. On top of that, it's getting Android app support, a new...

Which Samsung Galaxy laptops have 5G?

There are lots of reasons to want a cellular laptop. It's more secure than connecting to public Wi-Fi, or maybe you just don't want to end up on the Starbucks mailing list. Maybe you just want the convenience of being connected to the internet all the time, because you know, it's 2021, and connecting to...

Here’s how you can install Microsoft Edge on Chrome OS, even though it is not supported

If you're using a Chrome OS machine, you're probably all-in on Google services. Indeed, the operating system is built around the Chrome browser, Google Drive, and everything else Google-related, and there's no way to swap this stuff out. If you recently bought a great Chromebook, you probably weren't thinking about Microsoft Edge. However, if for some...

Surface Pro X 2: Release date, what we know, and what we’re hoping for

Microsoft's Surface Pro X is the company's endorsement of its Windows on ARM efforts. It uses modified Qualcomm processors for a fanless design that's thinner than the Intel-powered Surface, and in many ways, it's ahead of the curve. The Surface Pro X has narrower bezels than the Surface Pro 7, and it's the first Surface to...

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,...

Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 7i Pro review: Premium features in a mainstream package

Lenovo's new IdeaPad Slim 7i Pro is one of the first laptops to ship with Windows 11, and if you look at some of the trends in new laptop features, this laptop checks the right boxes. First of all, it has a 90Hz display, something we also saw in Huawei's MateBook 14s, but Microsoft also...

Surface Go 3: Release date, specs, price, and everything you need to know

Microsoft released its Surface Go 3 tablet in October 2021. Once again, it comes in with a 10.5 inch screen, and it's the little sibling to the Surface Pro series. It's also the entry-level point to the Surface lineup, starting at $399.99. There's not a whole lot that's new this year, partly because the second-generation model...

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,...