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.

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...

Surface Laptop 4 vs Surface Book 3: Showdown of the Microsoft notebooks!

Microsoft makes two different laptops -- the Surface Laptop 4 and the Surface Book 3. Moreover, they both come in 13.5- and 15-inch sizes with 3:2 screens. They're both premium PCs, and it's hard to say one is better than the other. As usual, Microsoft makes different PCs for different use cases, and we're here...

These are the best docks for the Surface Laptop 4: Surface Dock 2, USB-C Travel Hub, and more!

Microsoft's Surface Laptop 4 is a great PC, but one thing that it doesn't have a lot of is ports. Specifically, it has three USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports. Out of those three, one is USB Type-A, one is USB Type-C, and one is Surface Connect. If you want more than that, you're going to...

Apple’s MacBook Air might come in pretty colors like the new iMac

Last month, Apple introduced a new 24-inch iMac that comes in pretty colors, a throwback to the famous iMac G3 from 1998. Now, Jon Prosser, who first leaked the fact that the iMac would come in colors, is saying the same about the MacBook Air. Prosser's Front Page Tech show said that his source was the...

Microsoft has reportedly put Windows 10X on the back burner

Windows 10X has had a troubled history this far, and according to a report from Brad Sams of Petri, it's just getting worse. Microsoft has reportedly shelved its plans for the newer, more modern version of Windows. The story behind Windows 10X The official story of Windows 10X began in October 2019. Microsoft ambitiously announced two dual-screen...

Microsoft has a new Windows 10 build with a refreshed Segoe UI font

Today, Microsoft released Windows 10 Insider Preview build 21376 to the Dev channel. For this week's build, there's not a whole lot that's new. The key new feature is that Microsoft refreshed the Segoe UI font. Obviously, it's not the most thrilling of changes. The font is designed for 9pt, so it works well at that...

HP Elite Folio First Impressions: HP returns to Windows on ARM

It's been a while since HP released a Windows on ARM PC. It was one of the first companies to do so with the Envy x2, but it wasn't on board with the next two generations. Now HP is back with the Elite Folio; yes, this time it's a business PC. In fact, the HP...

The HP EliteOne 800 All-in-One is made for hybrid work scenarios

Today, HP is announcing a range of new business desktop PCs. At the top of the lineup is the HP EliteOne 800 All-in-One. The firm says that it's designed for hybrid work environments, and indeed, it makes some interesting choices. For example, it actually comes with two 5MP cameras, one that's front-facing and one that's rear-facing....

How to change the SSD on the Microsoft Surface Laptop 4

One of the key features in all of Microsoft's latest Surface PCs is removable storage. It debuted in the Surface Laptop 3, one of the best AMD Ryzen laptops around. That includes the Surface Laptop 4 of course, so you can swap out the SSD. It's actually a pretty rare feature in modern ultrabooks. It's...

Lenovo has a new Yoga tablet with HDMI input

Lenovo's strategy when it comes to Android tablets in recent years has focused on hybrid use cases. For example, the Yoga Tab P10 was Alexa-enabled and docked in a speaker to become a smart speaker. The Yoga Smart Tab had Google Assistant, and you could hang it on the wall as a smart picture frame...

How to clean the Alcantara keyboard on the Surface Laptop 4

Alcantara fabric has been a staple of the Surface Laptop since it debuted. At the time, it came in four colors -- Burgundy, Cobalt Blue, Platinum, and Graphite Gold. Microsoft also introduced the Signature Type Cover, an Alcantara keyboard for the Surface Pro. The colors changed over the years, and now Alcantara is just an...

NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 3080 Ti is showing up all over the place

NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 3080 Ti GPU is coming. While most leaks shouldn't be taken too seriously until the product is announced, the RTX 3080 Ti has just been leaked so many times by now. The latest was by Reddit user FaisalKhatib (spotted by VideoCardz). According to the post, the MSI Suprim X was spotted at a...