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Is the iPad Pro 2021 waterproof?

If you're in the market for a new tablet, you just can't go wrong with the new iPad Pro. It's arguably one of the most powerful and refined tablets out there which Apple claims can even replace a full-fledged computer. Whether it does actually stand up to that claim or not is something you can...

These are the best mice available for the Surface Laptop 4: Logitech, Razer, Corsair, and more!

The Surface Laptop 4 from Microsoft is here, and it's an amazing option for anyone looking for a premium-range laptop for getting work done. It can be kitted out with up to a quad-core Tiger Lake-based Intel Core i7-1165G7 on the Intel side and an octa-core Renoir-based AMD Ryzen 7 4980U on the AMD side,...

These are the best docks and dongles for the M1 Apple iMac 2021: CalDigit, Plugable, and more

Apple's new M1-powered iMac is here. Previously, Apple Silicon was limited to the MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, and Mac mini. Like all of Apple's laptops these days, the new iMac only has USB Type-C ports, so you'll need some dongles and docks. You know what that means: you're going to need some dongles and docks. Luckily,...

iPad Pro 2021 vs Galaxy Tab S7: Battle of the Apple and Android tablets

Ask someone on the street to name a tablet and chances are they'll mention the iPad. While many Android phone brands from Google to Huawei to Xiaomi have attempted to make their own flagship tablets, only Samsung has the combination of brand power, global availability, technological resources, and marketing muscle to really compete against Apple....

The Best Laptops for playing Minecraft: Lenovo IdeaPad, Dell G3, Alienware m15 and more

Minecraft is quite a popular game, and thanks to the variety of mods and variations, it has a solid fan base around the world. First launched in 2009 as an alpha build, the 3D sandbox game became broadly available in 2011. Since it doesn't have any set goals or instructions, it is often described as...

Is the OnePlus 9 series waterproof?

With the OnePlus 9 series, OnePlus finally established itself as a premium smartphone brand. Naturally, this also increases consumer expectations. Compromises that were deemed acceptable a few years ago due to a cheaper price tag, no longer cut it now that OnePlus is counting itself as a premium phone maker and asking for top dollar....

Here are the best external monitors for the Surface Laptop 4: Dell, LG, Samsung and more

The new Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 was announced in April with a design similar to its predecessor. Available in either a 13.5-inch or a 15-inch form factor, the laptops have been bumped up to the latest 11th-gen Intel Tiger Lake mobile processors and options for new AMD Surface Edition chipsets that can be configured on...

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...

OnePlus 9 Pro vs iPhone 12 Pro: Which flagship smartphone is for you?

The OnePlus 9 Pro is a highly polished, well-rounded flagship that is in contention for the best Android phone of the year so far. But OnePlus is aiming higher than that -- it wants to be seen as the best phone, period. To do that, it'll have to take on more than just Samsung, but...

OnePlus 9 Pro vs. Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra: Battle of the Super-Phones!

The flagship Android smartphone market is as competitive as ever, and OnePlus 9 Pro vs Galaxy S21 Ultra comparisons are a hot topic of conversation. This year's Galaxy S21 Ultra starts at $200 cheaper than last year's S20 Ultra and has even more features than the previous model. Meanwhile, OnePlus has continued to raise prices...

Surface Laptop 4 vs Surface Pro 7: Which Surface device is the right choice for you?

The latest portable PC from Microsoft is the Surface Laptop 4, but the Redmond firm offers a wide variety of Surface devices. The one that has the most parity with the Surface Laptop 4 is the Surface Pro 7. They're both under the premium umbrella and they both have similar internals, but they have different...