The MacBook Air vs. the competition: The M1 hits the ground running

By apple, comparison, dell, dell xps 13, engadget, envy 13, feature, gear, hp, hp envy 13, MacBook Air, macbook2020, thebuyersguide, vsthecompetition, xps 13

We’ve known for a while that Apple was working on its own processor for Mac. Today we finally got a look at the new chip, M1, and the computers it will live in. However, while Apple boasts about the new Air’s fanless design and long battery li…

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The best laptops and tablets to give as gifts

By Amazon, apple, Asus, dell, dell xps 13, engadget, fire hd 8, gear, hgg2020, iPad, laptops, MacBook Air, News, tablet, thebuyersguide, zephyrus g14

This year, more than any other, our laptops and tablets are working overtime. They’re our gateway to remote work and virtual schooling — but they’re also one of the few ways to safely socialize with friends as we try to rebuild our lost civilization…

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Dell updated its 13-inch XPS laptops with 11th-gen Intel CPUs

By 11th gen, 2-in-1, dell, engadget, gear, intel, intel evo, intelevo, laptop, laptops, linux, News, personal computing, thunderbolt 4, thunderbolt4, tiger lake, ubuntu, xps, xps 13, xps 13 2-in-1, xps 13 developer edition, xps13, xps13developeredition

Dell is upgrading several of its XPS laptops with 11th-generation Intel processors. The refreshed XPS 13 2-in-1, XPS 13 and XPS 13 Developer Edition are the first Dell laptops to receive Intel’s Evo certification. That means they support fast …

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How to buy a gaming laptop

By acer, alienware, area 51m r2, Asus, blade, commerce, dell, engadget, g5 15, gaming, gaming laptops, gear, News, predator triton 500, razer, rog zephyrus g14, thebuyersguide

For a few years now, gaming laptops have been some of the most intriguing PCs around. They’ve gotten thinner and lighter, naturally — but they’ve also become vastly more powerful and efficient, making them suitable for both work and play. They…

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The best deals we found this week: AirPods Pro, the iPad and more

By AirPods Pro, apple, biolite, caldigit, commerce, dell, engadget, engadgetdeals, Evernote, gamestop, gear, iPad, News, razer, Samsung, thebuyersguide, weeklydeals, xps 13

Lots of popular electronics went on sale this week as early Memorial Day deals started to pop up. Notably, the AirPods Pro remain at their lowest price ever on Amazon, so you can snag a pair for only $228. Apple’s 10.2-inch iPad is also on sal…

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Dell Mobile Connect now transfers photos between your iPhone and PC

By dell, engadget, file transfer, gear, ios, iPhone, Mobile, mobile connect, personal computing, personalcomputing, screen mirroring, Software

Dell teased in January that its Mobile Connect software would become much more iPhone-friendly this spring, and it’s honoring that promise. The PC maker has updated Mobile Connect (you’ll need the Microsoft Store and App Store downloads, and officia…

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Intel’s 10th-gen desktop CPUs are coming soon, according to a Dell ad

By 10th gen core, dell, desktop, engadget, gear, intel, next-gen, personal computing, personalcomputing, tower, xps tower

Intel’s 10th-generation “Comet Lake” CPUs appear to be just around the corner to take on AMD’s Ryzen chips, according to a new YouTube video from Dell. It show’s the company’s latest XPS Tower desktop computers equipped with 10th-generation Intel Cor…

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Dell’s top-of-the-line XPS 13 from 2019 is $400 off at Amazon

By Amazon, dell, dell xps 13, engadget, engadgetdeals, gadgetry, Gadgets, gear, personal computing, personalcomputing, thebuyersguide

One of Engadget’s favorite laptops, the Dell XPS 13, is currently on sale. Amazon has discounted the top-of-the-line 2019 model by $400, making it $1,400 instead of $1,800. This variant features a 10th-generation Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB of RAM,…

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Vote for the Best of CES 2020 People’s Choice Awards!

By av, dell, engadget, entertainment, food and drink, foodanddrink, gadgetry, Gadgets, gaming, gear, home, Internet, lenovo, lg, Mobile, nvidia, personal computing, personalcomputing, robots, Samsung, Security, sex, tomorrow, Transportation, wearables

We’ve announced our Best of CES finalists so now it’s time for you to cast your vote for your favorite gadget at CES 2020! Just head over here (or below) to pick your three favorite items from our pool of finalists. You have until 6 PM ET tomorrow, J…

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LG Gram 17 review: The oversized thin-and-light no one asked for

By apple, dell, engadget, gadgetry, Gadgets, gear, laptops, lg, lg gram 17, Microsoft, personal computing, personalcomputing, review

Apple’s MacBook Pro 16-inch may be big, but there’s a bigger laptop in town. Okay, so there are plenty of bigger laptops around, but the LG Gram 17 is not only larger, but it’s also much lighter. It offers a gorgeous, gigantic 17-inch screen that you…

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Dell’s Black Friday discounts include $220 off the Alienware 25 monitor

By 4K, alienware, alienware 25, alienware 34 curved, black friday, blackfriday2019, blu-ray, curved monitor, deal, dell, engadget, engadgetdeals, gadgetry, Gadgets, gear, hgg2019, lg b9 oled, monitor, personal computing, personalcomputing, price cut, price drop, sale, thebuyersguide, uhd, ultrasharp 27

Dell’s Black Friday deals are here a week early. There are discounts on laptops, desktops, smart TVs and all of the accessories you might need. Dell says the supplies are limited, so if you spot a deal you want, it might be best to act fast. Here are…

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Dell’s Black Friday sale includes price cuts on the XPS 13 and Alienware m15

By alienware, alienware m15, blackfriday2019, dell, engadget, engadgetdeals, gadgetry, Gadgets, gear, personal computing, personalcomputing, thebuyersguide, ultraportable, xps 13, xps 13 2-in-1, xps 15

With Black Friday around the corner, now is the perfect time to purchase a laptop if you need a new one. Dell has discounted most of its laptops, including popular ones like the XPS 13. Act fast, however, as a couple of models have already sol…

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Dell says it will power all of its facilities with renewable energy by 2040

By Business, Climate Change, dell, e-waste, engadget, gear, green, packaging, personal computing, personalcomputing, recycling, sustainability

Dell has announced new sustainability initiatives as part of the “Progress Made Real” plan the company shared on Tuesday. The centerpiece of the company’s new climate change plan is to source 75 percent of the power for all of its facilities from ren…

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Wirecutter’s best deals: Dell’s U3419W Ultrawide Monitor drops to $722

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This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter’s independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read Wirecutter’s continuously updated list of deals here.

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The Engadget Podcast: Reviewing the Pixel 4, Surface Pro 7 and more!

By dell, engadget, engadget podcast, gadgetry, Gadgets, gear, google, Microsoft, personal computing, personalcomputing, pixel 4, Podcast, Surface Pro 7, theengadgetpodcast, vive cosmos, xps 13 2-in-1

This week, Devindra and Cherlynn dive into some of our latest reviews: Google’s Pixel 4, Microsoft’s Surface Pro 7, HTC’s Vive Cosmos and Dell’s XPS 13 2-in-1. Can Google still deliver a flagship smartphone? Is the Pro 7 just a ho-hum refresh? Take a…

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Dell’s six-core XPS 13 laptop goes on sale October 1st

By 10th gen core, 10thgencore, alienware, dell, dell xps 13, dellxps13, engadget, gear, intel, intel core, intelcore, personal computing, personalcomputing, xps 13, xps13

The latest version of Dell’s XPS 13 — which is available with 10th-generation Intel Core processors — will go on sale October 1st in North America. It’s the first six-core configuration for the system, which will come with Windows 10 or Ubuntu 18.0…

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51 companies tell Congress it’s time to tackle data privacy

By Accenture, Amazon, at&t, comcast, congress, dell, engadget, gear, government, ibm, Internet, law, legislation, lenovo, motorola, politics, privacy, Qualcomm, Salesforce, sap

The corporate world isn’t waiting around for Congress to get started on tougher data privacy laws. A group of 51 CEOs from the Business Roundtable advocacy group, including tech companies like Amazon, AT&T, IBM, Motorola and Qualcomm, have sent a…

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Google and Dell team up on the first Chromebooks made for business

By chrome enterprise, Chrome OS, chromebook, dell, engadget, enterprise, gadgetry, Gadgets, gear, google, laptop, laptops, personal computing, personalcomputing

The next time you get a laptop from your company’s IT department, you might be getting a Chromebook. Not that you couldn’t already get a Chromebook from your office, but these offer extra security and organizational features that might leave IT…

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Intel’s Project Athena laptops can sense when you’re near

By computex2019, dell, engadget, gadgetry, Gadgets, gear, hp, intel, intel project athena, laptop, lenovo, personal computing, personalcomputing, project athena

We’ve heard Intel talk up its Project Athena program to provide long-lasting, high-spec laptops for months now, and the company finally shared the specifications a few weeks ago. Here at Computex, we’re getting our first look at the initial sla…

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Alienware’s slim gaming laptops are getting a bold new look

By alienware m15, alienware m17, computex 2019, computex2019, dell, engadget, gadgetry, Gadgets, gaming, gear, personal computing, personalcomputing

If you’ve been drooling over the Alienware Area 51m’s sci-fi aesthetic, but wanted something a bit more compact, Dell has got you covered. The slim Alienware m15 and m17 are finally getting the company’s new “Legend” industrial design, giving the…

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These gaming laptops pack the latest Intel and NVIDIA hardware

By 9th gen mobile core, acer, Asus, computer, cpu, dell, engadget, gaming, gear, gpu, graphics, intel, laptop, lenovo, msi, nvidia, personal computing, personalcomputing

If you prefer your PC gaming in portable form, you’re enjoying an embarrassment of riches right now. Intel has unveiled gaming-friendly 9th-generation Core laptop processors, while NVIDIA has unveiled GTX 16-series mobile GPUs that promise solid perf…

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Dell unveils G-Series and Alienware laptops with NVIDIA’s latest GPUs

By alienware, dell, engadget, g-series, G5, g7, gaming, gear, gtx1650max-q, gtx1660timax-q, laptops, nvidia, personal computing, personalcomputing

Dell is taking advantage of the launch of new Intel 9th-generation CPUs and NVIDIA’s latest GTX 16-series GPUs to refresh some of its gaming laptops. First up, it’s introducing new G5 and G7 laptops today with GeForce GTX 1660 Ti and 1650 Max-Q GPUs,…

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15 things you couldn’t do 15 years ago

By 0, acer, Amazon, amd, apple, Asus, at&t, blackberry, canon, dell, engadget, entertainment, facebook, gaming, gear, google, hp, HTC, intel, lenovo, lg, Microsoft, nikon, nintendo, Nokia, nvidia, Opinion, Samsung, Sony, sprint, T-Mobile, tomorrow, verizon

A lot has changed since Engadget was born, both in the gadgets we use and what we do with them on a regular basis. When the site started in 2004, fitness trackers, voice assistants and electric cars were the stuff of fiction. Now most of these…

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Dell recalls hybrid laptop power adapters over shock risks

By battery, cpsc, dell, engadget, externalbattery, gear, hybridpoweradapter, laptop, Mobile, personal computing, personalcomputing, recall, safety

Dell’s Hybrid Power Adapter is a clever way to keep your laptop running when you’re far from a wall outlet, but some models pose a safety risk. The PC maker has issued a recall for versions of the combo power brick and battery bank made between Janu…

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Alienware m15 review: Dell’s first thin gaming laptop doesn’t disappoint

By alienware, alienwarem15, dell, engadget, gadgetry, Gadgets, gaming, gaminglaptops, gear, personal computing, personalcomputing, review, uk-reviews

Alienware finally made a thin and light gaming laptop, and it was worth the wait. For years, Dell’s gaming brand has been pumping out powerful, but hefty gaming machines. The Alienware m15, though, is its first step towards a truly modern laptop…

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Gaming laptops are getting wonderfully weird in 2019

By acer, amd, apple, Asus, ces2019, dell, engadget, gadgetry, Gadgets, gaming, gaminglaptops, gear, nvidia, personal computing, personalcomputing, rtxlaptops

The gaming laptop renaissance is upon us. For the past few years, they’ve been getting thinner, lighter and more powerful, thanks to NVIDIA’s 10-series Max-Q graphics cards. But this year at CES, they got truly weird and wild. Alienware’s Area 51m le…

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Presenting the Best of CES 2019 winners!

By ces2019, dell, engadget, entertainment, gadgetry, Gadgets, gaming, gear, google, lenovo, lg, medicine, Mobile, personal computing, personalcomputing, robots, Samsung, services, tomorrow, wearables

Several hours of discussions and debate later, Engadget’s editors have decided who among our finalists should win our Best of CES awards. Below is our list of winners for each category, as well as Best of the Best and People’s Choice. Congratul…

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