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Intel Teases 40% Performance Boost With 8th-Gen Core i5, i7
There's no change to the chips' microarchitecture, but Intel claims they offer 40 percent more performance than their predecessors do.



Intel's Gemini Lake Chips Offer 15 Percent Performance Boost
Intel's next generation of low-end processors will include some nice new features as well as a performance bump for entry-level hardware.



Acer Aspire 5
The Acer Aspire 5 is a 15.6-inch desktop-replacement laptop that gives you a lot for your $629, but tops it with something you should never settle for at this price: a 1,366-by-768 non-IPS screen.



Is Microsoft's Surface Lineup Unreliable?
Consumer Reports will no longer recommend Microsoft Surface products based on consumer feedback that differs markedly from data collected by PCMag.



Huawei MateBook E
Despite a capable, high-quality touch screen and iPad Pro-like looks, the Huawei MateBook E doesn't measure up to many competing detachable 2-in-1s.



Intel's 8th Gen Coffee Lake Chips Arrive August 21
The second 14nm process refinement, six core chips, and up to a 30 percent performance bump expected.



Apple MacBook Air (2017)
The MacBook Air remains an excellent ultraportable choice for students and other macOS fans with basic computing needs, but despite killer battery life, it will disappoint power users with its low-resolution display and outdated processor.



Acer Swift 1
How much laptop can you get for $329? Acer's Switch 1 is a surprisingly strong answer, a little short on storage but with a slim build and a 1080p IPS screen.