Mark HachmanSenior Editor, PCWorld

As PCWorld's senior editor, Mark focuses on Microsoft news and chip technology, among other beats. He has formerly written for PCMag, BYTE, Slashdot, eWEEK, and ReadWrite.

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Black Friday 2020: The best laptop PC deals

Here's our curated list of the best discounts and holiday deals for notebook PCs, laptops, and Chromebooks, curated by PCWorld editors and organized by retailer.

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Why a 1080p webcam is a great stocking stuffer for 2020: Buying guide

1080p webcams are now cheap and plentiful. Our buying guide will show you the best webcam deals we've found, plus tips on the best features and how to buy. Updated with Black Friday pricing.

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The best Thunderbolt docks you can buy for your laptop PC

We've tested a bunch of Thunderbolt docks—from budget-priced to full-featured—to help you find the right one for your laptop PC. Our buyer's guide will tell you what to look for.

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The best USB-C hubs for your laptop or tablet

Tested and approved: We'll tell you which USB-C hub to buy for your laptop or tablet, based on our hands-on evaluation of more than a dozen products.

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Gateway GWTN156-3BK review: A gaming laptop that lives a bit too loud

Gateway's GWTN156-3BK squeezes advanced 10th-gen Core CPU and RTX GPU parts into its $999 shell, but the noisy fans and meager storage detract from the experience.

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Microsoft Pluton will build Xbox security into AMD, Intel, Qualcomm CPUs

Microsoft is migrating the Pluton security technology it used to secure the Xbox One into Windows PCs, where it will be integrated into microprocessors from AMD, Intel, and Qualcomm.

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How Google's new policy affects your free storage in Photos and Drive

Google announced changes to its storage policy for Photos and Drive, which could push users to pay for a Google One cloud storage subscription.

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Microsoft's Xbox All Access subscription now supports the Xbox Series X

Microsoft's monthly Xbox subscription service now allows gamers to lease an Xbox Series X or Series S console, controller, and Game Pass Ultimate game subscription.

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Xbox Game Pass for PC gets even better next month with tons of free EA games

Microsoft will add EA's FIFA, Madden, UFC, and NHL titles to Xbox Game Pass for PC, in addition to the over 200 games already available.

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How Apple's new M1 Macs could finally make Windows on Arm a reality

Apple's announcement of the first Macs running its M1 Arm processors could provide a much-needed boost for Windows-on-Arm PCs .

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HP Pavilion x360 Convertible 14 review: A good laptop with better competition

The HP Pavilion x360 Convertible 14 (dw0097nr) is a competent 14-inch convertible PC, but subpar audio and middling performance hold it back.

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How the Xbox Series X (and xCloud) saved me from buying a gaming PC

Microsoft's new Xbox Series X console is the best way to get the experience of a gaming PC without buying a gaming PC. Here's why.

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Intel's Iris Xe Max GPU brings graphics chops to thin-and-light laptops

Intel has unwrapped the Iris Xe Max discrete GPU for notebooks, which uses power sharing, and an Intel technology called Deep Link to outperform Nvidia's GeForce MX350 in gaming, and even RTX 2080 in some tasks.

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AMD's notebook PC share soars to an all-time high

Driven by sales of AMD's mobile Ryzen 4000, Intel's chief competitor has captured more share in the notebook market than at any time in history.

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Your PC is either DirectX 12 Ultimate-ready, or you're not a real gamer

The latest Xbox Game Bar update checks whether your gaming PC can support DirectX12 Ultimate. Microsoft wants you to look for the logo when buying hardware and PC games.