How to find the best monitor for your PC

Buying a new monitor doesn’t need to be a challenge. Here’s what you need to know. PC monitor technology (and display tech in general) is advancing at some speed, and already it can prove to be confusing for consumers to decide which monitor they need to purchase. Not only does one need to consider screen size, but also synchronization technology and port availability, just to name a few things. Luckily, if you’re having some issues, it’s not difficult when you break everything down. How to find the best monitor for your PC

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Best Gaming Keyboards in 2018

These are the very best keyboards you can buy for PC gaming. Best overall
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Best under $100
Best budget mechanical
Best membrane
Best wireless

Best overall

Corsair K95

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The Corsair K95 is not cheap but you get a ridiculous amount of gaming keyboard for the price. You get a choice of Cherry MX Speed or Brown switches, the former being better for gaming while sacrificing a little in everyday use. The K95 is also packed with RGB lighting, macro keys and a really handy volume wheel. The K95 is built with an aluminum frame, so it will withstand the rigors of the daily gaming grind, textured keycaps in places such as the space bar, and 8MB of onboard storage for lighting and macro profiles so you don’t need access to any software to make them operate when you’re on the road. The K95 costs around $200 for the MX Brown version or $160 for the MX Speed. Best Gaming Keyboards in 2018

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Best Laptop by Touchpad of 2018

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Best Ultrabook
Best mobility
Best 2-in-1

Best overall

Microsoft Surface Book 2

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Microsoft really took its time honing the Precision touchpad on the Surface Book 2, and the result is an amazing laptop with an equally amazing touchpad. The second generation notebook is as good, if not better than the first. It lets you take advantage of all Windows 10 Precision gestures, and enjoy the glide of the smooth glass finish. The touchpad is a single piece without visible buttons, adding to the overall sleek design of the Surface Book. Configurations start at about $1,199. Bottom line: Choose the Microsoft Surface Book 2 if you want the laptop with the single best touchpad. Best Laptop by Touchpad of 2018

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ASUS’ thin ZenBook Pro 15 packs a punch with Core i9 CPU, GTX 1050 graphics

The latest ZenBook Pro 15 is a relatively petite performance machine. ASUS this week took the wraps off of its new ZenBook Pro 15, and if you’re looking for impressive specs with a thin profile, it fits the bill (via PCGamer). ASUS’ thin ZenBook Pro 15 packs a punch with Core i9 CPU, GTX 1050 graphics

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Razer Blade 15 hands-on: Your new favorite gaming laptop

The new Razer Blade is here and it’s going to be hard to resist. Our top pick for the best gaming laptop you can buy has been the Razer Blade for quite some time. Blending superb design with ultimate power and portability makes it hard not to recommend to anyone who wants a truly great gaming laptop. There have been refreshes to the existing 14-inch model over the last couple of years, but now, it’s being properly replaced. This is the all-new Razer Blade 15, and it’s going to knock your socks off. Razer Blade 15 hands-on: Your new favorite gaming laptop

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This looks like a sweet laptop.  I would like to try to pick one of these up soon.

Best Windows Alternative to the MacBook Pro

Macbook Pro’s are great computers.  I have had four repair calls for mac’s over the last 17 years compared to hundreds of pc’s.  However, I prefer a Windows computer over macs any day.

Best overall Runner up Larger screen For gamers Best overall Microsoft Surface Book 2 See at Microsoft Microsoft’s Surface Book 2 is about the best Windows laptop on the market today. Its removable keyboard base, Surface Pen, and 13.5-inch or 15-inch touchscreen together create the perfect machine for creatives and professionals alike. Battery life is solid, the keyboard is a pleasure to type on, and the touchpad is precise. What more could you ask for? Prices start at $1,199 for the 13-inch model. Bottom line: This is a true Windows laptop for professionals and creators. Best Windows Alternative to the MacBook Pro

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What is Samsung’s SSD Rapid Mode and how do you use it?

 This is a great article about how to get more speed and performance from your Samsung SSD Drive.

If you’re running a Samsung SSD in your PC you might be able to use Rapid Mode. But what is it and should you use it? SSD’s are pretty fast, and Samsung has some of the very fastest consumer drives out there. While the company’s fancy new 970 Evo and Pro drives boast insanely fast read and write speeds, for the older, SATA spec drives there’s still hope. Samsung has a thing called Rapid Mode that can add a little extra oomph to some of its SSDs. Here’s a quick look at what it is, how you use it and whether you should. What is Samsung’s SSD Rapid Mode and how do you use it?

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Top 4 SSD Solid State Drives 2018

Dell XPS 13 vs. Dell XPS 15: Which should you buy?

I couldn’t believe this story from windowscentral.com that highlights the differences between the Dell XPS 13 and XPS 15 laptops.

Dell has some great XPS laptops that look a lot alike. But which one is right for you? Dell’s XPS 13 and XPS 15 both share the same design language, with nearly borderless displays and bodies constructed of aluminum and carbon fiber. Both are extremely enticing. So, if you’re set on a Dell XPS and you don’t know which one to choose, we can help. Dell XPS 13 vs. Dell XPS 15: Which should you buy?

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