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Windows 8

Navigate the ins-and-outs of Windows 8 with how-tos, troubleshooting, news, and reviews.

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Microsoft Windows 8.1

If you're a dedicated Windows 8 hater, the update to Windows 8.1 isn't going to change your mind. For everyone else, this collection of tweaks, fixes, and new features is useful, but everything here should have shipped in the original version last year.

Oct. 17, 2013

4 stars Editors' rating Oct. 17, 2013
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Microsoft All-in-One Media keyboard

The Microsoft All-in-One Media keyboard is a keyboard-plus-touchpad combo for home theater PCs that is both low-cost and simple to use.

May. 29, 2014

3.5 stars Editors' rating May. 29, 2014
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Staples Connect Hub (D-Link Edition)

A pilot program for the office supplier's smart-home hub was successful enough to merit a broader US roll-out, along with new hardware and more partnerships.

Jun. 30, 2014

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Microsoft Vista Home Basic

Windows Vista Home Basic is essentially warmed-over Windows XP, Windows XP SP3. If you're currently happy with Windows XP SP2, we see no compelling reason to upgrade. On the other hand, if you need a new computer right now, Windows Vista is stable enough for everyday use.

Jan. 24, 2007

3.5 stars Editors' rating Jan. 24, 2007
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Windows 8.1 Update

With new functionality for the Start button and separate experiences for desktop and tablet users, the Windows 8.1 update finally gives people what they want.

Apr. 2, 2014

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Nokia Lumia 930

Featuring a 5-inch screen and a 20-megapixel camera, the Lumia 930 is also one of the first handsets running the Windows 8.1 OS.

Apr. 2, 2014

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Microsoft Surface 2

The Microsoft Surface 2 is great for getting work done, but those looking for extensive app support (beyond Office) will find top Apple, Android, and Amazon tablets to be better options.

Oct. 20, 2013

3.5 stars Editors' rating Oct. 20, 2013
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Lenovo ThinkPad 8

If you’re craving full Windows 8 on a tablet the size of an iPad Mini, and want a great display, the ThinkPad 8 is one of the best we’ve seen...but not by much.

Feb. 28, 2014

4 stars Editors' rating Feb. 28, 2014

MSRP: $399.00

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Nokia Lumia 525

The Nokia Lumia 525, the successor to the popular Lumia 520, delivers entry-level features in a no-frills design. CNET Asia takes a closer look.

Nov. 27, 2013

MSRP: $180.00

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Windows Phone 8.1

Windows Phone 8.1 is the best update yet, thanks to its revamped design and modern features, but it lags behind iOS and Android.

Apr. 14, 2014

3.5 stars Editors' rating Apr. 14, 2014

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