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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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Best laptops of 2015

CNET editors choose and review the best thin and light laptops, notebooks, and ultrabooks.

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Microsoft to deliver free upgrades to Windows 10

The company hopes to encourage customers to embrace its new operating system by offering a free refresh for multiple devices.

By January 21, 2015

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How to buy a new phone: The CNET smartphone buying guide

The most important things to know when shopping for a cell phone.

By December 16, 2014

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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.

By April 14, 2014

3.5 stars Editors' rating April 14, 2014

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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.

By April 2, 2014

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From 'Windows Phone' to 'Windows 10': Can name change get consumers to notice?

The "Windows Phone" OS will be no more, as the version of Windows 10 tailored for smaller devices will be called simply Windows 10. Will that help improve Microsoft's lot in the smartphone market?

By January 21, 2015

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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.

By October 17, 2013

4 stars Editors' rating October 17, 2013
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Get an Acer Aspire Switch 10 hybrid PC for $229

Normally $349, this budget system goes from laptop to tablet and back again with an easy magnetic connector.

By January 23, 2015

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Microsoft's Windows RT isn't dead...yet

The software giant says it's working on an update for the versions of its Surface tablet that used an ARM-based chip. But it will only have some of the functionality of Windows 10.

By January 21, 2015

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HoloLens, Surface Hub, a smarter Cortana and more Windows 10 details: Everything Microsoft just announced

Microsoft introduces a holographic system baked into Windows 10, along with more mundane features such as universal applications and Cortana as a personal assistant.

By January 21, 2015

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Dropbox app arrives on Windows tablets, phones

Dropbox, Microsoft hope to win over more customers with improved work flow and compatibilty.

By January 22, 2015