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Dell's XPS 13 2-in-1 gets positive reviews, gets tough competition from HP's Spectre

While TechSpot's review is still pending, we liked what we saw from Dell's XPS 13 convertible during CES. First reviews started popping up confirming our initital impressions: the XPS 13 2-in-1 is a solid convertible laptop that inherits most positive traits from its standard laptop sibling, including those ultra thin bezels and great build quality. The judge is still out there on whether it surpasses HP's excellent Spectre x360, but it's hard to go wrong with either if you want a solid Windows laptop that can also perform as a tablet.

Intel releases last Haswell IGP drivers for Windows 7 and 8

Intel has released what will be their last set of integrated graphics drivers (IGP) for Haswell-class processors on Windows 7 and 8.1. This includes Haswell Core, Pentium, and Celeron CPUs launched between late 2013 and early 2015. Windows 10 support will continue. This new version adds support for 3rd-party EDID utilities, meant for advanced users only. For average users there are a number of bug fixes. Enter here for more details and download links.

Voice drives new software paradigm

A great deal has been written recently on the growing importance of voice-driven computing devices, such as Amazon’s Echo, Google Home and others like it. At the same time, there’s been a long-held belief by many in the industry that…

Corsair K95 RGB Platinum Mechanical Keyboard Review

Corsair has upgraded its flagship Vengeance K95 mechanical keyboard with a new 'Platinum' version that purportedly takes performance to another level. Among its highlights are improved lighting and media controls over the K95 RGB, a detachable/reversible/magnetic wrist rest, strong aluminum frame, USB pass-through, and 1.2mm switch actuation.

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