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Matthew S. Smith has covered PC hardware for nearly fifteen years. His work has appeared in dozens of publications including Digital Trends, Business Insider, Lifewire, and IGN.

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Ultrawide vs. dual monitors: Which should you choose?

Everyone knows that having more screen space is a good thing. The more important question is whether to seek a wider expanse with a single ultrawide monitor, or by using two screens side by side.

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Does your laptop feel sluggish? Try these 9 things before you give up

Don't ditch that aging laptop until you try these speed-boosting tricks first.

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Do you need an HDMI 2.1 monitor?

Computer monitors that support HDMI 2.1 are beginning to trickle into online retailers, but they're expensive. Do you need one?

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How Intel integrated graphics leveled up while you weren't looking

Intel’s Iris Xe integrated graphics offers surprisingly good gaming chops for thin-and-light laptops, without the cost or weight of discrete options.

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How to calibrate your monitor: An in-depth guide

Disappointed by your monitor’s image quality? You might be able to improve it through monitor calibration. Here's how.

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How to check your laptop's battery health

The obscure Battery Report tool in Windows can help you get hard numbers on your laptop's endurance, but you'll never find it if you don't know where to look. We explain all.

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4K vs. HDR monitor: How to choose

Should you prioritize the pixel density of 4K displays or the eye-searing brightness of HDR when you're shopping for a monitor? We explain everything you need to know.

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How to turn your iPad into a true laptop replacement

Can an iPad replace a laptop? Yes, of course—but it does take some effort, in both your setup and how you use your iPad.

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Are ultrawide monitors worth it?

An ultrawide monitor provides several benefits that enhance both work and play—but there are some drawbacks you should know about.

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HDR gaming on PC: Everything you need to know

Awesome HDR gaming is still difficult to achieve on a Windows PC, but it's not impossible—and the eye-searing visuals are definitely worth it. Here's what to pay attention to.

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Everything you need to know about HDR on your PC

High dynamic range (HDR) visuals look stunning when done properly, but getting HDR going on a PC is a lot more complicated than it is on televisions. We explain everything you need to know.

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How to enable HDR in Windows 10

Windows 10 supports HDR monitors, but you have to manually turn the feature on to get those luscious visuals. Here's how to do it.