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The 14-inch MacBook Pro blends incredible power with all the right throwbacks | CNN Underscored

CNN —   The new MacBook Pros are just as much a throwback as they are a giant leap forward. The latest 14-inch and 16-inch models revive the classic magnetic MagSafe charger, drop the Touch Bar for more physical keys and finally give you a healthy amount of ports again. These address some of the …

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Microsoft Surface Duo 2 review: A polished and refined dual-screen phone | CNN Underscored

CNN —   Polish and refinement — the two words to sum up Microsoft’s Surface Duo 2. After several days with this dual-screen phone, it’s clear that Microsoft corrected mistakes and listened to feedback with the Duo 2. The original Duo was a super-unique device that paired two screens with a hinge and ran a …

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Apple’s new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros are here — but should you upgrade? | CNN Underscored

CNN —   The new MacBook Pros are here, and they somehow make last year’s beastly M1 MacBooks look kind of modest by comparison. Powered by Apple’s new M1 Pro and M1 Max processors, the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros promise to deliver the best Mac performance ever while introducing some handy new design changes …

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Best MacBook in 2021: the best Apple laptop for your needs | CNN Underscored

CNN —   If you need a new Apple laptop, it’s a really good time to buy one. The latest MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Pro models use a proprietary chip designed by Apple — the M1— instead of the Intel processors the company has used for several years. In our testing, the M1 set …

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Which Microsoft Surface is right for you? | CNN Underscored

CNN —   Microsoft’s Surface lineup used to consist of just one or two models, and they were easy to differentiate. But over the years, the Surface line has continued to expand. For example, with the brand-new Surface Laptop Studio, Microsoft took a new — and successful — approach of re-creating what users loved about …

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Microsoft Surface Go 3 review: Is the cheapest Surface actually a good value? | CNN Underscored

CNN —   The Surface Go 3 is the latest entry-level member of Microsoft’s PC lineup, packing a full Windows 11 experience into a small tablet that can also transform into a laptop. But while the Go 3 is the cheapest Surface with a starting price of $399, it’s not necessarily a great value. This …

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Windows 11 review: Should you upgrade right now? | CNN Underscored

CNN —   Windows 11 is finally here, bringing the biggest update we’ve seen to Microsoft’s PC software in more than half a decade. It’ll give your computer a fresh new look, some new ways to multitask and chat with friends and a few performance enhancements for gaming. But is that all worth upgrading for? …

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All the best products we’ve tested in 2021 (so far) | CNN Underscored

CNN —   Throughout the year, CNN Underscored is constantly testing products — from coffee makers to computers to sheets to shower heads — to help our readers find the absolute best things. Our testing process is rigorous. We spend countless hours of research, consulting experts, reading editorial reviews and perusing user ratings, to identify …

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The best sales to shop today: Tile, Sur La Table, ThirdLove and more | CNN Underscored

CNN —   This weekend, you’ll find a deal on a Herman Miller Aeron office chair, a discounted Cocoon by Sealy mattress and savings on Tile trackers. All that and more below. Sur La TableSur La Table Spending more time at home means plenty of time to refine your culinary skill set and perfect your …

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