Archive | October 9, 2017

Microsoft almost made a bezel-less Windows Phone in 2014, and it looked great

Microsoft almost made a bezel-less Windows Phone in 2014, and it looked great

Microsoft almost beat Apple, Samsung, and Google to the punch when it comes to bezel-less, full-screen smartphone displays. Windows Central happens to have in its possession a rare Windows Phone prototype device, codenamed “Vela,” that was an early iteration of what would eventually become the uninspired Lumia 435. The device sports the now nearly ubiquitous […]

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The Best Qi Wireless Charger for iPhone and Android Phones

The Best Qi Wireless Charger for iPhone and Android Phones

After more than 100 hours of testing, we think Samsung’s Wireless Charging Pad EP-PG920I is the best Qi wireless charger for most people who have a phone that supports the Qi wireless-charging standard (which includes the latest iPhones and many Android phones). Although this Samsung model is not the absolute fastest wireless charger we tested, […]

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The Best Windows Ultrabook

The Best Windows Ultrabook

Ultrabooks are marvels of engineering: powerful laptops with long battery life wrapped up in thin and light packages. Even though almost all ultrabooks are good nowadays, only a few are great. After more than 95 hours of research and testing since 2015, we think that the Dell XPS 13 is still the best Windows ultrabook […]

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The Best Cheap Windows Laptop

The Best Cheap Windows Laptop

After researching nearly 200 inexpensive laptops in 2017 and testing four—on top of more than 100 hours researching and testing 16 more laptops in the past two years—we found that the Acer Spin 5 is the best cheap Windows laptop for most people. It’s significantly smaller and lighter than other laptops in this price range, […]

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