Sluggish laptop? Try these 9 things before you give up. DDR5, PC’s next–gen memory, explained. Windows 11 to launch October 5. Dell XPS 17 Review. How to secure your home Wi-Fi network and router. Read the October issue of PCWorld today!
Windows 11 to launch on October 5 • The start of an exciting fall for PC users.
Intel’s radical new Alder Lake CPUs were built for Windows 11 • They were designed specifically with Windows 11 in mind.
Unpatched Office attack reminds us: Don’t click on risky docs • An attacker will have to convince you to click on the document as well as turn off Protected View.
How Windows 11 will speed up your slow PC • If your PC feels faster, is it faster? That’s Windows 11’s aim with some smart under-the-hood tweaks.
Your big-screen laptop may be smaller than you think • How we measure laptop screens needs to change.
8 new Windows 11 features we didn’t expect • It appears Windows 11 will have a lot to offer when it ships late this year.
Beware this new phishing attack that’s after your passwords! • That email link might not send you where you expect.
These core apps look very different in Windows 11 • Most of the Windows apps are simply being updated to look like Windows 11. But some are receiving new features, too.
Dell XPS 17: The ultimate content creation laptop • With a giant screen and thin profile, the Dell XPS 17 is perfectly built for content creators on the go.
Crucial P5 Plus: A fast PCIe 4 SSD with tough competition • This follow-on to the affordable and speedy P5 is (slightly) faster and supports PCIe 4, but it’s also significantly pricier.
Mullvad VPN: Our favorite ultra-private VPN gets even better • Mullvad adds a few useful extras, as well as a big expansion of its network of servers.
Acer Swift X: A rare ultraportable laptop with bite • It stumbles in some fit-and-finish details, however.
GameSir GK300: Wireless mechanical keyboard goodness, just not for gaming • A removable wrist rest, backlighting, and a full-size layout help this wireless mechanical keyboard stand out.
Gateway 15.6-inch Ultra Slim Notebook: Big screen on a budget • Getting a 15.6-inch display at this price is nice, but there are trade-offs.
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.
WHAT IS DDR5? THE PC’S NEXT–GEN MEMORY, EXPLAINED • EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE PC’S NEXT RAM STANDARD.
How to secure your home Wi-Fi network and router • Make sure what happens on your network stays private on your network.
How to keep your gaming PC cool for best performance • Keep your PC cool with these tips on how to lower the temperature.
Buying a mechanical keyboard? Consider these 6 points of caution • Mechanical keyboards make for better gaming and more satisfying typing, but don’t go in blind.
4 killer tab search tricks for Chrome and Microsoft Edge • Before you open yet another browser tab, try these tools instead.
TechSpotlight • A video showcase of the latest trends