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Avram Piltch
Avram Piltch, Online Editorial Director
The official Geeks Geek, as his weekly column is titled, Avram Piltch has guided the editorial and production of Laptopmag.com since 2007. With his technical knowledge and passion for testing, Avram programmed several of LAPTOP's real-world benchmarks, including the LAPTOP Battery Test. He holds a master's degree in English from NYU.
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Why I'm Waiting for the Next Generation of Windows ARM Laptops

Why I'm Waiting for the Next Generation of Windows ARM Laptops

Star Trek II, Mark Ruffalo's Hulk, Ms. Pac-Man. Sometimes the sequel is much better than the original. Let's hope that's the case with "always-connected" laptops, a new generation of Windows 2-in-1s t...

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Asus NovaGo TP370QL Review

Asus NovaGo TP370QL Review

One of the first Qualcomm-powered laptops, the NovaGo has long battery life and 4G connectivity, but weak performance and limited storage hold it back.

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Help Me, Laptop: I Need a Laptop for a 10th Grader

Help Me, Laptop: I Need a Laptop for a 10th Grader

When it comes time to buy a computer for your child, we have some advice. Don't spend too much money on a system they'll outgrow or possibly drop, but buy something that's appropriate for their age.Re...

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Kano Computer Kit Review

Kano Computer Kit Review

The Kano Computer Kit teaches serious computing skills, but is so entertaining you won't notice.

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Lenovo ThinkPad X280 Review

Lenovo ThinkPad X280 Review

Lenovo's ThinkPad X280 squeezes a gorgeous display and good keyboard into a compact package, but its battery life could be better.

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How to Stop Chrome from Reloading When You Switch Tabs

How to Stop Chrome from Reloading When You Switch Tabs

When you have a lot of tabs open, Chrome can be really slow. The situation is even worse when you change tabs and have to wait while the browser downloads the entire page from the Internet. Now, just ...

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Help Me, Laptop: I Lost My Microsoft Office Disc and CD Key

Help Me, Laptop: I Lost My Microsoft Office Disc and CD Key

If you want to reinstall an old piece of software, you usually need two things: the installation files and the product key. But what if your installer is on a DVD that's missing and you lost the paper...

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How to Configure Your Laptop: Specs That Matter

How to Configure Your Laptop: Specs That Matter

When purchasing a laptop directly from a manufacturer, such as Dell, Lenovo or HP, you often have the option to configure your system with your choice of CPU, screen, memory, storage and other key com...

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Anker PowerCore Speed 20,000 PD Review

Anker PowerCore Speed 20,000 PD Review

The PowerCore Speed 20,000 PD packs plenty of extra laptop power into a portable, affordable package.

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We've Changed Our Laptop Tests to Serve You Better

We've Changed Our Laptop Tests to Serve You Better

At Laptop Mag, our goal is to provide the most helpful, comprehensive product recommendations possible. Our notebook reviews have always been informed by our home-made, real-world tests, along with a ...

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Why 66 Percent of Laptop Screens Suck

Why 66 Percent of Laptop Screens Suck

In the past few years, we've seen laptops get faster, lighter and a bit cheaper, but unfortunately the majority of them still have the same ugly, low-res screens they had six or seven years ago. Accor...

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Most Business Laptops Still Have Horrible, Low-Res Screens. Here's Why.

Most Business Laptops Still Have Horrible, Low-Res Screens. Here's Why.

In 2018, you wouldn't expect to start a new job, be shown to your desk and find an electric typewriter sitting there instead of a computer. You'd be shocked if the IT staff handed you a gray-scale Bla...

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