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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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Best Dell Black Friday Deals

Best Dell Black Friday Deals

Black Friday is almost here and for retailers and shoppers that means one thing — 'tis the season to save money. Dell has kicked things off with a series of deals leading up to the big day. Here are t...

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The Best Time to Buy a Laptop

The Best Time to Buy a Laptop

Nothing causes buyer's remorse quite like seeing the laptop you bought last month for $1,000 go on sale for $750. It's equally unpleasant to buy a pricey new Dell XPS 13 in November and then watch as ...

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Laptops with the Longest Battery Life

Laptops with the Longest Battery Life

No matter how stacked its specs are, a laptop is useless if it can't hold a charge. Fortunately, there are plenty of notebooks that go the distance. Using our Laptop Mag Battery Test 2.0, which involv...

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Asus Unveils Project Precog, a Dual-Screen Laptop With Built-in A.I.

Dual-screen laptops are the white whale that the tech industry has been trying to slay for a long time. We've seen a number of valiant attempts to make the concept work over the years, from the slide-...

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MSI Targets Business Users With Prestige PS42 Ultrabook

MSI Targets Business Users With Prestige PS42 Ultrabook

When you think of MSI laptops, you probably picture the company's powerful gaming rigs. However, the company that makes heavy-hitting notebooks with names like the Titan and the Dominator, is out to s...

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I've Tested Hundreds of Laptops. Here's Why I Bought a ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

I've Tested Hundreds of Laptops. Here's Why I Bought a ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

As the current editor-in-chief of Tom's Hardware and former editorial director of Laptop Mag (through April), I've tried hundreds, perhaps thousands of different notebooks in the past decade. But beli...

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Which Laptop CPU is Right for You?

Which Laptop CPU is Right for You?

A computer's processor is its brain, the component where most of the "thinking" happens. A faster CPU (central processing unit) lets you crunch spreadsheets, surf web pages, play games or edit photos ...

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Dell XPS 15 Gets Coffee Lake CPU Upgrade

Dell XPS 15 Gets Coffee Lake CPU Upgrade

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How to Share Your Screen in Windows (With or Without Internet)

How to Share Your Screen in Windows (With or Without Internet)

It's a common occurrence. You need to show other people the contents of your computer screen, but you can't necessarily have them look over your shoulder. There are several ways to screen share on a W...

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Help Me, Laptop: Can My Monitor Slow Down My Frame Rate?

Help Me, Laptop: Can My Monitor Slow Down My Frame Rate?

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Should You Buy a Kaby Lake G Computer? Here Are the Pros and Cons

Should You Buy a Kaby Lake G Computer? Here Are the Pros and Cons

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Lenovo ThinkPad E580 Review

Lenovo ThinkPad E580 Review

The ThinkPad E580 has strong performance and a great typing experience, at a price that even a new startup can afford.

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