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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 Deals in April 2019: Up to $250 Off  XPS, Alienware

Best Dell Deals in April 2019: Up to $250 Off XPS, Alienware

From its new Alienware m17 line to its award-winning XPS 13, Dell is slashing the price of some of our favorite laptops during its current sale.Through April 11 at 8am ET, you can use the following co...

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Out of the Box Tips: Set Up Your New Laptop Like a Pro

Out of the Box Tips: Set Up Your New Laptop Like a Pro

You pull your brand-new laptop out of its packaging and plug it in for the first time. Then you go through the Windows setup, and you're all done, right? Not really. Your notebook is not really ready-...

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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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How to Access the BIOS on a Windows 10 PC

How to Access the BIOS on a Windows 10 PC

Windows 10 gives you a lot of options you can configure directly within the operating system, but on every laptop or desktop, there are some settings you can only change in the BIOS (basic input / out...

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How to Reset Your Windows 10 PC

How to Reset Your Windows 10 PC

Windows 10 is prone to all sorts of issues, from the sudden disappearance of files to problems with installing updates. If your computer isn't running the way it should, giving you strange errors or p...

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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (2018) Review

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (2018) Review

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon offers the best combination of productivity, portability and performance of any business laptop.

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Dell XPS 13 9370 (2018) Review

Dell XPS 13 9370 (2018) Review

The Dell XPS 13 9370 offers strong performance, long battery life and a stunning screen in a chassis that's slimmer and more attractive than ever.

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HP Envy 13t Review

HP Envy 13t Review

The HP Envy 13t packs strong performance, long battery life and a fantastic typing experience into a lightweight and affordable package.

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

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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