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    Apple iMac with 5K Retina Display (2019): Tech

    Is America’s love of mobile apps and the Apple iPhone leaving room for the iMac, the universal computer that has firmly established Apple as one of the most iconic brands in the world?   The latest iMac update suggests that Apple knows that the iMac is still in a good place. The new model brings a pleasant performance improvement, but nothing more. The 27-inch version reviewed here (starting at $ 1,799; tested $ 3,449) brings the most advanced components to the sophisticated but familiar PC design that hasn’t changed much since 2015. This modern classic is the only option for macOS with a large screen all in one. Fortunately, it remains great. Enhancements all…

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    Asus ROG Strix XG32VQ: Tech

    As we expected from Asus’ Republic of Gamers product line, the ROG Strix XG32VQ ($ 699) gaming monitor is a first-class experience for hardcore gamers . This 31.5-inch panel is pleasantly curved, has a refresh rate of 144 Hz and uses the AMD FreeSync option to match the frame rate of your installation. The $ 499.96 XG32VQ at Amazon has many modes and features, and even a miniature joystick, to make the task of navigating on-screen menus much easier than on most monitors. In our gaming tests, it turned out to be smooth, showing both bright colors and ink-black. Thanks to its rich gaming, ergonomic and aesthetic features, as well as superior image quality,…

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    HP EliteDisplay S14 USB Portable Monitor :Tech

    The $ 219 HP EliteDisplay S14 has some impressive specs for a portable monitor. though the niftiest of all boils down to one letter: “C.” This business-oriented travel monitor has a full HD (1,920-by-1,080-pixel) native resolution , using a 60Hz panel with a 5ms response time. The listed static contrast ratio of 700: 1 is nothing to write home about, but it uses an in-plane switching (IPS) panel, not the lesser TFT LCD you might expect. And it’s powered — video signal and juice alike — solely by a USB Type-C port. If you have a late-model laptop that supports DisplayPort over USB-C, this is an ideal second-screen companion that will double your…

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    Dell OptiPlex 7760 All-in-One: Tech

    The two latest Dell OptiPlex All-In-One (AIO) devices for PC Labs have won the Editors’ Choice Awards. The latest Dell OptiPlex 7760 All-in-One (priced at $ 1,289; $ 1,983 under test) continues Dell’s dominant AIO desktop series. At roughly the same price as last year’s award-winning 24-inch model, the OptiPlex 7760 delivers a larger 27-inch display and better performance. The OptiPlex 7760, as we tested it, boasts an eighth-generation Intel Core i7 processor and sufficient 16 GB of RAM, and the entry-level Nvidia GeForce GTX graphics card is equipped with a 4K display. A compact chassis, great display, and high performance are smart choices for Windows-based creative departments that have little space. Thigh,…

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    Surface Studio 2: Tech

    Is the Surface Studio 2 screen good? Surface Studio comes with a 28-inch 4500 x 3000-pixel touchscreen.The screen is great for creatives and comes with Adobe, DCI-P3 and vibrant modes.The atypical 3: 2 aspect ratio is great for people who regularly work with multiple open application windows. The 28-inch PixelSense Surface Studio 2 display is one of its best features. The screen has the same resolution of 4500 x 3000 (192ppi) as its predecessor, which provides equally clear icons and text and is more than enough for large digital drawings or vector illustrations and design projects. When testing display with digital painting in Krita and 3D modeling in Blender, I found…