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Working from home brings its share of frustrations. A slow computer shouldn't be one of them. If you're still chugging along with a machine that's more than a few years old, it's a good time to consider an upgrade.
For starters, any new PC you buy will likely include a solid-state drive (SSD), which makes a huge difference in terms of boot speed and overall performance. You might also gain tools like a touchscreen, a digital pen, advanced USB ports and so on.
Because this is a convertible, that screen can rotate a full 360 degrees to provide a comprehensive tablet experience — complete with digital pen, something that's bundled here rather than an optional extra.
Other perks include a backlit keyboard, a privacy shutter for the webcam and Wi-Fi 6 (the latest and greatest version of the technology).
All this amounts to a system that should provide a fast, versatile work environment. This is without question one of the best laptop deals I've seen since Black Friday; it's well worth a look.
The United States is considering "investment support" of $4 billion for India on top of billions of dollars extended earlier, New Delhi said on Monday after the two sides signed an agreement to keep such money flowing. The U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) or its predecessor agencies have so far provided India with $5.8 billion, of which $2.9 billion is outstanding, for COVID-19 vaccine manufacturing, healthcare, renewable energy, financial inclusion and infrastructure. "Proposals worth $4 billion are under consideration by DFC for providing investment support in India," India's Ministry of Finance said as officials from the two countries met in Tokyo where their leaders will hold a summit on Tuesday.
Beijing warns that President Joe Biden's Taiwan policy will have "irredeemable consequences" for the China-US relationship if the United States continues down "the wrong path". Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin accuses the US of "covertly and secretly" supporting "Taiwan independence separatist activities". President Biden said Washington's "strategic ambiguity" policy on Taiwan remains unchanged.
India's Oil Minister Hardeep Singh Puri told the World Economic Forum in Davos on Tuesday that a crude oil price of $110 a barrel was not sustainable, as the world faces an energy price crisis which is contributing to rising global inflation. Oil prices have surged this year, with Brent crude hitting $139 a barrel in March for its highest price since 2008, after Russia's invasion of Ukraine exacerbated supply concerns. As countries around the world struggle with the impact of inflation on disposable income, India's Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal said on the same WEF panel that food inflation in the South Asian country was at a "manageable level".
A United Arab Emirates company signed a contract with the Taliban authorities Tuesday to provide ground handling services at Afghanistan's three airports, officials said, as the country seeks to resume international transit.
The head of Ukraine's poker federation Sergey Eifimenko says it is "hard morally to play poker" with "Russian bombs falling" but the two-time defending champions will aim to do their country proud at the Nations Cup this week.
A job crisis is looming for China’s youth as entry-level positions are disappearing across industries from tech to new energy vehicles amid the country’s rigid zero Covid-19 policy. Anecdotal evidence, local media reports and official statistics point to a rapid increase in the number of offers being withdrawn, a phenomenon only seen when there is a sudden and significant worsening of economic fundamentals. Jade Jiang, a native of south-central Hunan province and algorithm engineer who will grad
Hong Kong confirmed 251 coronavirus infections on Wednesday, including 28 imported ones, after 250 cases were reported a day ago. The daily caseload has been fluctuating lately, with Monday’s figures hitting a three-month-low of 190 infections, the fewest since February 4. Two more deaths were reported, ending a four-day streak of no fatalities. Health authorities on Wednesday identified one more infection tied to the latest outbreak at St Catherine’s International Kindergarten and Nursery at No
German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock says that China "must explain itself" after a media consortium published leaked documents which appear to show thousands of photographs from inside a system of mass incarceration, including many people from the Uyghur minority. "These images are horrific and disturbing and they confirm... that the most serious human rights violations are taking place in Xinjiang", Baerbock says.