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Windows 10 news recap: latest Surface devices don’t bode well with iFixit, Windows 10 “19H1” update to counteract Meltdown/Spectre performance hit, and more

Welcome back to our Windows 10 news recap, where we go over the top stories of the past week in the world of Microsoft’s flagship operating system.

Windows 10 “19H1” update will address performance slowdowns caused by Meltdown/Spectre mitigations

After the revelations of multiple security flaws in Intel processors, a number of patches, such as Meltdown and Spectre, were released to patch the flaws. These patches, however, delivered a performance degradation on some machines. Now, Microsoft says the “19H1” update for Windows 10 will address this performance slowdown.

iFixit gives the Surface Laptop 2 a 0/10 repairability score, just like the original model

Microsoft is still not pleasing iFixit, with its second incarnation of the Surface Laptop scoring 0/10 for repairability, the same score obtained by its predecessor.

Microsoft gets another low score from iFixit for Surface Pro 6

Following on from the Surface Laptop 2, the Surface Pro 6 doesn’t fare much better with iFixit, achieving a repairability score of 1/10.

The latest Chrome update leverages its PWA platform on Windows 10

Chrome 70 for Windows 10 brings Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) to the desktop in an easy-to-reach manner for the average user. PWAs with Chrome act and work like native apps, but secretly work in a cut-down browser window.

That’s it for this week – we’ll be back next week with more Windows 10 news!

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