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Corsair Voyager a1600 laptop sitting on a countertop.

Corsair Voyager a1600 review: a kitchen sink gaming laptop

Corsair's Voyager a1600 tries a lot of things, and some of them pay off. But the kitchen sink approach falls apart compared to other laptops.
The Dell Latitude 9330 open on a table.

Dell Latitude 9330 review: the executive suite

The Dell Latitude 9330 2-in-1 is a good option for business executives with big budgets, but mainstream users should look elsewhere.
Lenovo IdeaPad Duet 5i front view showing display and keyboard.

Lenovo IdeaPad Duet 5i review: Surface Pro on a budget?

The Lenovo IdeaPad Duet 5i is an affordable detachable tablet with entry-level components. It performs well enough and is a value as long as its price is right.
Intel NUC computer on a table.

Intel NUC 12 Enthusiast review: a gaming PC the size of a book

The Intel NUC 12 Enthusiast delivers much higher performance than its size would suggest, all while expertly handling heat and noise.
Asus ZenBook S 13 Flip front view showing display and keyboard deck.

Asus ZenBook S 13 Flip review: light enough for real work

The Asus ZenBook S 13 Flip is a strong competitor in the 13-inch convertible 2-in-1 market, offering a thin and light chassis with strong performance.
The Razer Blade 15 on a table with a game on the screen.

Razer Blade 15 review: say hello to HDR gaming on a laptop

The 240Hz OLED panel on the new Razer Blade 15 introduces solid HDR gaming to laptops.
LG UltraPC 17 front view showing display and keyboard deck.

LG UltraPC 17 review: a viable midrange machine for creators

The LG UltraPC 17 slots into a very comfortable spot among large-screen laptops, with performance and a display that's good enough for less demanding creators.
Nvidia GeForce RTX 4080 lays on a pink surface.

Nvidia RTX 4080 review: a great GPU where the math doesn’t always add up

Although the RTX 4080 is one of the most powerful GPUs you can buy today, it's tough to recommend sitting in the shadow left by the RTX 4090.
The Elgato Stream Deck +.

Elgato Stream Deck + review: the analog experience gets even better

Elgato's new Stream Deck + brings more than buttons to the table: it comes with dials and a touchscreen, enhancing the analog experience even further.
Acer Swift Edge front angled view showing display and keyboard deck.

Acer Swift Edge review: insanely thin, insanely light

The Acer Swift Edge SFA16-41 is a miraculously thin and light 16-inch laptop with a spectacular OLED display. But fitting everything in forces some compromises.
Acer 516 GE on railing outdoors at dawn.

Acer Chromebook 516 GE review: a Chromebook for gaming?

Google has partnered with companies such as Acer, Asus, and Lenovo to create the world’s first ChromeOS-powered cloud gaming laptops.
Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 front view showing display and folio keyboard.

Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 (9315) review: a cheaper Surface Pro alternative

The Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 9315 doesn't offer anything to recommend it over the Microsoft Surface Pro 9 except for its price, and that's not quite low enough.
Samsung Odyssey Neo G8 with an HDR demo on screen.

Samsung Odyssey Neo G8 review: the gaming monitor to beat

Samsung's Odyssey Neo G8 marks a new milestone with a 240Hz, 4K panel. Its fantastic HDR performance and vibrant colors are just the cherries on top.
The Elgato Facecam Pro.

Elgato Facecam Pro review: unbeatable quality and smoothness

Capable of 4K60 image capture, Elgato's Facecam Pro is a strong contender for the best webcam for content creators.
The ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 5 outside against green scenery.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 5 review: powerful, as always

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 5 meets its objective of being the fastest non-working ThinkPad, and it's a fine creativity workstation at a high price.
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen 3

Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen 3 review: a multitasker’s dream machine

The widescreen and dual-display Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen 3 is designed perfectly for multitaskers, but its performance holds it back with creative work.
The back of the Surface Pro 9, with the kickstand pulled out.

Microsoft Surface Pro 9 review: one step forward, one step back

Microsoft's latest Surface Pro 9 is still solid, even if it's steps forward aren't as obvious as they should be.
The Surface Laptop 5 on a table in front of a window.

Microsoft Surface Laptop 5 review: running to stand still

The Surface Laptop 5 ditches AMD as an option -- and the end result is a step back that puts it behind rivals.
The front of the HP Envy x360 13 on a table.

HP Envy x360 13 (2022) review: an incredible laptop value

The HP Envy x360 13 is a surprisingly affordable laptop given its excellent build, solid productivity performance, and good battery life. OLED is also a plus.
Intel processors next to each other.

Intel Core i9-13900K and Core i5-13600K review: Let the CPU battle begin

Intel isn't shooting to the top of the performance charts with the Core i9-13900K and Core i5-13600K, but it doesn't need to with the value these CPUs offer.
Asus Vivobook 17X front view showing display and keyboard deck.

Asus Vivobook 17X review: a large screen for cheap

The Asus Vivobook 17X sports a large 17.3-inch display and performance that's fine at its lower prices, but not so much at the $1,000 review unit pricing.
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p Gen 3 front view showing display and keyboard deck.

Lenovo ThinkBook 16p Gen 3 review: nice, but not enough

The ThinkBook 16p Gen 3 is fast enough, but it lacks polish, and its display won't please creators. It's nothing special and a bit too much pricewise.
Das Keyboard 6 Pro media keys.

Das Keyboard 6 Professional review: the best keyboard for professionals and programmers

The Das Keyboard 6 Professional excels at everything it aims to be and should be on your short list if you're a professional.
Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 GPU.

Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 review: the best way to waste $1,600

If you have $1,600 just laying around, the RTX 4090 is a game-changing GPU. Most people don't, which is where things get tricky for the RTX 4090.
Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 front view showing display and keyboard deck.

Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 review: departing from the formula

The Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 departs from the usual ThinkPad formula, but that's okay. It's a solid 16-inch laptop competitor with a lot of sustainable materials.
The Dell XPS 13 9315 on a table against a window.

Dell XPS 13 (2022) review: a true answer to the MacBook Air

The Dell XPS 13 has its aim sighted on the M1 MacBook Air and somehow manages to undercut it.
Intel Arc A770 GPU installed in a test bench.

Intel Arc A770 and A750 review: The right GPU at the right time

The Arc A770 and A750 are Intel's first gaming graphics cards, and they're sure to shake up the market at mainstream price points.
Corsair K100 Air gaming keyboard side.

Corsair K100 Air Wireless review: a great keyboard that’s too expensive

The Corsair K100 Air Wireless is an excellent gaming keyboard that's held back by a high price, loud keys, and a lack of a key switch options.
The faux-leather lid of the ThinkPad Z13.

Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 review: the ThinkPad, evolved

With its faux-leather lid and excellent battery life, the Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 is worth paying attention to.
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Asus Vivobook S 14 Flip review: a value-first laptop

Asus Vivobook S 14 Flip: for when you're looking for value first.
The ThinkPad X1 Nano Gen 2 open on a table.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano Gen 2 review: this tiny ThinkPad is still great

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano Gen 2 is small, powerful, and extremely well-built. It's aimed at business users, but it's good for mainstream buyers as well.
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X socketed into a motherboard.

AMD Ryzen 9 7950X review: Zen 4 strikes back

AMD is back in full force with the Ryzen 9 7950X, reclaiming the crown for the fastest CPU on the market.
The Lenovo Slim 7 Pro X open on a table.

Lenovo Slim 7 Pro X review: thin and really fast

The Lenovo Slim 7 Pro X is a thin and light 14-inch laptop with excellent performance and solid battery life that's also well-built and attractive.
Here's a closeup of the Obsbot Tiny 4K resolution webcam.

Obsbot Tiny 4K review: a well-designed and AI-enhanced webcam

The Obsbot Tiny 4K is a high-resolution webcam with a unique design that retains great 4K quality even while panning and tilting to track your face as you move.