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Stadium lighting on the Alienware x16 laptop.

This is the best Alienware gaming laptop you can buy

The Alienware x16 offers great performance, an excellent keyboard, and a relatively thin package that makes it stand out among desktop replacements.
A closeup of the Lenovo logo on the lid of a laptop.

The ‘AI PC’ is coming for you, whether you like it or not

Asus ROG Ally with the Windows lock screen.

‘Compact Mode’ can’t fix the Xbox app. Here’s what could

An Apple MacBook Pro 14 sits open on a table.

Why Apple’s subtle MacBook Pro decision makes me so happy

A slide from an Apple presentation saying "Dynamic Caching."

Nobody knows exactly how the M3’s Dynamic Caching works, but I have a theory

A 24-inch iMac with Civilization VI running on it.

Apple has everything it needs to dominate gaming — except games

Apple's M3 chip family.

The M3 is the most important chip Apple has ever made

iMac Pro

Everything Apple didn’t announce at its ‘Scary Fast’ launch event

A gaming PC with RGB synced lights running Apex Legends.

I made an entire PC build for the price of one Nvidia GPU

The WD Black SN850 internal SSD being installed in a PlayStation 5.

My PC died and I nearly lost everything. Here’s what saved me

Alan Wake 2 running on the Samsung Odyssey OELD G9.

Alan Wake 2 is proof that more PC games need a potato mode

A laptop and a camera on a table with a Qualcomm logo on the screen.

Hear me out — Windows on ARM could actually work this time

PC Gaming Monitor with LED Lights.

I tried 3 popular gaming headsets, and they all failed me

Are gaming headsets usually this bad, or am I just unlucky? In any case, I found a better solution.
Alan drenched in green light in Alan Wake 2.

Alan Wake 2 on PC is an embarrassment of riches

Alan Wake 2 is finally out on PC, and for as much of a PC tech showcase as the game is, it still carries a handful of issues.
Steam Deck with the Dbrand Killswitch case.

This is the one accessory every Steam Deck owner should buy

There are dozens of accessories to customize your Steam Deck, but if you're going to buy one, it should be Dbrand's Killswitch.
Logitech G Pro X mechanical gaming keyboard.

Why owning the best PC hardware didn’t make me a better gamer

It turns out that even with one of the fastest gaming PCs ever made, a fast mouse, a faster keyboard, and anti-lag technology, I'm still terrible at shooters.
The Hyte Y70 PC case with a touchscreen.

This PC case has a touchscreen, but it’s way more than a gimmick

Hyte's new Y70 Touch includes a 10-point touchscreen, but its advancements in case design are what make it truly shine.
AMD RX 7800 XT and RX 7700 XT graphics cards.

Why it’s a surprisingly good time to buy a GPU right now

If you've been thinking of buying a new GPU, now is the time -- but only if you know which models to look out for.
windows isnt future of handheld gaming pcs dt respec

Windows is holding back the future of handheld gaming

Handheld gaming PCs are getting increasingly popular, and although some rely on Windows 11, that OS isn't the future for this form factor.
Nvidia's RTX 4070 graphics cards over a pink background.

This underrated Nvidia GPU is still the one to buy

We have full product lineups from AMD and Nvidia now, and with the launches behind us, there's one clear GPU that stands above others.
Apple Vision Pro being worn by a person while using a keyboard.

Apple is repeating a major mistake from its past with the Vision Pro

Half a decade ago, the HomePod launched with a sky-high price tag and no cheaper option. Now, Apple risks repeating the same mistake with a different product.
The lid of Apple's 15-inch MacBook Air seem from above.

The MacBook boom is over

Apple has enjoyed three years of massive success for the Mac. But that surge has most definitely come to an end.
A game playing on the Razer Blade 14 gaming laptop.

Why I refuse to buy a gaming laptop, even though I need one

Gaming laptops can be great, but despite having some use for one, I still refuse to buy one. Here's why.
windows 11 taskbar third party app pinning

I love Macs. But here are 5 reasons I keep coming back to Windows

Windows 11 and macOS are the two dominant operating systems in use today. But Windows holds three times the market share. Here are five reasons why.
The AI features in Windows 11 for Teams

In the year of AI, is background blur really the best we can do?

2023 has definitively been the year of AI, but with a new generation of hardware promising AI accelerators, what will we actually use them for?
The Hyte Y40 PC case sitting on a table.

As a pro PC builder, here are 5 building tips no one tells you

You can dig up hundreds of guides on how to build a PC, but they don't cover some minor tips that are critical to keep in mind.
AMD RX 7800 XT and RX 7700 XT graphics cards.

Why AMD’s biggest competitor is no longer Nvidia

While the GPU market is split between AMD and Nvidia, the reality is that Nvidia isn't even AMD's greatest rival.
An Apple iSight webcam mounted on a computer monitor.

15 years ago, Apple killed one of its most beautiful designs

Apple’s stunning iSight webcam was killed off 15 years ago, and I’m still waiting for Apple to make something as pretty. Here’s why it was such a great device.
The Command Prompt on screen during Windows 11 installation.

This simple keyboard shortcut could save you when installing Windows 11

Windows 11 includes a ton of useful shortcuts, but what do you do when you're stuck in the installer? This shortcut can help you out of a bind.
Uncharted Legacy of Thieves collection running on Samsung Odyssey Neo G8.

4K gaming monitors are getting cheaper, but I still won’t buy one

Over the past couple of years, the prices of 4K gaming monitors have dropped dramatically. But you still shouldn't buy one.
Sony InZone Buds sitting among other earbuds.

Sony just made all other wireless gaming earbuds obsolete

Sony's new InZone Buds are the first true wireless earbuds that meet the bar for a premium, low latency gaming experience.
Hero art for Forspoken

I can’t get excited about AMD’s next version of FSR anymore

Nearly a year after it was announced, AMD's FSR 3 is here. But it feels like yet another promise for what the feature could be in the future.
new spatial computing gadget distance grab

I tried a gadget that could totally change how you interact with your PC

I demoed a new device that may bridge the gap between what you see and what you feel while computing.
The Samsung Xpress C460FW on the operating table.

I dismantled my 8-year-old printer to replace a tiny piece of rubber — and it was so worth it

When my 2015 Samsung laser printer stopped working, I turned to YouTube for the fix.

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