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Luke Larsen

Luke Larsen

Senior Editor, Computing

Luke Larsen is a Senior Editor at Digital Trends and manages all content covering laptops, monitors, PC hardware, and everything else that plugs into a computer. Luke joined Digital Trends in 2017 as a native Portlander, happy to join a media company that called his city home. His obsession with technology is in observing the ebb and flow of how technological advancement and product design intersects with our day-to-day experience of it. From digging into the minute details to stepping back and seeing the wider trends, Luke revels in telling stories with tech.

Before working at DT, he worked as Tech Editor at Paste Magazine for over four years and has bylines at publications such as IGN and The Oregonian. When he's not obsessing over what the best laptop is or how Apple can fix the Mac, Luke spends his time playing designer board games, quoting obscure Star Wars lines, and hanging with his family.

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10 best laptops of 2023: tested and reviewed

Looking for the best laptops to buy in 2023? We've tested and reviewed top laptops, Chromebooks, and MacBooks to help you choose.
An Apple MacBook Pro 14 sits open on a table.

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

Apple has announced a new 14-inch MacBook Pro configuration that completely replaces the 13-inch model.
A stack of MacBooks is pictured from the top down.

Why the MacBook Air is still stuck on the M2

For now, we'll have to wait until the MacBook Air gets updated with the M3. Here's why.
Two MacBooks Pro renders side by side against a black backround.

I saw the new Space Black MacBook Pro, and it’s stunning

Apple has announced a new color option for the MacBook Pro, and after seeing it in person, I'm smitten.
Someone using a MacBook Pro on a table in front of a scenic background.

The M3 Max makes the MacBook Pro look like a nearly unbeatable laptop

Apple has announced a refresh to the MacBook Pro that makes it even more powerful and difficult to challenge.
Someone using an iMac at a salon.

The M3 iMac is here, but it’s missing its most requested change

Apple has announced the M3 iMac, but the anticipated changes to peripherals didn't end up panning out.
Logos for Apple's M3 chips.

Apple just did something unprecedented with its new M3 chips

Apple's new M3 chips are officially here, but they were announced in a way that Apple's never done before.
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

A few important announcements this week have convinced me that Windows on ARM might finally happen.
Apple MacBook Pro seen from the side.

Whatever you do, don’t buy a MacBook Pro right now

Apple may announce new MacBook Pros next week, and they're worth waiting for.
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.
Apple's 15-inch MacBook Air placed on a desk.

Why it’s still a good time to buy an M2 MacBook Air

It's still a good time to buy the M2 MacBook Air, even with the M3 update waiting in the wings.
Cyberpunk 2077 on the Lenovo Legion Pro 5.

Best gaming laptops in 2023: Razer, Lenovo, Asus, and more

Only a select few gaming laptops are worth your time. Here are the best gaming laptops we've found for 2023 after reviewing dozens of models.
The Surface Pro 9 in laptop mode on a table.

Surface Pro 10: here’s what to expect from the next generation

The Surface Pro 10 may be due out later this year, coming with one major change this time around.
A top down view of the Framework Laptop 16 against a blue backdrop.

As a laptop reviewer, these are my most anticipated laptops still coming in 2023

Now that we're over half way through the year, let's look at the most exciting laptops still to come in 2023.
The Legion Slim 5 14 on a desk with peripherals on it.

Lenovo’s new 14-inch gaming laptop beats the ROG G14 in one key way

Lenovo's new Legion Slim 5 14 Gen 8 has the upper hand on the fan-favorite ROG G14 with its OLED screen.
HP Omen 45L sitting on a table.

How we test desktop PCs

Here's how we evaluate desktop PCs, which are some of the most powerful pieces of tech you can buy.
The back lid of the Surface Laptop Studio.

The most powerful Surface laptop ever may launch later this year

Microsoft's follow-up to the Surface Laptop Studio may debut later this year with a much more powerful configuration.
The MacBook Pro on a wooden table.

Should you buy the M2 MacBook Pro or wait for the M3?

With the M3 chip on the horizon, is it worth the wait? Which MacBook Pro should you buy in the meantime?
Bing Chat shown on a laptop.

Bing Chat fights back against workplace bans on AI

Microsoft has announced a new version of Bing Chat to help protect data and secure chat history.
The lid of Apple's 15-inch MacBook Air seem from above.

There are too many MacBooks

With six different MacBooks now in the lineup, it's become more difficult than ever to make the right choice.
A behind the scenes shot of the cast and director Ron Howard for Solo: A Star Wars Story.

The 6 biggest mistakes in recent Star Wars movies and TV shows we can all agree on

Fans will never be happy with Star Wars, but these 6 mistakes from the past decade, from Solo to The Last Jedi, are commonly recognized as franchise blunders.

The easy way to decide between the MacBook Air 15 and MacBook Pro 14

The MacBook Air 15 expands Apple's lineup of the thinnest laptops, with a larger display for better multitasking. But how does it compare to the MacBook Pro 14?
The lid of Apple's 15-inch MacBook Air seem from above.

MacBook Air 15-inch vs. MacBook Air 13-inch: which to buy

The new MacBook Air 15 is likely to perform similarly to the smaller MacBook Pro 13, with comparable display quality. So the choice comes down entirely to size.
Apple Vision Pro has a digital crown just like the Apple Watch.

Apple may already be cutting back Vision Pro production

Apple may only be producing 400,000 units of its upcoming Vision Pro headset.
The keyboard and trackpad of the MacBook Pro 14-inch.

How we test laptops

Laptop reviews are only as useful as the trust you have for the writer and publication. Let us explain our approach.
Bing Chat shown on a laptop.

The best AI chatbots to try out: ChatGPT, Bard, and more

The rise of AI chatbots has been staggering to watch, led by ChatGPT and a host of clones.
Apple's 15-inch MacBook Air placed on a desk.

Apple MacBook Air 15-inch review: it’s not what you think

The 15-inch MacBook Air might have a small target demographic, but it's nearly the perfect laptop for them.
Dell XPS 15 9520 front view showing display and keyboard deck.

Dell XPS 15 vs. XPS 17: high-performance siblings duke it out

Dell has two high-performance mainstream laptops: The XPS 15 and XPS 17. They look similar, but there are some important differences between the two models.
A top down view of the Dell XPS 13 Plus' keyboard.

Dell XPS 13 Plus review: extra, in a good way

The Dell XPS 13 Plus is the kind of laptop that'll cause head turns and double-takes, but is it a laptop you should actually buy?
Apple's 15-inch MacBook Air on a desk, with macOS Sonoma running on its display.

MacBooks may finally catch up to Windows laptops in this one important way

A new patent says that one of the biggest missing features on MacBooks might finally make an appearance.
A stack of MacBooks is pictured from the top down.

There’s a MacBook that Apple has no right to continue selling

Apple has a brand new 15-inch MacBook Air, and yet, it's still selling a much worse MacBook for the same price.
Someone using the Razer Blade 14 on a table.

One of the most ambitious gaming laptops just got even better

Razer has announced an update to the Blade 14, now coming with up to a Ryzen 9 7940HS chip and RTX 4070 GPU.
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The rest of Apple’s 2023 Mac lineup is starting to look strange

When you look at all the Macs that might launch later this year, it's a bit unclear how Apple is going to conclude the year.
A screenshot of Windows Copilot being used in the sidebar.

Will Windows AI Copilot be the ultimate PC accessibility tool?

Microsoft has announced the Windows Copilot at Build 2023, and it may end up being a valuable accessibility tool.