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Asus ROG Ally with the Windows lock screen.

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

Microsoft revealed a new Compact Mode to enhance the Xbox app on Windows, but the app's problems run much deeper.
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Best gaming PC deals: Powerful gaming rigs from just $750

A game playing on the Razer Blade 14 gaming laptop.

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

Intel Core i9-13900K held between fingertips.

I tested the Intel Core i9-14900K against the Core i9-13900K, and it’s not pretty

Intel Core i5-14600K processor inside its socket.

It’s the end of an era for Intel

Intel Core i5-14600K processor inside its socket.

Intel Core i9-14900K and Core i5-14600K review: a solid stopgap

Microsoft Surface Studio 2

The best all-in-one computers for 2023

HP Spectre Foldable PC top down view showing keyboard and dual display.

The HP Spectre Foldable perfects the formula of the foldable PC — almost

The Command Prompt on screen during Windows 11 installation.

This simple keyboard shortcut could save you when installing Windows 11

Alienware Aurora R16 sitting on a coffee table.

Alienware finally fixed the worst parts of its desktops

The Asus ROG Strix G17 playing Forza Horizon 5.

You can’t buy more gaming muscle for the dollar than this sleeper Asus laptop

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Asus’ ROG Ally Z1 is caught in no man’s land

Asus ROG Ally and Steam Deck sitting next to each other.

Asus ROG Ally vs. Steam Deck: here’s how they compare

Both versions of Asus' ROG Ally are here now, so how do they compare to the Steam Deck? We put all three devices head-to-head.
Cyberpunk 2077 on the Lenovo Legion Pro 5.

I review gaming laptops professionally — these are the only two you should buy in 2023

We review dozens of gaming laptops each year, and there are some great options. But these two laptops truly stand above the pack in 2023.
OMEN 40L Desktop GT21-1490xt gaming PC deal

Play Starfield and more: This gaming PC with an RTX 4070 Ti is $650 off

If you want to play Starfield, this gaming PC deal from HP is just what you need. Grab the Omen 40L with an RTX 4070 Ti for an incredible price today.
Lenovo Legion Tower 7i Gen8 side view of tower product image.

One of Lenovo’s bestselling gaming PCs is $840 off right now

This Lenovo deal offers a great discount on the Legion Tower 7i Gen 8 bestselling gaming PC, perfect for playing the latest games on high settings or above.
A person typing on a MacBook keyboard.

Here’s how to unlock a keyboard that’s locked

A locked keyboard can be a major inconvenience as we rely on keyboards to operate our PCs and laptops. Here's a guide to how to unlock a keyboard that's locked.

How to measure your PC’s power use, and why it matters

Prepping for an upgrade or fretting over your power bill? Our guide will tell you how to measure your PC or laptop's power use, and why it matters.
A closeup of a person reclining on a sofa, playing a game on Lenovo Legion Go while looking up at a virtual screen in Legion glasses.

Lenovo’s Legion Glasses promise big-screen gaming wherever you are

With Lenovo's Legion Glasses, portable gaming doesn't have to mean leaving the big screen behind. They also pair nicely with the Legion Go handheld.
The Hyte Y40 PC case sitting on a coffee table.

How to build a PC for Starfield

Is your PC ready to run Starfield? If it's time to upgrade or you're swapping from a console, here are some great builds to check out.
Doom Eternal running on an Alienware x14 R2.

Alienware’s x14 R2 might be my new favorite gaming laptop

The Alienware x14 R2 might be a somewhat iterative update to the company's highly portable gaming laptop, but it still clobbers the competition.
Intel Core i5-13600K installed in a motherboard.

Intel’s 14th-gen Raptor Lake refresh might be a major disappointment

Intel's upcoming 14th-gen Raptor Lake refresh might be a major disappointment, especially if a recent MSI leak is to be believed.
Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 sitting on a table.

AMD’s new laptop CPU is the fastest I’ve seen, but you shouldn’t buy it yet

We had a chance to test AMD's latest Ryzen 9 7945HX3D inside the Asus Scar 17, and although it's the fastest gaming CPU around, you shouldn't buy it yet.
The Asus ROG Strix Scope II 96 on a pink background.

Asus just embarrassed everyone with its new gaming keyboard

New gaming keyboards rarely move the needle, but the Asus ROG Strix Scope II 96 is an enthusiast keyboard that comes with a mainstream price.
The Hyte Y40 PC case sitting on a table.

I’m building a new PC — here’s how I chose the components for it

Picking the right components for a gaming PC can be a tricky process. Here are some of the most important choices you might have to make.
Alienware Aurora R16 sitting on a desk.

Alienware just changed everything you know about its desktops

Alienware is giving its flagship gaming PC a major overhaul, flipping everything you know about the company's desktops on its head.
Asus ROG Ally with the Windows lock screen.

A major Asus ROG Ally challenger could be in the works

A new report suggests Lenovo is working on a handheld similar to the Steam Deck and Asus ROG Ally.
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.
Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 sitting on a table.

It’s official — AMD’s best gaming CPU is coming to laptops

AMD is bringing its 3D V-Cache tech to laptops, arriving first in the monstrous Asus Scar 17 gaming laptop.
Asus ROG Ally connected to the XG Mobile.

I replaced my PC with the Asus ROG Ally. Here’s what surprised me

A clever accessory promises to turn the ROG Ally into a full-fledged desktop, but Asus' rose-tinted claims don't hold up to reality.
A hand grabbing a graphics card.

I’ve reviewed every GPU in the last 2 years — these are the only ones you should buy

Here are the only GPUs you should consider, from the prospective of someone who's reviewed all of them over the last two generations.
Ellie looking concerned.

How Intel could use AI to tackle a massive issue in PC gaming

Intel is introducing seven new papers to Siggraph 2023, which cover everything from path tracing on integrated GPUs to VRAM limitations.
RX 7900 XTX slotted into a test bench.

How we test PC components and hardware

There are a ton of options in PC components when building a new PC. Here's how we evaluate new products to see if they're the right choice.
All the components for building a PC ready to go.

These 5 PC building tips will help you avoid mistakes I’ve made

If you're getting ready to build a new PC, you need more than just a good set of components. Here are five things to keep in mind during the building process.

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