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Acer Chromebook Spin 11 Review

Acer Chromebook Spin 11 review

Acer Chromebook Spin 11 review

Acer’s Chromebook Spin 11 is a low-cost, convertible 2-in-1 take on Google’s easy-to-manage Chrome OS platform. Battery life is good enough and build quality is decent, but performance is lacking, the display is dim and dull, and input options are competent but don’t stand out.
Lenovo Yoga 730 13-inch review

Lenovo Yoga 730 13-inch review

Lenovo Yoga 730 13-inch review

Lenovo’s Yoga 730 is a minor refresh of its middling midrange convertible 2-in-1, the Yoga 720. The new model shaves off some millimeters and adds Intel’s 8th-generation Core CPUs, but takes a step back in its already mundane battery life. It maintains its position as a solid if an uninspiring option.
Razor Blade Stealth 2018

Razer Blade Stealth (2018) review

Razer Blade Stealth (2018) review

Despite the brand, and the looks of it, the Blade Stealth is not a gaming laptop. Instead, Razer has made a thin-and-light laptop that competes with the Dell XPS 13 and MacBook Pros of the world. But Razer has an ace in its sleeve. The Razer Core external GPU can transform this laptop into a desktop-grade gaming machine.
Alienware Area-51 R5 Review |

Alienware Area-51 R5 review

Alienware Area-51 R5 review

The Alienware Area-51 has always been a striking machine. With its angled edges and gently glowing LED lighting there’s just nothing else like it. The unusual design is typically paired with extravagant hardware and the Area-51 R5 is no exception. Let’s see what this thing can do.
HP Envy x360

HP Envy x360 15 hands-on review

HP Envy x360 15 hands-on review

Stylish, powerful, and refined, the Envy x360 15 could be a dream. It’s convertible 2-in-1 design that supports inking and and has powerful internal components including support for either standard Intel CPUs or an AMD solution with Radeon graphics. But a quirk or two have us worried it’s a nightmare instead.
Acer Switch 7 Black Edition review

Acer Switch 7 Black Edition review

Acer Switch 7 Black Edition review

The Switch 7 Black Edition isn’t your parents’ detachable 2-in-1. Acer squeezed a discrete GPU and innovative liquid cooling into the Switch 7 Black Edition for some light gaming in a tablet format. Did the company manage to maintain the format’s usual productivity as well?
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Falcon Northwest Tiki 2018 review

Falcon Northwest Tiki 2018 review

The original Falcon Northwest Tiki was one of our all-time favorite gaming PCs. We loved its compact form factor, powerful internals, and unique exterior design. That means the 2018 model has some big shoes to fill, let’s see how it stacks up to the latest and greatest gaming rigs.
Dell Inspiron 13 5000 2-in-1 review

Dell Inspiron 13 5000 2-in-1 review

Dell Inspiron 13 5000 2-in-1 review

Our Dell Inspiron 13 5000 2-in-1 examines a refreshed budget notebook that’s plenty fast but simply doesn’t last long enough on a charge.
Dell Inspiron 5680 review

Dell Inspiron 5680 Gaming Desktop review

Dell Inspiron 5680 Gaming Desktop review

If you aren't interested in building your computer, PC gaming can get expensive, but not so with the Dell Inspiron 5680 Gaming Desktop. Starting at just $600, it provides nearly everything you’d want in a cheap gaming PC. It has enough power to play modern games at reasonable framerates without breaking the bank.
Acer Nitro 5 Spin review

Acer Nitro 5 Spin review

Acer Nitro 5 Spin review

The Acer Nitro 5 Spin mashes together a distinct gaming aesthetic and entry-level gaming components with a convertible 2-in-1 design with pen support. Does it manage to meet the needs of both gamers and productivity workers, or does it call flat in meeting the needs of either?
Sparkmaker review

Sparkmaker review

Sparkmaker review

Sparkmaker is the most affordable SLA printer on the market right now – but is it worth the money? We took one for a spin to find out.
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Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 review

Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 review

Dell has a vision of the future of laptops -- and it’s the XPS 15 2-in-1. With an advanced new keyboard and surprisingly good gaming performance, the XPS 15 2-in-1 is a vision of the future.
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga review

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 3 review

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 3 review

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga is a premium 2-in-1 aimed at business users with specific tastes, but is a brilliant display and webcam privacy enough to beat its competition?
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Intel Hades Canyon NUC8i7HVK

Intel Hades Canyon NUC8i7HVK

The latest NUC, or Next Unit of Computing, from Intel’s lab once gain tries to make headway in the always competitive, and skeptical, world of PC gaming. Skull Canyon, the company’s last effort, was less than perfect – but the new backs up its cutting-edge Intel processor with AMD Radeon Vega graphics.
Zortrax M300 Review

Zortrax M300 review

Zortrax M300 review

Zortax’s M300 is a bigger, badder version of the company’s M200 printer -- but unfortunately the new version isn’t quite as polished when it comes to design and software
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (2018) review

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (2018) review

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (2018) review

If you like ThinkPads, you’ll love the 6th-gen X1 Carbon. But in spite of the things it does right, there’s still not enough here to win fans from Dell, Apple, or Microsoft.
Asus Zenbook Flip S 14 UX461UN review

Asus Zenbook Flip 14 UX461UN review

Asus Zenbook Flip 14 UX461UN review

Some people want their 2-in-1 to be thin, light, and work well as a tablet -- not necessarily to play their favorite games. The ZenBook Flip 14 tries to do both, but does it succeed?
LG Gram 15Z980 review

LG Gram 15 review

LG Gram 15 review

The LG Gram is a 15-inch laptop with a single claim to fame: It’s half the weight of its competitors. But is that a good reason to drop $2,000 on the Gram?
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Asus ZenBook 13 (2018) review

Asus ZenBook 13 (2018) review

Thin-and-light notebooks usually skimp on graphics performance. The Asus ZenBook 13 breaks that mold with a discrete GPU, but is that enough to give it an edge?
Robo C2 review

Robo C2 review

Robo C2 review

The Robo C2 is one of the most user-friendly 3D printers we’ve ever encountered, but its missing a crucial feature that it desperately needs.
Samsung Notebook 9 Pen review

Samsung Notebook 9 Pen review

Samsung Notebook 9 Pen review

Samsung is bringing the S Pen to its latest 13-inch 2-in-1, the Notebook 9 Pen, along with a suite of Samsung-powered software.
Samsung 860 EVO M.2 review

1TB Samsung 860 Evo review

1TB Samsung 860 Evo review

A good hard drive is usually forgettable. The only time it catches your attention is when it’s doing something very wrong, or very right. In the case of the Samsung 860 Evo, let’s just say it’s anything but forgettable.
AMD Ryzen 5 2400G & Ryzen 3 2200G Review fingers

AMD Ryzen CPUs With Vega Graphics Review

AMD Ryzen CPUs With Vega Graphics Review

AMD claims its latest ‘APUs’ are powerful enough to run with entry-level GPUs. That’s a tall order for a couple budget processors. Can they deliver, or are budget PC gamers in a bad spot?
Bitdefender Box review

Bitdefender Box (2018) review

Bitdefender Box (2018) review

The Bitdefender Box is a home router that’s also a home security hub, watching over not only PCs and smartphones, but also IoT devices. It’s effective and easy to use, but you must go all-in on Bitdefender’s software.
Dell XPS 8930 Review

Dell XPS 8930 review

Dell XPS 8930 review

We’re always looking for an affordable way to game. The Dell XPS 8930 is packing a GTX 1060 graphics card, meaning this unassuming desktop PC has a little more than meets the eye.
Samsung 860 Pro review

Samsung 860 Pro review

Samsung 860 Pro review

Samsung’s latest high capacity SSD leaked a bit ahead of schedule, but there’s more to the 860 Pro than its hardware and a hefty price tag.
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GeForce Now hands-on preview

GeForce Now hands-on preview

GeForce Now, Nvidia’s game streaming service, is now available as a free beta for PC and Mac. You can play games on systems that normally couldn’t – if you have an excellent internet connection.
Maingear F131 review

Maingear F131 hands-on review

Maingear F131 hands-on review

If you want a custom gaming rig, you probably want it to look special – and Maingear’s F131 might catch your eye. We went hands-on.
Intel Hades Canyon NUC

Intel ‘Hades Canyon’ NUC hands-on review

Intel ‘Hades Canyon’ NUC hands-on review

The first version, Skull Canyon, faltered at the starting line, but this year Intel is back with AMD Radeon RX Vega M graphics. Find out more in our hands-on.
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 3rd-Gen

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 3rd-gen hands-on review

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 3rd-gen hands-on review

Lenovo’s third-generation ThinkPad X1 Yoga looks a lot like the previous model, but it adds an HDR display to the mix.
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Razer Project Linda Preview

Razer Project Linda Preview

What if your smartphone could be your laptop, and the touchpad? That’s the idea behind Razer’s Project Linda.
Lenovo Miix 630 Review

Lenovo Miix 630 hands-on review

Lenovo Miix 630 hands-on review

The Lenovo Miix 630 is an $800 detachable tablet with a keyboard folio and stylus that promises 20 hours of battery life.
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Intel RealSense Depth Camera D415 & D435 review

Intel RealSense Depth Camera D415 & D435 review

Intel has entered the premium-webcam arena with an unusual offering, the RealSense D415 and D435 cameras — but there’s more to these cams than meets the eye.
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Origin Millennium gaming desktop review

Origin Millennium gaming desktop review

Origin has made some of our favorite high-end gaming rigs in the past. Let’s find out if the 2018 Origin Millennium puts another feather in its cap.