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Alienware Aurora R16 sitting on a coffee table.

Alienware finally fixed the worst parts of its desktops

Alienware has totally redesigned its Aurora desktop with the R16, making it a much more competitive gaming PC in 2023.
The Expression Premium XP-7100 prints in excellent photo quality on any media.

You’d never believe photos this good come from a $150 printer

Epson's Expression Premium XP-7100 is a high-quality photo printer at a surprisingly low price, but does it offer ease of use and long-term value?
Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 sitting on a table.

Surface Laptop Studio 2 review: Microsoft’s latest is faster, but is it better?

Microsoft's updated Surface Laptop Studio 2 boasts better specs and performance, but it isn't the update we've waited nearly two years for.
Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 3 front view showing display and keyboard.

Outclassed and overpriced, the Surface Laptop Go 3 can’t play with the big boys

The Microsoft Surface Laptop Go started out as an attractive budget laptop. In its third generation, its price has creeped up and it's largely lost its appeal.
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 Gen 6 front view showing display and keyboard.

How much is too much? Lenovo’s spendy workstation can’t make the math work

The Lenovo ThinkPad P1 Gen 6 is an incredibly expensive portable workstation that doesn't offer much compared to laptops costing thousands of dollars less.
The Asus ROG Strix G17 playing Forza Horizon 5.

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

The Asus ROG Strix G17 shouldn't be among the best gaming laptops, but one configuration stands out as a supreme value.
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus front view showing display and keyboard.

Dell’s Inspiron 16 Plus lacks what creators want the most

The Dell Inspiron 16 Plus is priced like a premium laptop but built like a midrange machine. It provides good performance, but its display leaves me wanting.
Epson's EcoTank ET-8500 is a high-quality photo printer with big ink tanks.

Epson EcoTank ET-8500: a picture-perfect all-in-one printer

Epson says its EcoTank ET-8500 offers lab-quality photo prints and includes $2,000 worth of ink, so we put those bold claims to the test.
Starfield running on the Asus ROG Ally.

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

Asus' ROG Ally with the Ryzen Z1 doesn't hold up against even the Steam Deck, leaving it in an awkward spot compared to the competition.
Cyberpunk 2077 running on the Asus ROG Ally.

Asus ROG Ally (Z1 Extreme) review: Is it still a killer handheld?

Now that the launch dust has settled, Asus' ROG Ally has seen a lot of changes, and they aren't all for the better.
Brother MFC-J1205W INKvestment Tank printer is a small, affordable home office printer.

Tight on space? You still have room for a printer — if it’s the Brother MFC-J1205W

Brother's MFC-J1205W INKvestment Tank is a surprisingly compact all-in-one printer that fits on a shelf, but it isn't like other tank printers.
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen 4 front view showing display and keyboard.

An e-ink screen display is both this laptop’s superpower, and its Achilles’ heel

The Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen 4 is a highly innovative laptop that will appeal only to a select group of users -- and it's incredibly expensive.
Acer Swift Edge 16 front view showing display and keyboard.

Acer Swift Edge 16 review: a big display without the bulk

The Acer Swift Edge 16 is a fast 16-inch laptop for productivity users with a beautiful OLED display. It's incredibly thin and light, and it's nicely priced.
AMD RX 7800 XT and RX 7700 XT graphics cards.

AMD RX 7800 XT and RX 7700 XT review: the price is right

AMD's new RX 7800 XT and RX 7700 XT are solid performers, and they might finally be the Nvidia killers Team Red has promised for years.
The HP Color LaserJet Pro 4301fdw is sturdy super fast.

HP built an office-caliber color laser printer that fits right in at home

The HP Color LaserJet Pro 4301fdw is a speedy and reliable all-in-one printer with an eye-catching design and a user-friendly touchscreen.
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.
MSI Modern MD271UL monitor front view showing display and stand.

This 27-inch 4K monitor is an awesome, affordable choice for creators

The MSI Modern MD271UL is confusing to configure, but once you get it right, it provides excellent colors, brightness, and contrast at an affordable price.
Dell UltraSharp 38 Curved USB-C Monitor front view.

This monster Dell monitor does everything well, except one crucial thing

The Dell UltraSharp 38 Curved USB-C monitor has a long name, but it's worth it with a ton of connectivity and convenience. If only the image quality was better.
HP Envy x360 15.6 2023 front view showing display and keyboard.

With a big OLED screen, but low resolution, this HP 2-in-1 is an odd duck

The Envy x360 15.6 is an OK laptop with decent performance and battery life. But its old-school 16:9 OLED display isn't sharp enough. It just doesn't stand out.
Canon's imageClass MF275dw is a nice-looking home office printer.

It’s priced for a home office, but this Canon all-in-one prints like a pro

Canon's imageClass MF275dw is a speedy, black-and-white, all-in-one laser printer with a bargain price, but does it offer good long-term value?
Lenovo Slim Pro 9i 14 front view showing display and keyboard deck.

Lenovo Slim Pro 9i 14 review: We’re going to need more from mini-LED

The Lenovo Slim 9i 14 is a portable powerhouse with an elegant and solid design. But its mini-LED display is disappointing, as is its very poor battery life.
ayaneo 2s review portable pc 1 2

Ayaneo 2S review: Steam Deck rival is all power, no panache

The Ayaneo 2S might be the most powerful portable PC on the market, but that comes with some big compromises.
Hogwarts Legacy running on the Samsung Odyssey OLED G8.

Samsung Odyssey OLED G8 review: great against all odds

Arriving a year late and $500 more expensive than the competition, the Samsung Odyssey OLED G8 seemed doomed to fail. But it still stands out against all odds.
The ThinkPad X1 Nano on a table.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano Gen 3 review: tiny — and a little stale

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano Gen 3 is largely unchanged, with just an update to Intel 13th-gen CPUs. It retains its lightweight chassis, which is feeling dated.
Canon Pixma G4270 is a MegaTank all-in-one inkjet printer.

Canon PIXMA G4270 MegaTank: a long-lasting home office printer

Canon's PIXMA G4270 MegaTank printer promises long-lasting, low-cost ink and home office essentials. We check its speed, quality, overall value.
lenovo slim pro 9i review

Lenovo Slim Pro 9i review: upsized and powered up

The Lenovo Slim Pro 9i takes what's best about the Slim 9i and beefs it up, with a superfast CPU, a competent GPU, and a Mini-LED display great for creators.
dell inspiron 14 2 in 1 2023 review p1016531

The Dell Inspiron 14 2-in-1 is another budget laptop that falls short

The Dell Inspiron 14 2-in-1 provides competent productivity performance and great battery life, but its build and display quality fall short of the competition.
Craig Federighi introducing macOS Sonoma at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in June 2023.

macOS Sonoma public beta review: more than just screensavers

Apple’s latest desktop operating system, macOS Sonoma, has just launched into public beta. Should you install it on your Mac? Our hands-on review dives in.
The IdeaPad 14 on a table with the screen on.

The Lenovo Flex 5i falls into the common cheap laptop pitfalls

The Lenovo Flex 5i 14 has an attractive entry-level price when on sale. But in the reviewed configuration, its battery life, display, and build hold it back.
Alienware x16 hanging out of the backpack.

The Alienware x16 is almost my favorite gaming laptop. Here’s why it’s not

The Alienware x16 performs like a full desktop replacement, and it's compact enough that you could fit it in a backpack. But it still has some rough edges.
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.
Epson WorkForce WF-2930 is a low-cost, compact all-in-one printer.

Epson WorkForce WF-2930: a low-cost home office printer with a fax

Epson's WorkForce WF-2930 has an inviting price, so we checked if the quality good enough for your home office and explored long-term costs.
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?
Two RTX 4060 graphics cards sitting next to each other.

Nvidia RTX 4060 review: a lot of caveats

Nvidia's RTX 4060 wants to dominate the midrange, but it only makes sense if you need DLSS 3 and high ray tracing performance on your 1080p gaming rig.