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The best all-in-one computers for 2023

If you want a desktop PC without having to mess around with a separate monitor, an all-in-one PC is for you. Here are the best all-in-one computers you can buy.
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.
Dell XPS 15 9530 front angled view showing display and keyboard deck.

Against the Dell XPS 15, the Surface Laptop Studio 2 falters

The Surface Laptop Studio 2 seriously ups the performance -- on paper. That makes it a stronger competitor to the excellent Dell XPS 15, at least in theory.
Marvel's Spider-Man running on the Samsung Odyssey OLED G8.

MSI could be prepping next-gen OLED gaming monitors — and they look insane

MSI is working on a slew of new QD-OLED gaming monitors that are expected arrive in the coming months.
Photo of an HP Envy 16 laptop.

Does Dell or HP make the best 16-inch laptop? You might be surprised

The Dell Inspiron 16 Plus and the HP Envy 16 are both attractively priced 16-inch powerhouses. But the Envy 16 is a more elegant and configurable laptop.
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.
A woman speaking into the Blue Yeti X microphone.

This Blue Yeti microphone deal cuts 18% off the price

The Blue Yeti X microphone, a popular choice for Twitch streamers and podcasters, is available from Dell with a $30 discount that brings its price down to $140.
Photo of an HP Envy 16 laptop.

This midrange HP laptop beats the Dell XPS 15 in one important way

HP's Envy 16 2023 puts up a good fight against the latest Dell XPS 15, but the Dell is a more refined laptop that's more worth its investment.
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.
The screen of the 2021 MacBook Pro.

The Dell XPS 15 has one major advantage over the MacBook Pro

Both the Dell XPS 15 and MacBook Pro 16 offer exceptional performance, lovely displays, and great build quality, but which of these laptops is the better value?
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.
Apple MacBook Pro front view showing display and keyboard..

Why the Dell XPS 17 just can’t keep up with the MacBook Pro

The Dell XPS 17 and Apple MacBook Pro 16 are two of the best large laptops you can buy, but the MacBook Pro 16 has unrivaled performance and battery life.
The MacBook Pro with the default wallpaper, which hides the notch.

I’m a laptop reviewer, and these are the only laptops creatives should buy in 2023

Buying a laptop for creative work can be a daunting challenge, and so we've broken things down by listing the best machines you can find at various prices.
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano Gen 3 front view showing display and keyboard.

Why the Dell XPS 13 Plus still beats the latest competition in little laptops

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano Gen 3 is incredibly light and reasonably thin. But it looks stale compared to the ultra-modern Dell XPS 13 Plus.
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.
An opened Macbook Air M1 sitting on a table.

Why the M1 MacBook Air still beats the Dell XPS 13 in 2023

The Apple MacBook Air M1 presents a formidable challenger to the Dell XPS 13, long considered one of the best laptops on the market.
Asus Zenbook 14 OLED front view showing display and keyboard deck.

This is the only laptop to send your kid to college with

The Asus ZenBook 14 OLED offers tremendous value, as well as the performance, battery life, and display quality that college students will love.
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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.
The ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 10 laptop, opened with a colorful wallpaper on the screen.

Don’t just buy the latest version of a laptop. It’s not always worth it

Buying the latest generation of a laptop isn't always the best idea. Sometimes the changes are minimal, while the price on older models can be much lower.
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.
The Alienware QD-OLED monitor in front of a window.

How we test monitors

A good monitor can make using your PC feel like a whole new experience. Here's how we test monitors to see if they deliver the goods.
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?
Forza Horizon 5 on the Asus ROG PG27AQDM.

Asus vs. Alienware: a battle of OLED gaming monitors

The Asus ROG Swift OLED 27 and Alienware 34 QD-OLED are two of the best gaming monitors you can buy, but who claims the OLED crown?
Overwatch 2 running on the Alienware 500Hz gaming monitor.

Alienware just invalidated its own high-end esports monitor

Alienware has a new 27-inch monitor focused on competitive gaming, and it may invalidate its high-end, expensive esports display.
The 27-inch Dell S2721QS 4K monitor on a table.

Dubious Dell monitor ads turn into legal troubles

The Federal Court of Australia ordered Dell to pay customers who fell for misleading ads offering discounts on monitor add-ons.
Dell XPS 17 9370 front view showing display and keyboard deck.

Dell XPS 17 (2023) review: still great, but going a bit gray

The XPS 17 9730 isn't any faster than its predecessor unless you're gaming, and its design remains the same. It's a good laptop, but it's no longer a leader.
Dell XPS 13 9370 review | Lid and trim

The best Dell laptops for 2023: XPS, Inspiron, and more

Dell makes a bunch of great laptops, but picking the best Dell laptops isn't easy, Here are our favorites, ranging from gaming laptops to business notebooks.
Two people using the Dell 6K Ultrasharp monitor on a desk.

Dell doubles down on IPS Black, but where’s the OLED?

Dell has launched two new high-end UltraSharp monitors, but has been quiet on the topic of OLED mini-LED.
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Why new OLED gaming monitors still can’t beat the best from last year

A new wave of OLED monitors has shown up in 2023, but none of them can match our favorite OLED display from last year.
Dell XPS Desktop sitting on a coffee table.

Dell XPS Desktop (8960) review: a new performance class

The Dell XPS Desktop 8960 reaches a new level of performance, but it comes at the cost of flexibility that made last-gen's model so attractive.
Dell XPS 15 9530 front view showing display and keyboard deck.

Dell XPS 15 (2023) review: a great laptop starts to falter

The Dell XPS 13 (9530) upgraded the CPU and GPU, but left everything else unchanged. That makes for a lackluster update this year.
Desktop background on the Alienware 34 QD-OLED.

I love my OLED gaming monitor, but I feel like it’s gaslighting me

The Alienware 34 QD-OLED is still the best gaming monitor you can buy, and I'm happy I bought one. But the constant reminders of OLED burn-in are fatiguing.
Overwatch 2 running on the Alienware 500Hz gaming monitor.

Alienware 500Hz gaming monitor review: for the pros only

Alienware's 500Hz gaming monitor may not be the right fit for most gamers, but for the most competitive players, it's the best esports monitor you can buy.