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MSI RTX 4090 Suprim X on a pink background.

Why Nvidia’s 40-series GPUs will never be for me

Why Nvidia’s 40-series GPUs will never be for me

Nvidia’s 40-series cards are hugely powerful, but I’m keeping well away from them. From their size to their price tags, there are good reasons to avoid them.
Person using a gaming monitor.

Microsoft’s DirectStorage may improve loading times by 200%, but don’t get too excited

Microsoft’s DirectStorage may improve loading times by 200%, but don’t get too excited

Microsoft has introduced GPU decompression to DirectStorage 1.1, resulting in up to three times faster loading in games. There's a catch, though.
The Apple MacBook Pro 14 laptop propped up at an angle on a desk.

3 key things I want to see in the next MacBook Pro

3 key things I want to see in the next MacBook Pro

The next MacBook Pro is due for release any time now, and there are three important ways Apple can improve it to make it even better than its predecessor.
Das Keyboard 6 Pro media keys.

Das Keyboard 6 Professional review: the best keyboard for professionals and programmers

Das Keyboard 6 Professional review: the best keyboard for professionals and programmers

The Das Keyboard 6 Professional excels at everything it aims to be and should be on your short list if you're a professional.
An AMD RX 6000 graphics card with the Radeon branding.

AMD Radeon RX 7000 series: Everything we know about the RDNA 3 GPU

AMD Radeon RX 7000 series: Everything we know about the RDNA 3 GPU

AMD's next-generation Radeon RX 7000 series graphics cards are expected to usher in a new 5nm-based RDNA 3 architecture to drive insane performance.
Intel Arc A770 GPU installed in a test bench.

How much does Intel Arc cost? Arc Alchemist buying guide

How much does Intel Arc cost? Arc Alchemist buying guide

Intel Arc Alchemist graphics cards are out now, at least the A770, A750, and A380. Here's where to shop if you want to buy an Intel Arc GPU.
A pair of Alienware Aurora Ryzen Edition R14 Gaming Desktops.

This pre-built gaming PC from Alienware has a $450 discount today

This pre-built gaming PC from Alienware has a $450 discount today

If you want a mid-range gaming desktop at budget pricing, the R14 from Alienware is going for just $1,400 and is an absolute steal!
An open Dell G16 laptop with its lid open.

The new Dell G16 gaming laptop is still on sale post-Prime Day

The new Dell G16 gaming laptop is still on sale post-Prime Day

The G16 is the new budget gaming laptop from Dell, and right now it has a $200 discount.
Meta gave an example of what you can see when wearing a Quest Pro.

How long does the Quest Pro battery really last? Here’s Meta’s answer

How long does the Quest Pro battery really last? Here’s Meta’s answer

There seems to be confusion about how long the Quest Pro's battery lasts, with reports ranging from one to five hours, so we asked Meta, and here's the answer.
A hand holding the RTX 4090 GPU.

The RTX 4090 has already sold for over twice its retail price on eBay

The RTX 4090 has already sold for over twice its retail price on eBay

The GeForce RTX 4090 is the latest hot thing to get snatched up by scalpers and resold at exorbitant prices, sometimes as high as over $4,000.
The Lenovo Legion 5i Pro sitting at an angle.

This Lenovo gaming laptop with RTX 3070 Ti is over $700 cheaper today

This Lenovo gaming laptop with RTX 3070 Ti is over $700 cheaper today

The Lenovo Legion 5i Pro Gen 7, a gaming laptop with the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 Ti graphics card and 16GB of RAM, is on sale from Lenovo with a $710 discount.
The third-generation Lenovo ThinkPad T14 laptop on a white background.

This Lenovo ThinkPad laptop is more than 50% off — save over $1,200!

This Lenovo ThinkPad laptop is more than 50% off — save over $1,200!

The Lenovo ThinkPad T14 Gen 3, which features a 14-inch WUXGA display and 16GB of RAM, is on sale from Lenovo for $1,053 -- less than half its original price.
a blue computer screen with a human brain icon on it

This brain grown in a dish learned to play Pong in 5 minutes

This brain grown in a dish learned to play Pong in 5 minutes

Scientists at Cortical Labs have taught a horrifying mass of brain cells to play Pong.
Cyberpunk 2077 on the MSI Optix MPG 32 QD.

How does Cyberpunk 2077 run in 2022? Benchmarks, DLSS 3, and ray tracing tested

How does Cyberpunk 2077 run in 2022? Benchmarks, DLSS 3, and ray tracing tested

Cyberpunk 2077 remains one of the most demanding PC games available today. Here's how it holds up in 2022 with ray tracing, DLSS 3, and FSR.
The Ryzen 9 7950X socketed into a motherboard.

It looks like Ryzen 7000 isn’t getting much cheaper for PC builders

It looks like Ryzen 7000 isn’t getting much cheaper for PC builders

AM5 motherboards with midrange B650 and B650E chipsets are finally available, but the affordability many were hoping for hasn't materialized.
A Nvidia RTX 3090 Ti sits on a silver table.

Nvidia serves up a free 24% boost in gaming performance

Nvidia serves up a free 24% boost in gaming performance

Nvidia's latest driver update adds support for the RTX 4090, but it does more than that -- it boosts gaming performance across the board.
Render of an Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 graphics card.

Nvidia has a good idea to help you buy a new GPU

Nvidia has a good idea to help you buy a new GPU

The Nvidia RTX 4090 Founders Edition might be the easiest-to-order new GPU ever if you're part of a select group that gets priority access.
AMD Radeon RX 6900 graphics card hovers over an AMD red and black background.

This new leak spells bad news for AMD Radeon RX 7000

This new leak spells bad news for AMD Radeon RX 7000

A new leak suggests that AMD's upcoming RDNA 3 graphics cards lineup may not be as competitive as many have hoped.
A screenshot of Portal RTX with RTX on or off.

RTX-washing old PC games makes for an impressive tech demo, but not much else

RTX-washing old PC games makes for an impressive tech demo, but not much else

Nvidia is using nostalgia and goodwill to market its latest GPUs. But RTX-washing betrays the original games' intentions, and it needs to stop.
The new HP Spectre x360 16 in use on a desk.

Dell XPS 13 alternative: HP Spectre x360 is $350 off today

Dell XPS 13 alternative: HP Spectre x360 is $350 off today

If you want to grab an XPS 13 but it's too expensive, this HP Spectre X360 has many of the same specs and is much cheaper.
The Dell XPS 15 laptop sitting on a table.

Dell slashes $500 off the XPS 15 to compete with Amazon Prime Day

Dell slashes $500 off the XPS 15 to compete with Amazon Prime Day

If you're in the market for a new laptop, Dell may just have the Prime Day Laptop deal you've been waiting for. Check out the XPS 15 for $500 off today.
The lid of the Surface Laptop 5.

Why Microsoft Surface still doesn’t have a true answer to the MacBook Air

Why Microsoft Surface still doesn’t have a true answer to the MacBook Air

Microsoft's new Surface Laptop 5 makes improvements, but still feels a step behind the M1 MacBook Air.
The RTX 4090 and RTX 3090 sitting on a table side-by-side.

What power supply do you need for the RTX 4090 and RTX 4080?

What power supply do you need for the RTX 4090 and RTX 4080?

The RTX 4090 and RTX 4080 are fast but require lots of power. Here's what kind of PSU you'll need if you want one of Nvidia's top-end 40 series cards.
Nvidia logo.

Nvidia expands DLSS 2 support, but DLSS 3 remains elusive

Nvidia expands DLSS 2 support, but DLSS 3 remains elusive

New games are adding support for Nvidia's DLSS technology, but there are still few titles that will support DLSS 3.
The Surface Laptop 5 on a table outside.

Microsoft Surface Laptop 5 hands-on review: gain some, lose some

Microsoft Surface Laptop 5 hands-on review: gain some, lose some

The Microsoft Surface Laptop 5 adds Intel's 12th-gen CPUs and drops AMD's Ryzen processors while maintaining excellent build quality and aesthetics.
The blue edition of the Surface Pro 9.

Microsoft Surface Pro 9 hands-on review: different on the inside

Microsoft Surface Pro 9 hands-on review: different on the inside

The Microsoft Surface Pro 9 retains the excellent design and aesthetic of its predecessor, with an upgrade to Intel 12th-gen CPUs and a new 5G ARM option.
Anker Portable Charger, PowerCore III Elite 19200 cables, charger, and AC power adapter.

This portable charger can power a MacBook or iPhone and it’s 20% off

This portable charger can power a MacBook or iPhone and it’s 20% off

If you frequently search airports, hotels, or coffee shops for outlets to charge USB-C-connected devices, grab this Anker PowerCore portable charger deal.
iBUYPOWER Trace MR gaming Desktop next to keyboard and mouse side-on view

Save $150 on this gaming PC with an RTX 3080, 1TB SSD today

Save $150 on this gaming PC with an RTX 3080, 1TB SSD today

If you don't have the time or skills to build your own PC, this pre-built from iBUYPOWER runs both an RTX 3080 and a 12th gen Intel i7.
A hand grabbing MSI's RTX 4090 Suprim X.

The RTX 4090 is already sold out. Here’s how you can still get one

The RTX 4090 is already sold out. Here’s how you can still get one

The RTX 4090 is already out of stock, but you can still pick up Nvidia's latest GPU in several prebuilt desktop PCs.
Twitter's Community Spaces feature on a mobile device.

Twitter begins testing new Spaces functionality for Twitter Communities

Twitter begins testing new Spaces functionality for Twitter Communities

Twitter has begun testing its Community Spaces feature, which would allow Twitter Communities to host Spaces in their own Twitter Community.
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HP 2-in-1 laptop is $250 off in the October Prime Day sales bonanza

HP 2-in-1 laptop is $250 off in the October Prime Day sales bonanza

If you need a good business laptop that you can customize before buying, the HP Pavilion X360 is a good option, especially with its discounted price of $530
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Amazon’s Early Access Sale is home to an $80 Chromebook

Amazon’s Early Access Sale is home to an $80 Chromebook

The Acer Chromebook 512, which is powered by Google's Chrome OS, is down to a very affordable $80 on Amazon as part of the retailer's Prime Early Access Sale.
Microsoft Security logo appears in the corner of a scene with IT workers at computers

Microsoft just gave you a great way to fight Windows brute-force attacks

Microsoft just gave you a great way to fight Windows brute-force attacks

Windows is about to become more secure with a recent update from Microsoft that should block a large number of brute-force hacking attempts.
Dell XPS 15 9520 front view showing display and keyboard deck.

Save $500 on Dell’s XPS 15 MacBook Pro rival for Prime Day

Save $500 on Dell’s XPS 15 MacBook Pro rival for Prime Day

The Dell XPS 15, a MacBook Pro competitor, is on sale at $500 off from the Dell Black Friday Pricing Sale, which is a response to Amazon's October Prime Day.
Luke Larsen
Luke Larsen
Computing Editor

Luke Larsen is the Computing 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 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, grilling chicken wings, and endlessly tinkering with his pedal board.