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Horizon Zero Dawn running on the Lenovo Legion Go,

Why the latest rival handheld still can’t beat the ROG Ally

The Lenovo Legion Go is one of the most impressive handhelds we've seen, but further testing reveals it exhibits some strange behavior compared to the ROG Ally.
Intel's 14900K CPU socketed in a motherboard.

Upgrade your PC or start from scratch? Here’s our definitive guide on the question

If your PC isn't cutting it anymore, it might be time to upgrade. But should you start from scratch or replace certain components? Let's find out.
A typo on the Asus ROG Maximus Z790 motherboard.

A typo is ruining this $700 Asus motherboard — but there’s a fix

Weeks after the motherboard released, users are discovering that the Asus ROG Maximus Z790 EVA-02 motherboard features an embarrassing spelling mistake.
Two RTX 4060 graphics cards stacked on top of each other.

Don’t waste your money. These are the best GPUs to buy on a budget

GPUs continue to get expensive, but the best budget GPUs still deliver excellent performance at a reasonable price.
The HP Omen 16 gaming laptop on a desk.

The HP Omen 16 is an unfortunate pricing mishap

The HP Omen 16 is a solid performer, but it doesn't manage to balance premium price with equally premium features.
Intel's 14900K CPU socketed in a motherboard.

I tested Intel’s new overclocking tool, and it does AI all wrong

Intel's new AI Assist feature, which promises higher overclocking performance with the touch of a button, doesn't seem to be doing much.
Intel Arc A770 GPU installed in a test bench.

Intel’s next-gen GPUs are its first real shot at being the best

Intel has slowly been building a foundation for its next-gen Battlemage GPUs, which provide its first real shot at budget-minded PC gamers.
A closeup of the Lenovo logo on the lid of a laptop.

The ‘AI PC’ is coming for you, whether you like it or not

Executives from Lenovo and AMD give their thoughts on what defines an AI PC and how soon consumers can see it on the market.
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.
A game playing on the Razer Blade 14 gaming laptop.

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

Gaming laptops can be great, but despite having some use for one, I still refuse to buy one. Here's why.
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's new Core i9-14900K is the fastest desktop CPU from Team Blue, but is it worth upgrading from the Core i9-13900K? We break down the differences.
Intel Core i5-14600K processor inside its socket.

It’s the end of an era for Intel

After 15 years with the same branding, the launch of the Core i9-14900K and Core i5-14600K mark 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

Intel's new Core i9-14900K and Core i5-14600K close the gap with the competition from AMD, but they provide little reason to jump ship.
Microsoft Surface Studio 2

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.
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 HP Spectre Foldable PC is one of the most innovative laptops around, with a quality build and great attention to detail. But it's incredibly expensive.
The Command Prompt on screen during Windows 11 installation.

This simple keyboard shortcut could save you when installing Windows 11

Windows 11 includes a ton of useful shortcuts, but what do you do when you're stuck in the installer? This shortcut can help you out of a bind.
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 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.
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 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.
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.