Skip to main content

How to build a cheap VR-ready PC

Once you get past the sticker shock of a headset, the rest of the hardware you'll need for a basic VR rig is relatively inexpensive -- with one big exception.
Toshiba Z20T

Toshiba is getting out of the laptop business after 35 years

Toshiba has completed its divestment of its personal computing arm, Dynabook Inc., to Sharp.
Stock photo of Intel 9th gen core processor.

Upcoming consoles will use PCIe 4 before Intel PCs, and yes, it matters

Plagued with delays on the launch of next-generation technologies, Intel may have handed a win to consoles, giving AMD-powered systems a big advantage.
The AMD-powered Lenovo Legion 5 gaming laptop on a white background.

Lenovo doubles down on AMD Ryzen with new Legion gaming PCs

Lenovo is adding more AMD systems to its Legion gaming family. These affordable gaming laptops and a new gaming desktop all double down on the power of AMD.
hp refreshes envy and spectre lineups x360 15 header

The 5 best tech deals in the HP Memorial Day Sale

If you're shopping around for some new hardware for your home office, we've smoked out five of the best deals from the HP Memorial Day Sale right here.
tile finding technology coming to all pcs laptop

Tile is coming to future Intel devices, so you’ll never lose your laptop again

Thanks to a partnership with Intel, Tile's finding technology will soon be embedded in new laptops, helping make lost or stolen devices a bit easier to find. 
Coronavirus Simulation

How to help fight the coronavirus with your PC using Folding@Home

Folding@Home has been helping to fight some of the world's nastiest diseases for years, and now its crowd-sourced computing is tackling the COVID-19 pandemic.

So actually, PC gamers should just buy TVs now

CES 2020 brought a pair of 48-inch OLED displays, one of which even has G-Sync support. These televisions easily beat the image quality of gaming monitors, even those that cost several thousand dollars. Maybe PC gamers should just buy televisions now?
HP Envy Curved 34

HP Envy Curved All-in-One 34 review

If you think all PC workstations are doomed to the same boring design, be prepared to be blown away by HP’s gorgeous Envy Curved AIO 34. This all-in-one machine combines modern silicon options with gorgeous mid-century modern aesthetics, making it a focal point of any desk.
HP Envy 13

HP’s 72-hour flash sale drops price cuts on laptops, printers, and headsets

Now, in a flash sale lasting through 4:00AM on Sunday July 28th, HP is offering up to 61% off select laptops, printers, and headsets, including free shipping and easy returns, in addition to an extra 5% off select PCs and bundles with promo code, and an extra 10% off with the code BTSSTACK10.
Asus Zephyrus M GU502GV review

Asus Zephyrus M GU502GV review

Asus’ Zephyrus M GU502GV is a mid-range gaming laptop that looks like it could be your everyday machine. Its ninth-generation Core i7 processor and RTX 2060 graphics chip are promising on paper, but odd choices hold the laptop back. Read our full Asus Zephyrus GU502GV review.
raspberry pi 4 35 desktop pc screenshot

Powerful upgrades turn 4th-gen Raspberry Pi into a more capable $35 desktop

The Raspberry Pi 4 is not just an iterative upgrade from the preceding model -- it helps to transform this tool created for hobbyists into an even more capable and affordable desktop PC alternative. Starting at $35, the Raspberry Pi 4 comes with a more powerful ARM processor, more RAM, and more ports.
microsoft teams up with kano to create a diy windows 10 pc for kids

Microsoft teams up with Kano to create a DIY Windows 10 PC for kids

Microsoft and Kano have collaborated on a build-it-yourself Windows 10 PC aimed at making computing fun for kids. The Kano PC features an 11.6-inch touchscreen and attachable keyboard, and comes bundled with a range of software aimed at demystifying technology and making learning about it fun.
how much mac pro cost as pc hands on jc feat 2

This is how much Apple’s $6,000 Mac Pro would cost as a PC

Apple is embracing the tower design once again to create the most powerful Mac for professionals, and this year’s Mac Pro delivers with high-end silicon options, quad-graphics support, and more. Can a PC come close to what the Mac Pro delivers for $6,000?
apple new mac pro modular design pc motherboard

How the Mac Pro’s modular internals prophesy a new future for PC design

Apple's new Mac Pro upgrades the hardware for Mac desktop users considerably and has a number of unique features and options. As it has in the past though with its 'trashcan' miniature Mac Pro, could the new one inspire change in the PC industry, even if it's just the option of a cheese grater case?
lenovo qualcomm project limitless 5g pc 4

Lenovo and Qualcomm show off Project Limitless, the first Snapdragon 8cx PC

Lenovo is making a big bet on a 5G future for PCs. The company is partnering with Qualcomm for Project Limitless in a bid to deliver an ultra-fast Always Connected PC experience. Details were light on the project, but the device will use Qualcomm's Snapdragon 8cx processor and Snapdragon X55 5G modem.
high refresh rate pc gaming

20 million PC gamers could defect from PCs to consoles by 2022

As TV displays become better, consoles become more powerful, and more titles are available exclusively on consoles, an estimated 20 million PC gamers could defect from PCs to consoles by 2022, according to a report from technology marketing firm Jon Peddie Research.
Surface Pro 6 Review

Microsoft’s rumored Always Connected Surface Pro could emerge as a 5G PC

Microsoft is reportedly working on making bringing the Always Connected PC experience to a future version of its Surface Pro line. The Surface-maker is said to have working prototypes of its Surface Pro running on Qualcomm's ARM-based Snapdragon processor, rather than Intel's x86 architecture.
Lenovo Legion Y740 review

PC sales slide 5 percent in 2019 and they’re taking Apple with them

Overall PC sales declined nearly five percent in the first three months of this year, according to new research from Gartner, but it wasn't bad news for everyone. While Apple, Acer, and Asus, saw declining sales by up to 13 percent, Lenovo, HP, and Dell all increased their market share by notable margins.
alienware area-51m review

Alienware Area-51m review

The Alienware Area-51m is a massive gaming laptop that paves a new path forward for the brand. While it offers many old-school features, it also brings a new look and design philosophy that gamers will love. Our Area-51M review dives into the guts of this portable battlestation.
hp omen mindframe headset review  3

HP’s Omen Mindframe headset keeps your ears chill, but might leave you lukewarm

The Omen Mindframe headset uses HP's new FrostCap technology to keep ears cool during long gaming sections. While it has incredible sound and does an incredible job keeping ears cool, it forgets some of the bare essentials of a quality gaming headset.
best desktop pcs of ces 2019 digital storm aventum x

The 5 best desktops of CES 2019, for everything from gaming to graphics

With mobile chips announced by AMD, Intel, and Nvidia at CES this year, PC users may be tempted by the hype of more powerful laptops. But if you crave power, performance, and upgradeability, nothing beats a desktop. Whether you're a gamer or a workstation user, these are some of the best desktops that we saw at CES.
ASUS M70AD US003S review desktop logo

This mini PC from Asus packs Intel Core i9-9900K power in a tiny frame

Asus announced updated versions of its Mini PCs. The latest entry, the Asus Mini PC ProArt PA90, packs options for the newest Intel Core i9 Processor and promises all the performance and power that designers and content creators need in a PC, but in a stylish and small form similar to a smart speaker. 
intel nuc bean canyon review 8i7beh feat 2

Intel ‘Bean Canyon’ NUC Review

Intel’s Next Unit of Computing, or NUC, offers tiny desktops with performance that keeps up with much larger systems, and they’re even affordable. But there’s a catch. You must install your own RAM and hard drive. Our Intel NUC ‘Bean Canyon’ review considers whether it’s worth the trouble.

Microsoft’s Always-Connected PCs gets more powerful with 64-bit app support

Microsoft announced another major milestone for its Windows on ARM project. Now, with the launch of Visual Studio 15.9, developers can start creating 64-bit apps that will run on Always-Connected PCs. These devices run Windows 10 on Qualcomm Snapdragon ARM-based processors, rather than Intel or AMD silicon.
Razer Blade 15 Base model featured image

Razer’s most basic Blade 15 is the one most gamers should buy

Razer's Blade 15 is an awesome laptop for both gamers, streamers, professionals, and anyone else needing serious go in a slim profile, but its price is out of reach for many games. The new Blade 15 Base solves that problem with few sacrifices, and it's likely the one you should buy.

Snapchat finally comes to Windows 10 and MacOS, but it’s not what you think

Snapchat has announced that it is bringing a Snap Camera app to Windows 10 and MacOS. Not at all similar to its iOS and Android counterpart, the new app is all about integrating custom lenses with other video conferencing and social apps like Twitch, YouTube, Skype, and Zoom. 
nine games coming to xbox game pass in july

Consoling players: The Xbox Game Pass program is coming to PC

Microsoft revealed in a recent earnings call that the Xbox Game Pass subscription service would be coming to PC. It was previously one of the Xbox One's few exclusives. The program offers access to a vault of games, primarily from Microsoft, but with several third-party titles included as well.
Blade 15 [Fall 2018] Base Model

Razer Blade 15 gives more bang for your buck, adds ‘mercury white’ edition

Razer introduced a new base model of its popular Razer Blade 15 laptop; gamers looking to get their hands on great hardware, with an Intel Core i5 6-core CPU and Nvidia GTX 1060 GPU, at a lower price are now in luck. Otherwise, pick up Razer's new "mercury white" limited-edition PC.
Lenovo Legion Y730 15-inch Review

Lenovo Legion Y730 15-inch Review

Lenovo’s Legion Y730 15-inch is a handsome mid-range laptop that has the hardware credentials you’ll need to tackle modern games. The price and battery life, however, balance the laptop’s performance. Can it conquer competition from Dell, Asus, MSI, and many more?
Lenovo Star Trek Enterprise PC

Lenovo sets computer to stun, shows off Star Trek Enterprise PC

Lenovo unveiled Star Trek Enterprise designed PC at its Tech World Conference, packed with NVIDIA's latest next-generation GeForce RTX 2080 GPU and an overclocked 9th-generation Intel CPU. Packed with more than just a mere warp drive, the PC boasts impressive specs, RGB lighting, and a built-in projector.
xbox game pass compatible games halo 5 thumb

Never say never! Does new ‘Halo 5’ box art hint at PC release?

New box art for Halo 5: Guardians has been added to the Amazon website, and it appears to suggest that the game will soon be coming to the PC after nearly three years of Xbox One exclusivity. Halo 5 is one of only a handful of games that has not made its way from Xbox One to PC.
monster hunter world beginners guide  20180126125249

Slay creatures at high resolutions when ‘Monster Hunter World’ hits PC in August

Capcom will be releasing Monster Hunter World for PC through Steam on August 9, and those who pre-order the game will receive a few free bonus items. The Steam version will make use of the controversial Denuvo DRM software, which has caused performance issues in some other PC games.
A woman sits by a desk and types on a laptop that runs Windows 10.

How to download the Windows 10 April 2018 Update

The Windows 10 April 2018 update is officially here. The update brings new features, security enhancements, and updated privacy controls to Windows 10, with Timeline being the most notable addition. If you haven't downloaded the latest iteration of Windows 10 already, here's how.