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The lid of the Lenovo Legion 9i.

Lenovo just made my favorite gaming laptop even better

At CES 2024, Lenovo is making the highest-reviewed laptop we used last year even better with an upgraded CPU and new dedicated AI chip.
A render of the RTX 4080 Super at CES 2024.

Should you buy the RTX 4080 now or wait for the RTX 4080 Super?

Nvidia just launched the RTX 4080 Super. But it will replace the RTX 4080 as the go to high-end graphics card?
Jeff Fisher holding the RTX 4080 Super at CES 2024.

Nvidia did the unthinkable with the RTX 4080 Super

We all knew that Nvidia would launch Super graphics cards, but the RTX 4080 Super still managed to surprise me.
AMD announces RX 7600 XT at CES 2024.

AMD just announced the graphics card everyone has been waiting for

AMD fans have been waiting for the RX 7600 XT for months, and at CES 2024, AMD finally made the graphics card a reality.
The HyperX Alloy Rise gaming keyboard.

HyperX just made your next favorite gaming keyboard

HyperX's new Alloy Rise gaming keyboard pushes into the enthusiast realm, and it might be the go-to gaming keyboard to buy in 2024.
HP Omen Transcend 14 sitting next to a window.

I tried the world’s lightest 14-inch gaming laptop — here’s what surprised me

HP claims its new Omen Transcend 14 is the world's lightest 14-inch gaming laptop. Here's what surprised me after spending some time with the laptop.
Lies of P on Samsung's glasses-free 3D gaming monitor at CES 2024.

Samsung has a 3D gaming monitor that doesn’t need glasses — and it actually works

Samsung has a new glasses-free 3D gaming monitor, and much to my surprise, it actually works really well.
Fortnite running on the Samsung Odyssey OLED G8 at CES 2024.

I saw the second generation of Samsung’s QD-OLED gaming monitors

Samsung's new QD-OLED gaming monitors manage to be even more stunning when you see them in person, and I can't wait for them to release.
Steam Deck held between two hands.

You just can’t kill the Steam Deck

We've seen a slate of supposed Steam Deck killers over the past year, but Valve's handheld remains the head honcho.
RX 7900 XTX slotted into a test bench.

Please, don’t buy an AMD GPU right now

There aren't a ton of rumors about AMD launching new graphics cards soon, but we still expect to see prices drop in the next few weeks.
An SSD installed in a PC motherboard.

SSDs are getting more expensive, but don’t panic yet

Following reports of SSD price increases, we're seeing the first wave of hikes in effect. It's not time to panic quite yet, though.
Controls on the SteelSeries Acris Nova Pro headset.

The 6 best Xbox Series X headsets for 2024

To get the most out of your Xbox Series X, you'll need a good headset. Our roundup of the best Xbox Series X headsets has options for any budget and need.
samsung odyssey oled gaming monitors 2024 ces g8 g80sd  3

Samsung’s new OLED gaming monitor might have a problem

Samsung is ready to reveal its slate of 2024 OLED gaming monitors, but they might face tough competition at CES 2024.
Windows 10 running on the Steam Deck.

PC gamers — Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 are officially dead

Microsoft may have ended support for Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 a while ago, but with Steam jumping ship, the operating systems are officially dead for PC gamers.
A screenshot from Star Wars Jedi Survivor.

PC ports need to be better in 2024 — here’s how

We saw several problematic PC releases this year. Here's what PC ports need to do to be better next year.
AMD RX 7600 on a pink background.

AMD might have a new graphics card next month, too

It's been quiet on the Team Red front, but a new rumor suggests AMD is prepped a GPU that could launch in just a few weeks.
The Corsair Steel Crimson keyboard sitting on a desk mat.

This stunning Corsair keycap set has one major problem

Corsair's new Steel Crimson and Steel Azure keycaps look stunning, but there's one problem that holds back their potential.
Horizon Zero Dawn on the LG UltraGear OLED 45.

OLED was the hero of PC gaming this year

2023 was a big year for PC gaming, but the biggest thing that enhanced my gaming experience was the introduction of OLED gaming monitors.
A hand grabbing MSI's RTX 4090 Suprim X.

I hope Nvidia never makes an RTX 5090

We'll probably see the RTX 5090 when Nvidia is ready to release next-gen GPUs, but I hope it doesn't repeat the mistakes of the RTX 4090.
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 playing Cyberpunk 2077.

How gaming laptops grew up in 2023

Gaming laptops have treated the display like an afterthought for years, but in 2023, gaming laptops grew up in a big way.
The LG UltraGear 45 monitor playing Resident Evil 4.

LG’s massive 45-inch UltraGear misses what makes 32:9 special

LG's UltraGear 45GR75DC-B brings the unique (and oddly popular) 32:9 aspect ratio below $1,000, but it trades a lot in meeting that price.
God of War running on the LG UltraGear OLED 45.

LG’s new 480Hz gaming monitor just changed the game

LG is getting ahead of the curve with a suite of new OLED gaming monitors, one of which can reach a staggering 480Hz.
The Intel logo on the Arc A770 graphics card.

Intel isn’t giving up on GPUs yet

A new slide reaffirms that Intel is still working on its Arc GPUs, and we could see next-gen Battlemage cards surprisingly soon.
Three graphics cards on a gray background.

The GPU shortage is over, but it’s still wreaking havoc

GPU prices have been stable over the past year, but the lingering effects of the GPU shortage are still in the air today.
The lid of the Lenovo Legion 9i.

This was the most exciting gaming laptop I reviewed in 2023

I review dozens of gaming laptops every year, but no laptop stood out to me in 2023 quite like the Lenovo Legion 9i.
The landing page for Steam Year in Review 2023.

Steam Year in Review 2023 is live — here’s how to see your Steam Replay

Valve has opened the doors on Steam Year in Review (formerly Steam Replay) for 2023. Here's how to see your stats for the year.
Kena Bridge of Spirits on the Samsung Odyssey OLED G9.

Intel is cooking up an exciting DLSS 3 rival

At Siggraph Asia 2023, Intel introduced a research paper that details an exciting rival to Nvidia's popular DLSS 3.
Cyberpunk 2077 on the Samsung Odyssey OLED G8.

A look back at the best (and worst) PC games I tested in 2023

I test dozens of PC games every year. Here are the most impressive (and the most disappointing) PC ports I looked at in 2023.
Someone using the Surface Laptop Studio 2 with Adobe Premiere Pro.

Here’s how to get the best performance in Adobe Premiere Pro

Adobe Premiere Pro can tax your PC, but with a few simple tweaks, you can optimize your performance so you can edit smoothly.
The OneXPlayer X1 handheld.

The first Core Ultra handheld gaming PC is already coming

We already have details on a handheld gaming PC sporting one of Intel's new Core Ultra CPUs.
Logo on the RTX 4060 Ti graphics card.

How I conceded to the RTX 4060 Ti

I recommended the worst GPU released this year to a friend who was building a PC, and he loves it. Here's why.
Someone smelling the fumes from the Steam Deck.

If I’m not supposed to smell the Steam Deck vents, why do they smell so good?

Apparently, you aren't supposed to smell the fumes coming off your new Steam Deck, but that probably won't stop me.
Intel's new Intel Core Ultra badge.

Confused about Core Ultra? We were too, so we asked Intel about it

It's the start of the Core Ultra era for Intel. What does that mean? We have all of the specifics for when you go to buy your next laptop.
A tray of Intel Core Ultra CPUs.

With the arrival of Core Ultra, a new era for Intel has begun

A few years after they were originally announced, Intel is ready to launch its highly anticipated Core Ultra CPUs.