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The MacBook Air on a white table.

If you buy one MacBook Air alternative, make it this one

At half the price of the MacBook Air, I highly recommend considering this alternative laptop before pulling the trigger.
The Falcon NW Talon on a table in front of a window.

Falcon Northwest Talon review: you get what you pay for

Falcon Northwest's Talon is a boutique gaming PC, now complete with the very latest and greatest PC parts.
The MacBook Air on a white table.

I’m worried about the MacBook’s next big rival

I've been rooting for the next big rival to the MacBook coming later this year. But I'm starting to worry I'll be disappointed.
Apple Mac Studio top down angled view showing side and rear.

Why Apple’s M3 Ultra could be an absolute monster

Apple's latest chip may use an entirely new chip architecture -- and it could be an absolute monster.
A logo of AMD's FSR 3.

AMD’s next version of FSR promises better visuals and support for Xbox

At GDC 2024, AMD has announced FSR 3.1, with a number of updates and improvements to its upscaling tech.
The MacBook Air on a table in front of a window.

Why you should buy a MacBook Air instead of a MacBook Pro

It's time to be honest with yourself: you're probably better off buying the MacBook Air.
The MacBook Air on a white table.

Apple MacBook Air (M3) review: don’t overlook it

With the inclusion of the M3, the MacBook Air remains one of the best laptops you can buy for the price.
A Wi-Fi router with an ethernet cable plugged in.

Broadband internet just got redefined — again

The FTC has released an updated definition for broadband for the first time since 2015.
Apple's 15-inch MacBook Air placed on a desk with its lid closed.

The MacBook Air 15 vs. MacBook Pro 14: the easy way to decide

Now that both models have the M3 chip, it's never been harder to choose between the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro.
The Dell Ultrasharp 27 4K monitor on a table.

4 monitors you should buy instead of the Apple Studio Display

The Apple Studio Display is a great monitor -- if only it wasn't so expensive. Here are some options you should consider first.
Cyberpunk 2077 running on the Asus ROG Zephyrus G14.

2 gaming laptops you should buy instead of the Razer Blade

The Razer Blade is an iconic line of gaming laptops. But there two much cheaper options you should consider.
Baldur's Gate 3 being played on the M3 MacBook Air.

Why gaming on the M3 MacBook Air has left me impressed

The M3 MacBook Air's biggest upgrade is its graphics, so I tried out a few games to see how it performed.
MacBook Air 2020

RIP to Apple’s most important MacBook

The M1 MacBook Air has been removed from the lineup, but let's look back at the laptop's important legacy.
An OLED HDR demo running on the Asus ROG Zephyrus G14.

Why this gaming laptop is the MacBook Pro’s biggest competition

There's no laptop quite like the 14-inch MacBook Pro right now. But this gaming laptop gets surprisingly close.
The back of the Asus ROG Zephyrus G14.

I can’t wait for ARM-based gaming laptops

It might sound ridiculous, but the idea of ARM-based gaming laptops isn't as far-fetched as it might sound.
The Dell UltraSharp 34 in an office in front of a window.

The new Dell UltraSharp 34 ultrawide is a productivity nerd’s dream come true

Dell's latest ultrawide UltraSharp monitor adds 120Hz to the mix, in addition to its IPS Black panel.
The side of the open Dell XPS 14 on a white table.

5 laptops you should buy instead of the MacBook Pro

There's no laptop quite like the MacBook Pro right now, but here are 5 alternatives that come very close.
The XPS 14 and MacBook Pro side by side on a desk.

I reviewed both the XPS 14 and MacBook Pro. They’re closer than you think

Dell's XPS 14 brings an ultramodern design, cutting-edge components, and more to the 14-inch laptop. But can it compete with Apple's MacBook Pro 14?
A top down view of the keyboard of the Dell XPS 14.

Dell XPS 14 review: getting past the red flags

The Dell XPS 14 has plenty of things working against it, but it's beautiful enough to justify its less practical aspects.
The back of the Surface Pro 9, with the kickstand pulled out.

The Surface Pro could finally live up to its potential this year

The Surface Pro 10 has a chance of finally being a true 2-in-1 without compromises.
Dell XPS 15 9520 front view showing display and keyboard deck.

The best 15-inch laptops for 2024

Today's 15-inch laptops are slimmer and quicker than their aging counterparts. Here are the top models for working, gaming, streaming, and any other task.
A MacBook Pro on a table in front of a window.

Apple MacBook Pro M3 Max review: delivering the goods

The MacBook Pro is Apple's most important laptop, and with the upgrade to the M3 Max, it's even more powerful.
A top down view of the keyboard and touchpad of the Framework Laptop 16.

Framework Laptop 16 review: unadulterated ambition

A laptop with expandable discrete GPUs feels like a dream come true. Does it live up to the hype?
Lies of P on Samsung's glasses-free 3D gaming monitor at CES 2024.

Glasses-free 3D gaming can be amazing — but only if it’s done right

I've seen two approaches to 3D gaming monitors, and one could take them to the next level.
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CES wasn’t ready for the Vision Pro

The Vision Pro is just around a month away, but CES didn't show many promising alternatives in the works.
The Razer Iskur V2 in a demo room.

I sat in Razer’s new gaming chair, and my back loved it

Razer announced the Iskur V2 at CES this year, and its new lumbar support cushion feels great.
The MSI Titan 18 open on a table.

Intel’s awkward transition year

Many of the most powerful laptops announced at CES 2024 won't use the latest Meteor Lake chips.
The Alienware 32 QD-OLED monitor on a stand.

Alienware 32 QD-OLED review: a showstopping monitor

When it comes to gaming, the Alienware 32 QD-OLED offers an unparalleled experience
HP Omen Transcend 14 sitting next to a window.

The best gaming laptops we saw at CES 2024

It was a lighter year for gaming laptops at CES 2024, but these are the ones that really popped.
The Dell XPS 14 on a table.

The best and most exciting laptops I saw at CES 2024

CES 2024 brought a host of new laptops across a variety of categories -- but these were the absolute best.
The two screens of the Zenbook Duo on a white table.

Dual-screen laptops is the idea that just won’t die

Asus has announced the Zenbook Duo, yet another attempt at nailing the dual-screen laptop design.
The ZenScreen Fold next to a laptop.

This OLED portable monitor can fold right in half

At CES 2024, Asus has announced the ZenScreen Fold, the first OLED foldable portable monitor.
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen 5 Hybrid.

This is the Windows/Android hybrid device I’ve always wanted

Lenovo's new ThinkBook Plus Gen 5 hybrid is half Android tablet, half Windows PC.
The Alienware 32 4K QD-OLED on a table with a game on the screen.

Alienware’s new second-gen QD-OLED monitors are stunning

Alienware has launched 27-inch and 32-inch QD-OLED gaming monitors, and they're really impressive.