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The MSI Cyborg gaming laptop on a white table.

Here’s what kind of gaming laptop $1,000 will buy you this year

MSI has previewed a new gaming laptop that hits the $1,000 entry-level price for Nvidia RTX 40-series GPUs.
The ROG Zephyrus M16 on a white table.

3 reasons why you should buy a gaming laptop in 2023

These three trends are making 2023 a great year to buy a new gaming laptop.
Steve Jobs in front of a graphic of a touchscreen MacBook.

It’s finally happening: Apple may reverse stance on touchscreen Macs

A new report claims that Apple is working on touchscreen MacBooks to launch in 2025.
The HTC Vive XR Elite on a white table.

Here’s everything I learned using the HTC Vive XR Elite at CES 2023

At CES 2023, HTC announced a new headset, the Vive XR Elite. Here's what I learned after trying it out myself.
Writing on a laptop screen with the MSI Pen 2.

MSI’s graphite-tip stylus can somehow write on both a screen and on paper

MSI has a new stylus with a graphite tip that can write on paper and on a screen -- without scratching it.
The two displays of the Yoga Book 9i on a table.

The best laptops of CES 2023: Dell, Asus, Lenovo, and more

CES is the biggest laptop show of the year -- and it's not close. These are the best laptops from CES 2023 outside the gaming space.
The zSpace stylus being used with the 3D screen on the ProArt Studiobook laptop.

This 3D laptop screen was the coolest thing I experienced at CES 2023

Asus put a 3D display into its latest ProArt Studiobook 16, and it totally blew me away.
The Razer Blade 16 and 18 in front of a window.

The most exciting laptop trends from CES 2023

These are the most exciting tech trends that emerged from the mountains of new laptops launched at CES 2023.
The ROG Zephyrus M16 at a demo table.

The best gaming laptops from CES 2023: ROG, Alienware, Razer, and more

With so many gaming laptops announced at CES 2023, it takes something special to stand out from the crowd. Here are the best we saw at the show.
The HTC Vive XR Elite without the battery cradle attached.

How the Vive XR Elite can do high-end VR in a half-pound headset

By being able to remove the battery, HTC's Vive XR Elite can do fully immersive VR in a half-pound headset.
The Razer Blade 16 and 18 in front of a window.

Razer Blade 16 and 18 hands-on review: not afraid to go big

Razer has announced two new gaming laptops at CES 2023, both of which are unafraid to go big to capture better performance.
The twisting hinge on the ThinkBook Plus Twist.

The ThinkBook Twist’s twisting hinge is either pure genius or totally silly

A laptop with a twisting hinge? Yup. That's what Lenovo brought to its lineup at CES 2023.
The ThinkBook 16p with the webcam attached up top.

CES 2023: Lenovo’s new ThinkBook 16p has a snap-on 4K webcam

Lenovo's new ThinkBook Plus Gen 4 comes with some handy attachments that connect via pogo pins.
The two displays of the Yoga Book 9i on a table.

The Lenovo Yoga Book 9i is the Surface Neo I always wanted

The Lenovo Yoga Book 9i is a new dual-screen laptop announced at CES 2023.
The keyboard of the ROG Flow X13.

The ROG Flow X13 redesign makes it even thinner, even more powerful

Asus announces updates to its thin-and-light ROG Flow line of gaming laptops, including the Flow X13, Flow Z13, and Flow X16.
Backside of the the Asus Zenbook Pro 16X.

CES 2023: The Zenbook Pro 16X is looking like a serious MacBook Pro alternative

At CES 2023, Asus has upgraded its Zenbook Pro lineup, including its flagship Zenbook Pro 16X OLED.
Alienware m18 laptop sitting on a table.

CES 2023: 18-inch gaming laptops are back, baby

Gaming laptops at CES 2023 aren't just more powerful than previous generations. They're much bigger too.
Screen on the Asus Zephyrus G14 gaming laptop.

The ROG Zephyrus G14 just got way better at CES 2023

The ROG Zephyrus G14 is a beloved gaming laptop, and at CES 2023, Asus brought one important update.
Nvidia's Jeff Fisher presenting its CES 2023 keynote.

It feels like Nvidia is gaslighting us with this ‘new’ GPU

Nvidia doesn't want you to remember that the RTX 4070 Ti isn't really a newly announced GPU.
The profile of the Razer Blade 17 on a table.

CES 2023: Razer teases Blade 16 and Blade 18, a return to large gaming laptops

Large gaming laptops are back in a big way at CES 2023, and Razer is getting in on the fun with the Blade 18 and Blade 16.
The lid of the Alienware x14 R2 against a grey background.

Alienware x14 R2 and x16 hands-on review: XPS gaming laptops?

Alienware's new gaming laptops, the x14 R2 and x16, bring elegance and class to another level, taking some inspiration from the XPS brand.
The Predator Helios 16 open on a table.

CES 2023: Acer’s redesigned Predator Helios 18 looks like a winner

Acer has completely designed its Predator Helios 16 and introduced a larger 18-inch model as well.
The Dell UltraSharp 6K monitor connected to a laptop on a desk.

Dell’s new 6K UltraSharp refuses to sacrifice pixel density for size

Dell has announced the UltraSharp 32 6K Monitor, a super-sharp new display with a built-in 4K webcam.
The Mac Studio and Studio Display on a desk.

Here’s why 2022 was such a disappointing year for the Mac

This year's lineup of new Macs saw Apple struggling to follow-up on the initial success of Apple Silicon.
Tim Cook Apple Unleashed

This was easily the worst Apple product of 2022

Apple usually aims to hit the mark of quality with its new product launches, but this one just felt downright lazy.
The Alienware QD-OLED monitor in front of a window.

Why the Alienware 34 QD-OLED was the most important monitor of 2022

Thanks to its incredible image quality and HDR performance, the Alienware 34 QD-OLED was the start of a great trend in gaming monitors.
The logo on the palm rests of the ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9.

The ThinkPad X1 laptop line embraces recycled magnesium and aluminum

Ahead of CES 2023, Lenovo has announced updates to its popular ThinkPad X1 line of laptops, with an emphasis on sustainable materials.
All the parts of the Concept Luna laptop laid out on the table.

Dell’s modular laptops can be dismantled in under a minute — no screws required

Concept Luna is Dell's project to create more sustainable laptops, and its latest evolution takes a huge stride forward.
Alienware 34-inch QD-OLED monitor

The most innovative monitors of 2022

Monitors had a big year, especially in the realm of innovative form factors and new technology.
asus ROG flow z13 laptop

The most innovative laptops of 2022

Of all the laptops that we tested in 2022, these three pushed the envelope the most by boasting an array of interesting and innovative features
The lid of the Zephpyrus G14 on a wooden table.

This killer Black Friday deal on an RTX 3060 gaming laptop is still available

The ROG Zephyrus G14 is $500 off in two configurations for Black Friday, and they've remained on sale throughout the week.
Two models of the Asus TUF Dash against graphics on a background.

This RTX 3070 gaming laptop deal for $1,000 officially wins Cyber Monday

This deal for the Asus TUF Dash includes an RTX 3070, 16GB of DDR5 RAM, and an expandable 512GB of storage -- and it's $500 off for Cyber Monday.
The gold MacBook Air M1's logo and keyboard.

Don’t get tricked by bad MacBook deals for Black Friday. Buy these instead

There are lots of bad decision to be made when it comes Black Friday MacBook deals, but don't worry, there are some good options this year too.
The OLED screen of the Razer Blade 15 on a table.

Why gaming laptops need better displays — not more performance

Gaming laptops continue to get more powerful, but what they actually need are more OLED and mini-LED display options.