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A top down view of the MacBook Pro.

Here’s why the new MacBook Pro was a no-show at Apple’s event today

The upcoming MacBook Pro update was a complete no-show at Apple iPhone 14 event today, but don't worry: it's coming soon.
The Lenovo Smart Glasses T1 on a head

The best tech of IFA 2022: AR glasses, killer gaming monitors, and more

IFA 2022 may have been a smaller show this year, but some exciting new tech was still able to take the spotlight.
The foldable Zenbook Fold 17 on a desk with its detachable keyboard.

Asus Zenbook Fold 17 review: a foldable PC, done right

The Zenbook Fold 17 might be the first PC with a foldable screen that actually makes sense.
The back of the Alienware x14.

Alienware x14 review: Is thinnest best?

With the Alienware x14, the company tries to make the case for an extremely thin gaming laptop. Does it work?
The XPS 13 with MacBook Air side by side

Dell XPS 13 Plus vs. MacBook Air M2: which is more cutting edge?

The Dell XPS 13 Plus and the MacBook Air M2 are two of the most advanced laptops ever made. But which is better?
The HP Z2 G9 Workstation standing up on a desk.

HP Z2 Mini G9 Workstation review: a serious Mac Studio rival

A PC that's both small and powerful? That's hard to come by, but that's exactly what the HP Z2 mini G9 workstation manages to pull off.
The edge of the Dell XPS 13 Plus' chassis.

Be honest. Your next laptop doesn’t need a headphone jack

Thanks to the Dell XPS 13 Plus, the debate over headphone jacks has returned. But this time, it's different.
The MacBook Air on a table in front of a window.

MacBook Air (M2) review: It’s what Apple has always wanted

The M2 MacBook Air is the laptop Apple has always wanted to make -- and in most cases, it's a rousing success.
Upgrading the Framework Laptop with the components on a table.

I upgraded my Framework Laptop’s CPU in under 15 minutes

With the upgrade to the Intel 12th-gen Mainboard, Framework's vision for upgradable laptops is being realized.
A top-down view of the Razer Blade 14.

Which gaming laptop should buy on Prime Day 2022?

Whether you're looking for something ultra powerful or ultra cheap on Prime Day, these are the gaming laptops to look out for.
HyperX Cloud Mix earbuds and accessories sitting on a table.

The absolute best tech we reviewed last month

Summer starts the season of new tech, and we got a big taste of that this June. Here's the best tech we reviewed last month.
Macbook Air (2022) sits on a desk.

Why the M2 MacBook Air is easily worth the $200 upcharge over the M1

Some say the M1 MacBook Air is fast enough. That might be true, but don't lose sight of just how good the M2 MacBook Air looks.
Acer Swift 7

These are the only laptops thinner than the M2 MacBook Air

The newly announced M2 MacBook Air is incredibly thin at 0.44 inches, but it's not thinnest in the world.
The internals of the old XPS 13 compared to the new one.

How the new Dell XPS 13 borrows phone tech for its radical redesign

The new Dell XPS 13 takes a radical approach to design, but most of the noticeable changes are under the surface.
MacBook Pro 13-inch M2

Apple upgraded its worst MacBook instead of just killing it

Apple has updated the 13-inch MacBook Pro with the M2 chip, even while leaving it with a chassis from 2016.
USB cable sticking out of the Arctis Nova Pro headset.

All the new tech that blew our reviewers away in May 2022

The best tech we reviewed in May includes a wireless headset, a fantastic 4K monitor, and an uncompromising gaming PC.
Someone playing the ROG Flow Z16 with accessories nearby.

ROG Flow X16 already looks like contender for best new gaming laptop

Asus has announced the ROG Flow X16, offering a mini-LED HDR display and up to an RTX 3070 Ti.
The ScreenPad Plus and keyboard of the Zenbook Pro 14 Duo.

Asus Zenbook Pro 14 Duo OLED review: Doing double duty

The Zenbook Pro 14 Duo has two high refresh rate screens, and the performance to back it up.
A glowing blue and purple on the LG C2 OLED.

All the new tech that blew our reviewers away this month

The best tech we reviewed in April 2022 includes OLED TVs, mice, a handheld gaming device, and much more.
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Razer Leviathan V2 review: A PC gaming soundbar done right?

After seven years of silence, Razer returns with a sequel to its forward-thinking PC gaming soundbar.
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Razer Blade 17 review: Pleasant, but not perfect

The updated Razer Blade 17 features the latest components and some slight tweaks to the design. Is that enough?
The Alienware QD-OLED monitor in front of a window.

6 tech products that rocked our world this month

We review a wide variety of products each month, but these six really captured our attention in March 2022.
The iPad Air attached to the Magic Keyboard.

The M1 iPad Air can’t replace a MacBook, but it gets close

Now with the M1 in it, can the iPad Air replace the MacBook Air? Maybe, but it depends highly on the apps you typically use.
AMD representative in front of a photo of the Ryzen 7 5800X3D.

AMD drops six new chips, reveals price of 3D V-Cache chip

In a Spring update, AMD has announced six new Zen 2 and Zen 3 chips, in addition to the availability details of the Ryzen 7 5800X3D.
Halo Infinite on the display of the ROG Flow Z13.

Asus ROG Flow Z13 review: A gaming tablet with guts

The Asus ROG Flow Z13 proves why a gaming tablet might be a good alternative to a gaming laptop after all.
The Alienware QD-OLED monitor in front of a window.

Alienware 34 QD-OLED review: The final frontier

The Alienware 34 QD-OLED is the first QD-OLED gaming monitor -- and once you game in HDR with it, you won't want to go back.
Apple Mac Studio desktop and Studio Display.

Has the Mac Studio replaced the 27-inch iMac? I sure hope not

Apple has announced a Mac Studio and Studio Display while discontinuing the 27-inch iMac. What's going on?
John Ternus introducing the new cooling system in Apple's MacBook Pro 14.

Why Apple skipped the M2 MacBook Pro at its spring event

The next MacBook Pro was highly rumored to launch at Apple's Spring event, but it was a no-show. What happened?
Lifestyle shot of Huawei MAteBook E. Prakhar working of it.

The best laptops of MWC 2022

Lots of new laptops were announced at Mobile World Congress 2022, including some stand-out new devices we got to spend some time with.
Chord Mojo 2 seen from the top down.

These 6 tech gadgets blew us away in February

From innovative wireless earbuds to high-end smartphones, these are the gadgets we reviewed in February that impressed us most.
The ThinkPad X1 Extreme, now in its 5th generation.

ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 5 adds 165Hz screen and RTX 3080 Ti

Lenovo has announced updates to various ThinkPad laptops, including its most powerful, the X1 Extreme.
Steam Deck being held in two hands.

The 4 biggest problems with the Steam Deck

The Steam Deck has received lots of praise from reviewers on its launch day, but the system is not without its issues.
Apple Mac Mini M1 sitting on a desk.

Why a Mac Mini Pro would be such a game-changer

Apple is rumored to launch an upgraded Mac Mini in just a couple of weeks. What will it be like?
The Dell XPS 13 open on a table in front of a window.

4 reasons to still choose a Windows laptop over Mac

The M1 has made the recent MacBooks hard to beat. But there are still plenty of reasons to consider Windows in 2022.