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Recent articles by Dan:

Hands-On With the MacBook Air 15-Inch

The biggest MacBook Air is a welcome upgrade for older eyes like mine. → Read More

MacBook Air 15-Inch: Apple Just Announced Its Biggest Air Ever

Finally, the 15-inch MacBook Air I've been waiting for. → Read More

Hands-On With Apple's Logic Pro for iPad

Make music on the go with the new iPad version of Apple’s professional audio app. → Read More

The Case for a 15-Inch MacBook Air

Commentary: Apple doesn't currently offer a 15-inch laptop, and hasn't had a different MacBook Air size since 2016. → Read More

Asus ROG Ally Review: Handheld Gaming, Windows-Style

Asus takes on the Steam Deck with a Windows-based gaming device that makes big leaps in hardware, but the Ally's software and UI have room to grow. → Read More

Dell XPS 15 2023 Review: A Creator's Laptop With Stealth Gaming Chops

This slim 15-inch Windows-based MacBook Pro competitor, with its Nvidia 4070 GPU, is a great way to mix work and fun. → Read More

Here Are the Best Game Subscription Services

Every gaming platform has monthly game subscriptions, from Xbox Game Pass to PlayStation Plus. → Read More

Will Star Wars: Jedi Survivor Run on Your PC?

The new EA action game has some hefty system requirements for your gaming laptop or desktop. → Read More

Asus ROG Ally Hands-On: Handheld PC Gaming Reimagined

The Ally is lighter than the Steam Deck, with a better screen, and it runs Windows 11 out of the box. → Read More

Will Diablo 4 Run on Your PC?

Laptop, Mac or Steam Deck -- here's which computer platforms you can play Diablo 4 on. → Read More

Best Battery Life Laptop 2023

For traveling or just staying unplugged, these are the longest-lasting laptops you can buy right now, as tested by our experts. → Read More

Alienware m18 Review: A Big and Bold Gaming Beast

It's not the only 18-inch gaming laptop of 2023, but so far it's the most powerful. → Read More

Will the Diablo IV Beta Run on Your PC?

Laptop, Mac or Steam Deck, here's which computer platforms you can play Diablo IV on. → Read More

Steam Deck Evolves: Valve's Portable Gaming PC, One Year Later

Thanks to a steady stream of software updates and strong support from game-makers, the Steam Deck has become a handheld gaming device worth buying. → Read More

Dress Up Your MacBook Pro Like a Fancy Leather-Bound Book

The Pad & Quill Leather Copertina Case is a stick-on folio case, a laptop stand and a handsome addition to your bookshelf. → Read More

Hogwarts Legacy: The Best PS5 and Xbox Graphics Options

The new Harry Potter game can have up to five separate graphics preset options. → Read More

Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 Review: A Surface-like Slate for Less

The latest hybrid XPS isn't as expensive as the Microsoft Surface it apes, but parts of it aren't as good, either. → Read More

Will Hogwarts Legacy Run on Your Laptop?

The new Harry Potter game is getting rave reviews (and plenty of contoversy), but can your low-end PC run it? → Read More

Razer Blade 18 Review: An 18-inch Gaming Laptop for Big Screen Dreams

The first of 2023's 18-inch gaming laptops also debuts the Nvidia 4080 mobile GPU. → Read More

Apple M2 Mac Mini 2023 Review: M2 and M2 Pro Chips Boost This Tiny Desktop

Better performance keeps the Mac Mini a top pick for podcasters and content creators. → Read More