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Recent articles by Dan:

The Dell XPS 13 finally solves its nose-cam problem

This evolved XPS gets nearly everything right and starts at a reasonable $899. → Read More

Best battery life laptops

See the laptops and two-in-one PCs with the longest battery life from the past year. → Read More

Apex Legends: Will it play on your laptop?

The new free-to-play battle royale game isn't as easy to run as Fortnite. → Read More

Will Apex Legends play on your laptop?

The new free-to-play battle royale game isn't as easy to run as Fortnite. → Read More

Asus ROG Zephyrus GX701 review: New Nvidia RTX graphics supercharge this slim Asus laptop

To cool the new Nvidia RTX 2080 graphics card inside, the Asus Zephyrus lifts and opens its rear panel. → Read More

New Nvidia RTX gaming laptops are blazing fast, and here's the proof

The new Asus Zephyrus GX701 is the first laptop we've benchmarked with new RTX 20-series graphics. → Read More

1998's Resident Evil 2 changed my life, and the new remake is pretty good, too

How a bonus check, a soft drink anniversary and a well-timed TV commercial got me writing about technology and games. → Read More

Alienware m15 review: An evolving gaming laptop with a practical side

The newer, slimmer design for both the 15-inch and 17-inch mainstream Alienware laptops respects our need to get more gaming in less space. → Read More

Laptops get bigger, and smaller, at CES 2019

From gaming giants with RTX graphics to incredibly slim laptops, the lineup of new computers at CES covered a lot of ground. → Read More

Boutique PC gaming companies think big at CES 2019

Custom system builders like Origin PC and Maingear offer specialty products to stand out from the big guys. → Read More

This modern Pong table is better than it has any right to be

An analog recreation of the first commercial video game hit expands with new cocktail table and arcade-ready versions. → Read More

The Dell XPS 13 only had one small problem, and the 2019 model just fixed it

No more "nostril cam" means that the new version of this 13-inch laptop will be tough to top. → Read More

CES 2019: Alienware Area-51m brings desktop gaming PC power to the laptop

Taking the guts, and name, of a classic desktop for one the the biggest PCs of CES 2019. → Read More

Razer Turret brings a little WASD to your Xbox One

This console-ready keyboard-and-mouse combo will cost a hefty $250. → Read More

Razer Blade 15 Advanced adds new Nvidia RTX graphics at CES 2019

Razer also has a new 27-inch gaming display, called the Razer Raptor. → Read More

The Alienware m17 upsizes Dell’s slim gaming laptop at CES 2019

Joining an updated m15 at CES 2019, the 17-inch model offers more screen and new graphics → Read More

More screen, less body in the revamped Acer Swift 7

This CES 2019 update gets up to a 92 percent screen-to-body ratio, and is still under 10mm thick. → Read More

HP expands Sure View to make sure people can’t view your screen

The built-in privacy screen jumps from laptops to monitors and desktops. → Read More

CNET Book Club: Holiday 2018 gift guide special

Find a great gift idea with these books that are only available, or only really work, in physical dead-tree form, from a lavishly illustrated history of Dungeons & Dragons to the creativity-inspiring Wonderbook. → Read More

CES 2019 preview: Laptops, tablets and PC gaming

Nvidia is looking to shake up the gaming laptop scene with powerful new GPUs, while other PCs pitch added privacy. → Read More