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Best Cyber Monday Xbox Controller Deals, Starting at $40

Your game pad is going to break, so you might as well stock up on extras with these Cyber Monday deals. → Read More

Best Black Friday Xbox Controller Deals, Starting at $40

Your game pad is going to break, so you might as well stock up on extras with these Black Friday deals. → Read More

Best Black Friday Steam Sale Video Game Deals

Steam's Autumn Sale runs Nov. 22-29. → Read More

Steam Deck Docking Stations: Valve vs. Jsaux

At first, there were no docks for the Steam Deck gaming handheld. Now you've got lots of options. → Read More

Surface Pro 9 Review: Microsoft Flips to 5G

Our review-in-progress shows the biggest differences in this generation of Microsoft tablets are the SQ 3 chip and 5G support. → Read More

The M2 MacBook Air Is the Ultimate Laptop Gift

With a new camera, new colors and a bigger screen, the MacBook Air remains one of the most universally useful laptops you can get. → Read More

Dell XPS 13 Review: A Slim, Sturdy Performer for Anyone with MacBook Envy

One of my long-time laptop favorites evolves just enough to keep up with the times. → Read More

Microsoft Surface Pro 9 vs. Surface Pro 8: What's New for 2022

For the 10th anniversary of the Surface line, we get a few new tweaks, plus a new 5G version. → Read More

Everything Microsoft Just Announced at Its Surface Event

There's a new Surface Pro 9, Surface Laptop 5 and a surprise Apple integration, with iCloud photos on Windows and Apple Music on Xbox. → Read More

Microsoft Surface Pro 9 Announced: New Colors, New Processors, 5G Option

For the 10th anniversary of the Surface line, Microsoft's added a few new tweaks, colors and connectivity options. → Read More

How to Watch Microsoft's Surface Event Livestream on Wednesday

Microsoft's new Surface products are coming soon, just in time for holiday shopping. → Read More

Buying a Budget Laptop in 2022: A Simple But Complete Guide

Here's how to purchase an inexpensive laptop without sacrificing performance. → Read More

What We Expect From the Microsoft Surface Fall 2022 Event

On Oct. 12, we may see the next generation of Surface Pro products, and maybe even a new Surface Studio desktop. → Read More

Lenovo Duet 3 Review: More Than I Expected From a Budget Laptop

This ultraportable 11-inch 2-in-1 Chromebook is a great secondary computer, or an OK primary one if you're in a pinch. → Read More

Creality Ender-3 S1 3D Printer Review: Easy Setup Makes for an Ideal Starter 3D Printer

It's easy to assemble and easy to use if you download the right software. → Read More

Asus Zenbook Fold OLED Review: The Coolest Folding Screen Laptop You'll Never Buy

Flexible screen laptops are here, but for now they're mostly expensive show-off pieces. → Read More

Alienware x15 R2 Review: A Lean and Hot Gaming Laptop

A stylish gaming laptop that's surprisingly thin, and with a good selection of display options. → Read More

Why Don't MacBooks Have Touchscreens?

It's a question that comes up every time there's a Mac refresh, but the answers aren't always obvious. → Read More

Xbox Series S Review: The Console Making Premium Gaming More Affordable

Microsoft's simplified, streamlined Xbox experience is just as good -- for most people -- on its cheaper console. → Read More

MacBook Air M2 Review: Better Camera and Bigger Screen Outshine a Faster Chip

With a faster chip, bigger screen, new design and better webcam, this new M2 MacBook from Apple is the biggest change to the Air line since its launch. → Read More