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New Xbox and PlayStation hardware hint at the future of gaming, six years late

With the growth of streaming game services and a shift to downloads over physical media, reality is starting to catch up to my 2013 expectations. → Read More

Alienware Area-51m review: A gaming laptop that doesn't shy away from the bigger-is-better school of design

A desktop-laptop Frankenstein that's monstrously powerful. → Read More

Best battery life laptops for 2019

Our current rankings of longest-lasting laptops has a few surprises. → Read More

New Acer Predator Helios 700 adds HyperDrift keyboard to keep things cool

The PC giant also has new entries in the Nitro and Orion gaming lines. → Read More

Watch the Next @ Acer global press conference live now

The PC giant will unveil a new lineup of laptops, desktops and gaming gear at its Brooklyn conference. → Read More

How to watch the April 11 Next @ Acer global press conference

The PC giant will unveil a new lineup of laptops, desktops and gaming gear at its Brooklyn conference. → Read More

In defense of the Apple MacBook keyboard

Well, defense may be a strong word. But it's not as bad as the internet would have you think. → Read More

Razer Blade Advanced (RTX 2060) review: One of our favorite gaming designs, but be prepared to pay for it

The 15-inch Razer Blade makes the jump to new Nvidia RTX graphics, but even the entry level RTX model is expensive. → Read More

Dell XPS 13 (2019) review: We've finally run out of complaints

It's finally happened. With the 2019 revision, I've finally run out things to complain about in the XPS 13 (almost). → Read More

Nvidia RTX 2080 vs. GTX 1080: A next-gen gaming laptop showdown

The latest gaming laptops with Nvidia RTX 2080 graphics take on a last-gen leader. → Read More

Apple MacBook Air vs. Dell XPS 13: Is there a new 13-inch laptop champ?

Both once-leading laptops have shaken off the dust with recent overhauls, making them two of the best portable PCs you can buy. → Read More

The World Wide Web at 30 feels a lot like the early days

A few words of warning from someone who has seen it all before. → Read More

How to transfer a Metro Exodus save game to another gaming PC

By moving to the Epic store from Steam, the PC version of the new Metro game loses cloud saves. → Read More

How to transfer a Metro Exodus save game to another gaming PC

By moving to the Epic store from Steam, the PC version of the new Metro game loses cloud saves. → Read More

Huawei highlights new Nvidia MX250 graphics in its MWC laptops

A new MateBook X Pro adds new processor, graphics and Bluetooth hardware, plus special tricks if you also own a Huawei phone. → Read More

Metro Exodus on PC gives new Nvidia RTX laptops a workout

The controversial new apocalyptic shooter feels at home on the highest-end gaming PCs. → Read More

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