Alaina YeeReviews Editor, PCWorld

When not busy wrangling hardware, Alaina Yee covers mini-PCs and laptops for PCWorld. Previously, she’s written for PC Gamer, IGN, Maximum PC, and Official Xbox Magazine.

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Xbox One X PC Build: Can you do it for $500?

Under the hood, an Xbox One X is a collection of PC hardware. We dig into current component prices to see if we can build a $500 system that matches (or beats) its performance.

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The best laptops of 2017: Ultrabooks, budget PCs, 2-in-1s, and more

Our top picks feature the best tech advances in portable PCs, from new CPUs and GPUs to new materials.

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Xbox One X: Everything you need to know about this powerful gaming console

Microsoft's long-teased Project Scorpio is now the Xbox One X, a powerful 4K-capable cousin of the Xbox One S. Here are all the details.

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The Full Nerd Episode 24: Core Wars. AMD and Intel go nuts, RAID $$$ and a Radeon shortage

The staff goes Full Nerd on 18-core CPUs, Intel VROC, Nvidia's amazing Max-Q and the Radeon shortage

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Dell’s Inspiron 27 7000 is the first Ryzen All-in-One PC, and it's upgradable too

Dell's Inspiron 27 7000 breaks many AiO stereotypes with its game-ready Ryzen-Radeon configurations and upgradable design.

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HP Spectre x360 (2017) review: The best just keeps getting better

The addition of active pen support and the option of a 4K UHD screen cements this convertible's status as our favorite.

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HP Spectre x360 15 (2017): This 15-inch convertible packs in premium features

The value you get from this 15-inch 2-in-1 laptop is impressive: A faster processor, higher-resolution screen, and bigger battery are now the standard in every configuration.

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HP's 15-inch Spectre x360 features upgraded hardware and a new look for 2017

Watch as we unbox our HP Spectre x360 loaner and do an eyeball comparison with last year's model. The 2017 version of HP's premium convertible features some dramatic updates.

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Gigabyte PC (GB-GZ1DTi7-1070) review: A powerhouse PC diminished by noisy fans

Gigabyte's newest Brix (yes, really) is a small-form-factor PC bursting with performance, but folks with sensitive ears may still end up preferring its competition.

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HP’s updated Envy Curved All-in-One 34 is a sleek take on an old design

The impressively enormous curved display loses some bulk.

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HP's 2017 15-inch Spectre x360 features two surprising changes

HP's convertible laptop sports a sleeker look, but with just one screen resolution and the option of discrete graphics, it's no longer quite the same affordable and portable 15.6-inch laptop we met last year.

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Black Friday deals: The cheapest gaming PC you can build

Black Friday is one of the best times of the year to build a budget system. We've put together buying lists for the cheapest rigs we'd put together, based on this weekend's sales.

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Black Friday deals: Best smart home tech discounts

Upgrade your home with these deals on speakers, thermostats, light bulbs, security cameras, and more.

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Black Friday deals: PC and PC component steals

Laptops, processors, and video cards are on sale almost everywhere, but these particular deals will actually save you some real cash.

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Awesome tech gifts that cost $25 or less

Tech gifts don't have to break the bank. We've assembled our favorite picks for under $25 that will improve life for your nearest and dearest.