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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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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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.

Best Gifts Under $25

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.

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Acer Swift 7 review: The world's thinnest laptop is starving for power

Acer's Swift 7 dethrones HP's Spectre 13.3 by being just 9.9mm at its skinniest point, but it sheds more than just slivers of an inch.

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Brix Gaming UHD (GB-BNi7HG4-950) review: A lot of performance in a little PC

This mini-PC looks good on a shelf or a desk, isn’t too loud, and offers better performance than traditional (and larger) gaming consoles.

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Asus ZenBook 3 review: This MacBook clone is powerful but too faithful to the original

You get great performance in this compact ultrabook, thanks to a 15-watt Kaby Lake processor and other high-end parts, but its single port for data and charging limits its general appeal.

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The Full Nerd Episode 8: Gaming laptops, 4K gaming, and a $500 PC build showdown

Gordon, Brad, and Alaina show off awesome gaming laptops, talk 4K, and throw down in an epic $500 PC build contest.

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Alienware fills its new laptops with GTX 10-series graphics

Alienware used PAX West to announce revamped 13, 15, and 17 laptops, with new chassis and thermal designs plus GTX 1060, 1070, and 1080 GPUs.

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The Full Nerd Episode 5: Kaby Lake-X, the best new budget graphics card, and one honkin' hard drive

Gordon, Brad, and Alaina run through the latest rumors about Intel's new desktop CPUs, Brad reveals which GPU hits the sweet spot, and Seagate's hard drive sees 10TB.