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Jason has written professionally about technology and video games for almost 20 years. His goal in life is to figure out how complicated technology works and explain it in a way anyone can understand.

CES: Vizio's Slick New Laptops Are Impressive

After going hands-on with the upcoming Vizio laptops, and speaking about them with CTO Matt McRae, I have to admit: I'm impressed.

Lenovo Unveils a Slew of New IdeaPad Laptops

Thinner and more affordable is the name of the game for Lenovo’s consumer-focused IdeaPad line of laptops.

Ultrabooks: Laptops as Light as Air

Ultrabooks--from Acer, Asus, Lenovo, and Toshiba--promise to deliver enough power to satisfy your needs in a thinner, lighter package than previous Windows laptops could offer. We took the first Ultrabooks for a spin in the PCWorld Labs.

The Old Republic, Diablo 3, eSports and More in Game On #2

Listen in as the PCWorld team talks about gaining early access to The Old Republic and discusses the future of online commerice after playing the beta version of Diablo 3.

GamePro closes, Nintendo may lose Miyamoto and OnLive brings LA Noire to Android tablets in Game On Podcast #1

We talk about the biggest news in gaming, including Shigeru Miyamoto's desire to develop new games with smaller teams and the latest advances in cloud gaming, including new OnLive game support for Android and iOS tablets. Will we ever need to buy another physical game again? Listen in to find out.

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Microsoft Releases Xbox Live App for iPhone and iPad

With the release of My Xbox Live for iOS, Microsoft finally brings a little bit of Live to a platform other than Windows Phone 7.

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Laptops of 2012: What to Expect

All the pieces are in place for a surge in laptop sales next year--from new Intel chips to the planned launch of the Windows 8 operating system to sleeker designs.

Toshiba Portege Z835: Incredibly Light, but Not Incredibly Fast

While the slim profile and amazingly light weight of the Portege Z835 are attractive, Toshiba clearly cut some corners to get the price down to $799.

Holiday Laptop Buying Guide: Shopping Tips

Before you hit the stores or retail sites, read through our shopping tips. It'll save you money!

Holiday Laptop Buying Guide: Making Sense of the Specifications

Shopping for a laptop, but unsure what all those features mean? Here are the most important laptop specs to consider.

Mechanical Keyboards: Which One is Right for You?

Looking to swap out your boring membrane keyboard for a mechanical-switch model? Check out our reviews of ten top mechanical keyboards.

Sony VAIO Z Series: Ahead of Its Time, Above Your Price Limit

The new VAIO Z is a master course in cutting-edge design, but it will set you back a pretty penny. If only Sony could bring this machine to the masses.

Windows 8 Will Take Laptop Touchpads to the Next Level

New software and hardware combine to enable better multitouch than was ever possible in Windows 7.

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Windows 8 Also Has Tools for Power Users

So you’re not a tablet-using, touch-oriented, casual computer user. You’re hard-core. Don’t let the eye candy fool you: Windows 8 appears to have plenty of good stuff for you, too.

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Windows 8: Going In-Depth With Microsoft's Massive Update to Windows

Microsoft makes big changes with Windows 8, revamping the look and function, and adding support for the next generation of mobile devices.