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Loyd Case first started writing about PC technology for Computer Gaming World, giving him a creative outlet for his obsession about PC performance. The PC industry -- and Loyd -- have never been quite the same since.

How to Organize Your PC Cables

Your PC's case is more than likely cluttered with cables. Check out our illustrated guide to minimizing cable clutter and making your desktop cleaner, cooler, and more stable.

Acer Aspire S3: The Basic Ultrabook

Acer hopes to stimulate sales of its Aspire S3 Ultrabook with a low price of $899, but competition is tough.

How to Make Your Windows PC Boot Faster

Looking to slash your Windows PC's boot time to the bone? We'll show you how we made one system boot 30 percent faster--without any hardware upgrades.

How to Build a Powerhouse PC Worthy of Sandy Bridge Extreme Edition

If you're willing to pay for premium components, it's easier than ever to build a performance PC that can handle games, movies, and heavy-duty audio/video editing with ease. Just follow our expert's step-by-step guide to assembling the ultimate dream machine.

Dell XPS 14z Review: Just a Little Short of Laptop Perfection

Dell’s latest thin-and-light looks slightly chubby next to Ultrabooks, but solid performance and a great keyboard make it a winner.

Toshiba Qosmio F755-3D290: 3D, No Glasses Needed

Toshiba's laptop offers glasses-free 3D Blu-ray support, but it’s very heavy and has a mediocre keyboard--and the 3D effect isn’t very good.

How to Calibrate Your Monitor

Calibrate your monitor to display colors accurately and to improve the look of photos, videos, and games.

How to Build a Compact Gaming PC

Here's how to build a high-performance gaming system in a small box, suitable for carrying to LAN parties or gaming in small spaces.

Dell Inspiron 14z: Too Quirky to Be Lovable

Dell offers up a 4.5-pound, 14-inch laptop with Sandy Bridge performance, but odd design choices make it tough to like.

How to Build a Compact, Energy-Efficient PC

Here's how to build a space-saving, energy-saving computer that will be ideal for either small offices or living rooms.

How to Sync Your PC, Smartphone, and Tablet

With the right services and software, you can keep documents, contacts, calendars, and Web browsers synced across a PC, phone, and tablet.

Dell Precision M6600 Mobile Workstation: Businesslike and Capable

Dell’s monolithic black laptop for professional graphics artists and engineers brings a lot of horsepower--and heft--to the table.

IDF Day 2 Recap: Intel's Medfield Mobile CPU, Future of Integrated GPUs

Read about Intel's new mobile CPU offerings, plans for further integrated GPUs, and more in our Day 2 coverage of the Intel Developer Forum.

IDF: Ultrabooks, Thin Motherboards, and More

Thin is in at IDF this year. Check out Intel's Ultrabooks, thin-ITX motherboards, and the new X79 chipset.

IDF Day 1 Recap: Ivy Bridge, and the X79 Factor in Photos

Did you miss yesterday's Intel Developer Forum announcements? Catch up in our day one recap.