Loyd CaseSenior Editor, PCWorld

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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.

Intel's Ivy Bridge Processor: Leaner and Meaner

The 3rd Generation Intel Core Processor family reduces power use without sacrificing performance, and gives graphics a substantial upgrade.

Acer’s Timeline M3 Review: Laptop Could’ve Been a Contender

In some respects, the Timeline M3 looks like a legitimate challenger to the 15-inch Macbook Pro, but its poor LCD panel is a one-way ticket to Palookaville.

HP Envy 14 Spectre Review: Beefing Up the Ultrabook

The Envy 14 Spectre offers a sleek look, a superb display, and an excellent touchpad. But you'll have to overlook the additional weight.

How to Benchmark Your Browser for HTML 5

Modern Web browsers on both mobile devices and PCs now support HTML 5, including HTML 5 canvas rendering. We show you how to get the most out of your browser with a little testing and tweaking.

How to Install a Sealed Liquid Cooler

The new generation of sealed liquid coolers make less noise, take up less space, and are easier to install than air coolers. Here's how to install one yourself.

Multiple Ports on Your PC: What Do They Do for You?

The back of your PC is chock full of connectors and ports--USB isn't the only game in town. Here's a primer on ports.

Are Netbooks Dead? The Prognosis Is Grim

Netbook sales are declining precipitously. Is the netbook dead, or will it survive as a niche player?

AVADirect X7200: The Ultimate “Laptop in Name Only”

Though it’s not something you’d ever want to balance on your knees, if you need desktop performance in a compact package, the X7200 delivers--at a steep price.

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.