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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.

IDF Keynote: Intel is Carrying the PC Torch

Between 22nm tri-gate transistors, Ivy Bridge and Haswell processors in 2012, and future plans for the Atom line, Intel has big plans for the PC.

Acer Aspires to a Greater Ethos

The Acer Aspire Ethos 8951G is a big laptop with sleek looks and a terrible touchpad.

Build a Gaming PC for Under $1000

Here's how to put together a bad-ass gaming PC for less than a grand.

How to Calibrate Your HDTV

We asked a professional to walk us through the delicate process of calibrating an HDTV. Here's how to do it--and more important, how to determine whether it's worth the trouble.

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Windows Tips and Tricks: Master the Taskbar and Start menu

The taskbar and Start menu are so much more than simple program launchers. Help them help you work more efficiently in Windows 7.

Origin EON 17-S: Big Performance, Big Price, and Just Plain Big

The EON 17-S can replace a high-performance desktop PC, but the choice of GPU limits its capabilities as a gaming system.

How to Benchmark Your PC

Looking to maximize your PC's performance or troubleshoot a problem? First, you'll need to master the art of benchmarking.

HP Pavilion dv6 Review: A Modestly Priced Laptop That Doesn’t Disappoint

HP’s latest, the dv6 is surprisingly robust for a low cost 15-inch laptop.

Calibrate Your Home-Theater Audio

Great home-theater audio gear demands great sound quality. To get that quality, you need to know your room.

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HP ProBook 5330m: A No-Frills Business Laptop

HP’s latest ProBook bundles a Core i3 CPU and wireless broadband for an easy-on-the wallet price, but it does lack some amenities.

Upgrade Your Motherboard

If you want to keep your PC current, sooner or later you’ll have to replace your motherboard. Here’s how to make that process fairly painless.

Upgrade Your CPU

Upgrading your desktop PC's processor--whether the CPU in question is from Intel or from AMD--might sound intimidating, but it’s an easier (and cheaper) way to boost your system’s speed than you think.

Acer Aspire 8950G Aspires to Multimedia Greatness

Acer ships a surprisingly svelte desktop replacement laptop with an 18.4-inch display, but it falls a little short of digital media nirvana.

HP EliteBook 8460p: Solid, Unassuming, and Built for Business

HP’s latest EliteBook 8460p won’t win any awards for looks, but it does come with a good display and keyboard for road warriors.

Windows Home Server 2011: What It Is and How to Use It

Windows Home Server 2011 is here. Find out if it's right for you--and how to set it up.