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.

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.

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.