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.

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 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.

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.

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.

Maingear EX-L 15 Gaming Laptop Review: A Hefty, High-Performance Mobile System

Maingear builds a GeForce GTX 485 GPU into a second-generation Core i7 system. The result should please gamers on the go.

Sony VAIO F-Series With 3D

Sony includes Nvidia’s 3D Vision with its latest 16-inch laptop, but it’s more attuned to stereoscopic movies than to games.

How to Upgrade Your Graphics Card

Give your desktop PC more oomph by swapping in a new graphics board.

Digital Storm xm15 Gaming System

The surprisingly light xm15 builds in Nvidia’s Optimus technology, but gaming performance is modest at best.


Windows Networking: Troubleshooting Tips

Multi-PC households are the norm, but making systems connect to one another can be frustrating. Here are ideas for overcoming Windows networking problems.

Asus G73SW: A High-End Gaming Laptop Without the High-End Price

The Asus G73SW offers robust gaming performance while sacrificing only a little eye candy. And the price is right, too.

Fujitsu Lifebook T580: Tablet Computing at a Price

The Lifebook T580 offers Windows 7 Tablet PC capability, but the price is too steep for what you actually get.