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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.

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HP highlights skinny monitors, media player, and budget Windows 8 laptops at CES

Hewlett-Packard highlights a super-thin monitor at CES 2013, accompanied with a family of desktop monitors, a portable media streaming device, and budget Windows 8 laptops.

How we built a tiny home theater PC with Intel's NUC

Intel's "Next Unit of Computing" platform provides everything you need for a competent entertainment PC in an extremely small package.

The 5 best Windows 8 tablets and laptops you can buy today

We've seen the future, and the future isn't boring clamshell laptops. Windows 8 is forcing PC makers to make refreshing changes to the old laptop paradigm.

Review: Samsung ATIV Smart PC hits the clover trail

Samsung's ATIV Smart PC design is neither fish nor fowl. In its attempt to blur the line between tablet and PC, Samsung only confuses the issue.

How to buy the best laptop in the age of Windows 8

Laptops have changed dramatically in the past few months, making buying choices more difficult. We help you navigate the mobile PC maze.

How Windows 8 rewrites the rules of PC gaming

As Microsoft moves PCs, tablets, and smartphones under a common code base, the future of gaming is primed to change forever.

Six awesome built-in Windows utilities no one knows about

Buried deep inside Windows 8, you'll find great tools for tweaking and improving the OS. And they're all free of charge.

Surface Pro pricing: Positioned like a tablet, built like an Ultrabook

There is much wailing and gnashing of teeth on the Internet about how Microsoft has priced itself out of the tablet market. That's only true if you believe Surface Pro is just a tablet.

How Intel will fare in the post-Otellini era

Paul Otellini managed Intel's transition from a company focused on desktop CPUs with high clock speeds to a company striving for relevance in the mobile market. His work isn't finished yet, so let's explore how Intel will continue to transform itself under different leadership.

Razer Blade review: gaming and only gaming

Razer's updated Blade offers a good gaming performance and a cool, programmable set of visual keys for gamers, but its quirky nature makes it less useful for other tasks.

How to pick the best desktop display for Windows 8

Windows 8 offers superb support for touch, including full 10-point multitouch gestures. We guide you through choosing the right combination of touch device and monitor.

Retro gaming challenge! Windows 8 versus classic PC games

Windows 8 is great for running today's games, but what about classics from PC's golden age of gaming? The results are mixed.

Build a killer Windows 8 gaming PC for under $1,000

How we assembled an inexpensive gaming rig that delivers solid frame rates and is poised for future upgrades.

How to choose just the right all-in-one computer for you

If you think all-in-one PCs are weak computers good only for Web surfing and light productivity apps, you haven't shopped for an all-in-one PC lately.

Xbox SmartGlass: Small, indie developers need not apply

One of the cooler apps for Windows 8 is SmartGlass, which offers clever "second screen" experiences for Xbox users. But SmartGlass is also the very definition of a walled-garden platform.