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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.

Clevo X8100 Gaming Laptop: Great Performance, but Large and Unwieldy

AVADirect’s kitchen-sink Clevo X8100 aims to replace desktop gaming PCs for LAN parties. That's an admirable goal, but the system falls just a bit short.

The Netbook You Need

Want a great netbook for video, music, and light gaming? Or a machine with all-day battery life? Or maybe just a cool companion PC on the cheap? Look no further: We’ve uncovered suitable netbooks for all sorts of users.

Lenovo ThinkPad W510: Workstation Power, Workstation Bulk

You’d never call the W510 svelte, but if you need workstation muscle, this ThinkPad offers excellent performance in an ugly duckling chassis.

Lenovo ThinkPad T410: The Classic ThinkPad Gets a Platform Upgrade

Lenovo updates the classic ThinkPad T-series with Intel 32nm CPUs. The T410 retains the legendary keyboard feel, but also remains somewhat pricey.

The Ultimate Guide to Home Networking

Wired or Wi-Fi? Here's how to pick the right hardware for your PCs, game consoles, Internet-capable HDTVs, and other devices--and how to solve your networking problems.

Acer Aspire 5740G-6979: Good Performance at a Reasonable Price, but Poor Audio Quality

This $750 Acer laptop offers very good performance, but substandard audio and a lack of Bluetooth may limit its appeal.

How to Upgrade Your Laptop's Hard Drive to an SSD

Want to speed up your laptop and lengthen its battery life? Swap the hard disk drive out for a speedy solid-state drive.

Tweak Your Graphics Card for Gaming

Here's how to make your games look gorgeous and run smoothly--using nothing but your AMD or nVidia graphics card control panel.

Toshiba Satellite E205-S1904: Cool 'Wi-Di' Capability, Good Display, Terrible Ergonomics

Toshiba E205-S1904 Brings Wireless Display, Poor Ergonomics to Consumers

Asus Eee PC 1201n: A Netbook for Videophiles

The 1201n offers better video performance and a bigger screen than most netbooks, but at a cringe-worthy price.

Turn Your Smartphone Into a Home Theater Remote Control

Here's how to use a smartphone to replace your collection of remote controls for your home theater.

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HP EliteBook 8440W: Rugged, Powerful Business Laptop Lacks Multimedia Polish

The EliteBook 8440w is a solid corporate system with great keyboard chops, but it’s not a multimedia powerhouse.

Acer Aspire 8940G-6865

Acer offers a quad core system, plus discrete graphics and Blu-ray playback, at an attractive price and tuned for usability.