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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.

Upgrading an impossibly old system to Windows 8

You can take advantage of Window 8's in-place installation to upgrade a Windows XP system. But should you?

Inside the shadowy underground of Korean monitor sales

If you're looking for a high-res desktop monitor with good image quality, you can buy a brand you've never heard of direct from Korea. But proceed with caution.

How to future-proof your hardware for Windows 8

If you need to buy PC hardware today, you'll do best to purchase gear that sings in harmony with Windows 8--even if you're not planning an imminent upgrade to Microsoft's new OS.

Ultrathin teardown! Asus ultrabook vs MacBook Air

Looking under the hood of two competing systems, we found considerable similarity in the way ultrathin laptops are sandwiched together.

Inside Intel's Haswell CPU: Better performance, all-day battery

Intel's latest CPU walks the power and features tightrope to deliver PCs with longer battery life and better performance

Meet Intel's new ultra-compact PC possibility

Intel builds a 4-by-4-inch board with a full Core i5 CPU and enough I/O to build fully functional PCs barely bigger than a deck of cards.

Intel outlines our mobile future at IDF keynote

The company plots a future where Intel is inside everything.

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Why Windows 8 hybrids won’t survive the test of history

They look like laptops but behave like tablets. Windows 8 hybrids attempt to do too much with too little, and they will ultimately lose relevance when pure tablets come into their own.

Windows 8 Multi-monitor Tips and Tricks

Windows 8 offers improved multimonitor support out of the box. Here are a few tips and tricks to get you started.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Review: Exotic Case, Ho-Hum Screen

The ultrathin, ultralight ThinkPad X1 Carbon adopts an impressive carbon-fiber case, but its internals are all Ultrabook, with good and not-so-good results.

The Best New Ultrabooks

A wave of Ultrabooks—light, thin laptops that have more capabilities and fewer compromises than ever—is hitting the market. Here's a look at some of the current crop.

The Ultrabook Revolution

Laptops are undergoing radical change, with the latest crop of Ultrabooks leading the way.

EVGA GTX 660 Ti Review: Kepler Rendered Affordable

Nvidia takes the same chip as in the GTX 670, clocks it down a bit, disables one feature, and calls it something new. In the end, though, the price is what matters.

Test Driving Windows 8 RTM

We install and work with Windows 8 to see how the operating system performs in real life.

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Choose the Right Graphics Card: 2012 Edition

GPUs today are more than just gaming accelerators. They speed up a wide range of applications, and this guide helps you pick the best match for your needs.