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A deeper look at Microsoft's Surface Book i7 with Performance Base

CIO.com's Sarah White reflects on her past month using the Microsoft's top-tier hybrid laptop, the Surface Book i7 with Performance Base.

Hands on with Asus' super-cool 2017 motherboard line-up

Big motherboard changes are afoot. Asus shows us USB 3.1 headers, a trick M.2 daughterboard, and a special integrated water block. And there's more! It's all PC enthusiast heaven.

The Phanteks Enthoo Elite is for PC users who like to live large

This big, badass case is built for big, badass PCs.

Opcom's indoor garden system doesn't need soil (and looks totally sci-fi)

The Opcom Grow Wall in an extremely space-efficient hydroponic system that eschews soil entirely, and can accommodate up to 75 different plants, flowers or herbs.

Nvidia Shield: Hands on with the 2nd-gen gaming/video/smart home box

Besides introducing new designs for its box and controller, Nvidia has added smart home control to its TV-connected do-everything hub.

iBuyPower's Snowblind PC case is outrageously cool

Priced at just $250, this optional case includes a 19-inch transparent display, turning your iBuyPower PC into, well, just look at it!

Watch HWbot overclock Kaby Lake CPUs by using liquid nitrogen

These extreme overclockers are putting Kaby Lake to the test in one of the most hardcore competitions we've ever seen.

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Official Intel 7th-gen Kaby Lake Review: One big change makes up for smaller ones

Don’t dismiss Intel’s Kaby Lake desktop CPU with a meh just yet. There’s more to the chip than you expect.

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The best laptops of 2016: Budget PCs, 2-in-1s, Ultrabooks and more

Our top picks show off the best tech advances in portable PCs, from new CPUs and GPUs to new materials.

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Neonode AirBar review: Transform your plain-Jane display into a 'touchscreen,' for just $69

Neonode's AirBar promises to add touchscreen capabilities to an older laptop or monitor for just $69. And by golly, it works.

Lenovo Yoga Book Review: Innovative touch capabilities trapped in an otherwise basic computer

You use touch all the time on your smartphone and tablet, and now you can do it on the Yoga Book, too, with its combination touch keyboard and drawing surface

Heavyweight battle: Surface Book vs Macbook Pro

Microsoft and Apple have both recently added new devices to their high-end lineups but which machine is better for you? CIO.com senior writer, Sarah White matches these two machines up to see who is the victor.

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Asus Transformer Mini review: This 2-in-1 delivers good-enough computing on the cheap

The Asus Transformer Mini (T102HA) looks awful on paper, but stellar battery life and a well-designed exterior still make this affordable Surface clone worth a look.

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Acer Predator 15 review: A fast, affordable gaming laptop trapped in a heavy chassis

The Acer Predator returns with a slimmed-down pricetag and a beefed-up chassis.

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Frederique Constant smartwatch review: Good looks but no brains

Frederique Constant's gorgeous Swiss smartwatch tracks activity and sends you notifications, but its intelligence is more annoying than useful.

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Dell Power Companion review: Charge your laptop on the go

Dell's proprietary portable battery pack for laptops gives you stupendous battery life.

Best Gifts Under $25

Awesome tech gifts that cost $25 or less

Tech gifts don't have to break the bank. We've assembled our favorite picks for under $25 that will improve life for your nearest and dearest.

10 tablets for under $500

With the holidays nearing, CIO.com senior writer Sarah White counts down 10 tablets that offer the most bang for your buck. Whether you're a seasoned road warrior or a tablet-toting movie fan, there's a tablet on the list for you.

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Review: The Alcatel Idol 4S launches Windows phones into the VR generation

The Alcatel Idol 4S is the first Windows phone specifically designed for virtual reality, sporting outstanding battery life and top-flight performance.

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Surface Book i7 review: Still unique and still blazing fast

Microsoft's interpretation of a laptop offers incredible battery life and class-leading graphics performance.

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13-inch MacBook Pro review: Too many tradeoffs

The entry-level 2016 MacBook Pro—the one without a Touch Bar—compromises on graphics, ports, and RAM speed.

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Dell XPS 13 Kaby Lake review: Yes, this is the best one so far

It’s an incremental update, but Dell’s latest XPS 13 gets a decent performance boost from Kaby Lake and enhanced graphics support.

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Brix Gaming UHD (GB-BNi7HG4-950) review: A lot of performance in a little PC

This mini-PC looks good on a shelf or a desk, isn’t too loud, and offers better performance than traditional (and larger) gaming consoles.

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BTS Pro review: Bluetooth headphones let you tweak the sound with an app

Sporty Bluetooth 4.2 headphones from 66 Audio let you customize the sound and the button output with an app for iPhone and Apple Watch.

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Samsung Gear IconX review: Wireless earbuds with great sound—and lots of problems

You'll love the strong bass and 4GB of onboard storage, but these wire-free earbuds have scads of nagging drawbacks.