Don't-Miss Stories

alienware 51 refresh 2014

Alienware's Area-51 gaming desktop reborn as a powerful Haswell-E-packing triangle

The iconic Area-51 is back, and this time it really looks like a UFO. But the Alienware gaming PC's bizarre shape cures some case-design woes in a surprisingly pragmatic fashion.

bestlaptops2014 primary

The 10 best laptops of 2014 (so far)

These 10 laptops, gaming notebooks, and Ultrabooks are the best portable PCs we've seen this year.

Digital Storm Bolt II

Digital Storm Bolt II review: Rise of the un-Steam machines

Remember all those Steam machines you heard about at CES? They’re finally coming to market—just without the SteamOS.

Lenovo Y50 gaming laptop

Lenovo Y50 gaming laptop review: Great performance spoiled by a sub-par display

A strong CPU and GPU don't make up for a crummy LCD.

A Student's Guide to Gaming Systems

Kicking back with a great video game is a terrific way to give yourself a break from the pressures of school. Here are a few basic tips to keep in mind when you’re choosing a gaming system.

Micro Express MicroFlex 97B

Micro Express MicroFlex 97B review: A beastly gaming PC for just two grand

It’s not much to look at, but this rig delivers the goods at a budget-friendly price.

Razer Blade Pro

2014 Razer Blade Pro review: Only slightly better than last-year's model

While it is thinner and lighter than competing 17-inch gaming notebooks, the Blade Pro is also less powerful.

2014 Razer Blade Pro review

The Razer Blade Pro packs a massive 17-inch display in a surprisingly thin and light aluminum chassis. But its vaunted SwitchBlade UI leaves a bit to be desired.

Digital Storm Krypton

Digital Storm Krypton review: A kick-ass gaming laptop at a great price

This relatively affordable 17-inch gaming portable will rock your virtual worlds.