Gordon Mah UngExecutive Editor, PCWorld

One of founding fathers of hardcore tech reporting, Gordon has been covering PCs and components since 1998.

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Intel's 905P Optane reaches a tempting 1.5TB, but drive prices remain high

Intel just dropped its largest Optane SSDs yet, and one of them is a U.2 drive. But the technology is still pricey per GB.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 fans can now build an almost all-COD PC thanks to Asus

If you've been wanting a full Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 build to go with your t-shirt and tattoo, Asus pretty much has you covered.

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Newegg confirms credit card information was taken in a sophisticated attack

Electronics retailer Newegg has confirmed that credit card information taken during the last month appears to have been stolen via a JavaScript injection.

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Gigabyte wades into NVMe SSDs with a trio of budget-priced drives

Gigabyte already makes most computer parts, and now it's added another with the debut of branded PCIe M.2 SSDs. That bid to put its name into more of your PC is intentional.

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World of Warships dives deep for new players, adding submarines to popular naval combat game

World of Warships, the free-to-play naval combat game, adds submarines and rejiggers aircraft carriers to bring in new players.

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The best laptops: Premium laptops, cheap laptops, 2-in-1s, and more

Our top picks feature the best tech advances in portable PCs, from new CPUs and GPUs to new materials, and include laptops from HP, Dell, and Apple.

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Best gaming laptops: Know what to look for and which models rate highest

Which gaming laptop should you buy? From size, to performance, to budget, to features, this buyer's guide will help you find the right gaming laptop for your needs.

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Here's every feature Apple might copy from the PC for the updated MacBook Air 13

When you're a laptop that hasn't been updated significantly since 2015, you have a lot of choices for upgrade features. Here's every PC feature Apple could put on the bargain-bin spec'ed, but luxury-priced MacBook Air 13

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How the 32-core Ryzen Threadripper is suddenly a lot better at gaming

A bug in Nvidia's drivers drastically hurt the 32-core Threadripper 2990WX's performance. Here's what we saw after the fix.

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Dell XPS 13 vs. Dell XPS 15: Which should you buy?

Dell's current XPS 13 9370 and XPS 15 9570 are two of the best laptops you could possibly buy. We'll show you how to choose between them based on price, features, performance and more.

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Best external drives for backup, storage, and portability

Whether you're looking for speed, capacity, portability, or all of the above, a USB external hard disk or SSD is a necessary complement to your desktop PC setup.

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AMD's Ryzen 5 2500X and Ryzen 3 2300X target budget gamers, but they're not DIY

AMD unveiled the Ryzen 5 2500X and the Ryzen 3 2300X, CPUs designed for budget gamers. But currently, the only way you can get one of these chips is in a pre-built system.

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Bring back the headphone jack: Why USB-C audio still doesn't work

Just try plugging a handful of USB-C headphones and dongles into a stack of smartphones and you'll see that compatibility is still a mess.

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How to pick the best gaming laptop GPU

The GPU in a gaming laptop matters, so here's everything you need to know about picking the right one for 720p, 1080p, or 1440p gaming, as well as esports.

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How memory bandwidth is killing AMD's 32-core Threadripper performance

Here's just how much memory bandwidth constraints might be hurting the performance of AMD's 32-core Threadripper 2990WX CPU.