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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How Framework plans to break the curse of upgradeable laptops

Our Q&A with Framework's CEO might convince you that an upgradeable laptop might finally happen.


A part of us died with Fry's Electronics

Fry’s Electronics, with its bright lights and endless aisles of technology, was a pilgrimage for PC nerds, a bonding experience, and a place for the tribe to gather. All of the stores closed as of February 24, 2021, marking the end of an era.

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AMD will introduce another new GPU you probably can't buy next week

AMD will debut its latest Radeon RX 6000 graphics card to dejected and beaten-down gamers next week. Tight inventories have made it nearly impossible to buy even older Radeon cards.

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Intel fires a shot at AMD's storage performance. Here's what to believe

Intel has test results that show the 11th-gen Rocket Lake outpacing Ryzen 9 5950X in PCMark 10.

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Lenovo's new ThinkPads offer better screens and Ryzen 5000 CPUs

Lenovo's spring ThinkPad lineup features a choice of Intel’s 11th-gen Core or AMD Ryzen 5000 CPUs, plus better webcams and taller screens in some versions. The laptops will ship over the next few months.

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Gigabyte Aorus 17G Review: A real gaming laptop that's amazingly quiet

The Gigabyte Aorus 17G gaming laptop looks like it should be loud, but it’s not. It brings awesome GeForce RTX 3080 performance with an arguably small sacrifice.

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Ryzen 5000 failure rates: We reality-check the claims

One system vendor reported that Ryzen 5000 chips are failing at a high rate. Our sources and others suggest the problem is isolated.

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NZXT issues a formal recall for the Xbox-like H1 case

The NZXT H1 case has a formal recall against it for fire hazard. H1 owners are advised to stop using the case until they obtain a repair kit.

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Should you buy a gaming laptop or a gaming desktop?

Considering a GeForce 30-series Laptop or desktop? Here's what you need to think about first.

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Asus just fixed this annoying PC building problem

Major motherboard maker Asus apparently got sick of dropping tiny metal screws while installing an SSD in a PC, and has brought in a simple plastic retention clip.

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HP's new Pavilion x360s are smaller, faster and more sustainable

The 2021 Paviliion x360's feature Intel 11th gen CPUs and will save almost 400,000 pounds in coal burning.

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You might be a PC hardware fanboy or fangirl if...

Have you fallen down the rabbit hole of being a hardware stalker, fan or stan? Here's how to tell.

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Intel benchmarks say Apple's M1 isn't faster. Let's reality-check the claims

Intel just clapped back with a carefully crafted takedown of Apple's Arm-based M1 chip. Let's review the claims, one by one.

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Of course Razer's swanky new Thunderbolt 4 dock and laptop stand have RGB

What your laptop needs is more RGB, and Razer's new laptop stand and Thunderbolt 4 dock deliver it in spades.

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How to tell which GeForce 30-series laptop is the most powerful

How can you tell whether a RTX 30-series gaming laptop is using Nvidia's higher-power "Max-P" GPU, or the lower-power "Max-Q" version? It's not easy, but we have some tips for figuring it out.