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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HP's Spectre x2 may be the Surface Pro killer we've been waiting for

HP's Spectre x2 packs a 7th-gen Kaby Lake CPU, Iris graphics, and a higher-res screen and lower price than the aging Surface Pro 4.

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Lenovo's Legion Y920 gets serious with mechanical keys and one-touch overclocking

Lenovo's brand-new Legion Y920 features a GTX 1070, G-Sync screen, and a quad-core Kaby Lake CPU. It also has a hefty price tag.

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It's official: AMD's Threadripper will bring a 16-core, 32-thread monster to the desktop

It's called Threadripper, and it will be the first consumer-focused chip with 16 cores and 32 threads of computing power. Due out this summer, Intel should be worried about this monster.

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How to check for the Intel Active Management exploit that lets hackers take over your PC

Although most consumers PCs are safe from Intel's Active Management vulnerability, some may actually have the hardware that's vulnerable. Here's how to check.

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Surface Laptop vs. MacBook Air vs. Dell XPS 13 vs. HP Spectre x360 13t: A specs comparison

It's a thin-and-light spec fight! We haven't tested the Surface Laptop yet, but we can compare its specs to the competition's and see how it measures up, at least on paper.

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Hands-on: Gigabyte's Aero 15 pushes gaming laptop to new limits

With a quad-core Kaby Lake and Nvidia's GTX 1060, plus a huge battery, Gigabyte's Aero 15 promises real gaming on the go.

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Dell XPS 15 vs. MacBook Pro 15: Fight!

We pit Apple's redesigned MacBook Pro 15 against Dell's upgraded XPS 15 to see which of these quad-core workhorses is the best. The answer may not surprise you.

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Finsix Dart-C charger review: Tiny, powerful, and worth the expense

Finsix's Dart-C is almost as small as a phone charger but can power an entire laptop.

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Optane Memory review: Why you may want Intel's futuristic cache in your PC

This next-gen memory technology greatly increases responsiveness of PCs but only for those who still want to use a hard drive

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Digital Storm Velox review: 5GHz overclocked luxury out of the box

The Velox heralds the return of 5GHz overclocking.

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Ryzen 5 review vs. Core i5: Ryzen 5 1600X wins for best mainstream power CPU

AMD's Ryzen 5 1600X challenges Intel's vaunted Core i5-7600K for best $250 CPU. Here's what the benchmarks told us.

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AMD's Ryzen Balanced power plan for Windows promises to boost CPU performance

AMD's answer to Ryzen performance problems is the Ryzen Balanced power plan for Windows 10, which promises to boost speed by up to 21 percent.

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Here's proof that Ryzen can benefit from optimized game code

AMD's optimization promise for Ryzen appears to be true. Oxide squeezed out about a third more performance from AMD's Ryzen CPUs

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Future Intel CPUs could be cobbled together using different parts

Intel could tap a new high-speed interconnect, known as EMIB, to join different chips together to make future CPUs.

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Intel Optane Memory has a mission: Make hard drives faster than SSDs

Intel debuts Optane Memory as a "revolutionary" technology that could make hard drives feel like SSDs, but enthusiasts were hoping for more.