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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Dell goes big with the XPS 17's debut: Everything you need to know

The Dell XPS 17 bring the popular XPS brand to a larger form factor laptop this summer, with a bezel-less design, H-class 10th-gen CPU, and up to RTX 2060 graphics.

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The $1,799 MacBook Pro 13 vs. the $650 Acer Swift 3: Guess who wins?

We put a Ryzen-powered Acer Swift 3 against Apple's new MacBook Pro 13 and the results weren't pretty

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AMD Ryzen Pro 4000 chips take the fight to corporate laptops

AMD new Ryzen Pro 4000 CPUs feature memory encryption, fleet management features, and stable shelf life.

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Acer Swift 3 Review: Ryzen 4000 delivers insane performance for the price

The Acer Swift 3 is a budget laptop that's as fast as pricier, heavier models, thanks to Ryzen 7 4700U, an 8-core CPU based on AMD's 7nm Ryzen 4000 with Radeon graphics.

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5 laptops you should consider instead of the new MacBook Pro 13

Apple’s updated MacBook Pro 13 will get the most powerful 10th-gen Intel Ice Lake CPU available. But we can think of a bunch of Windows laptops that already outstrip it in features. 

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Ryzen 7 4700U review: AMD's budget 8-core crushes Intel's 10th-gen chips, again

We benchmark the AMD Ryzen 7 4700U against the Intel 10th-gen Core i7-1065G7 and Core i7-10710U to see which offers the best CPU and graphics performance.

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Ryzen 4000 performance benchmarks: Ryzen 7 4700U beats Intel H-class mobile chips

We test the AMD Ryzen 7 4700U in the Acer Swift 3. Here are all the benchmarks we ran on this first laptop out of the gate.

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Dell XPS 13 9300 review: The bezel is finally dead

The Dell XPS 13 9300 may not make a performance splash, but its 16:10 aspect-ratio touchscreen and dual biometric inputs still make a difference.

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Microsoft's free Minecraft for Windows 10 giveaway ends at midnight for Java players

Act now to get your free code for Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition before it ends at midnight.

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Should you wait for AMD Ryzen 4000 or Intel Comet Lake H laptops, or get an older model for cheap?

AMD's Ryzen 4000 and Intel's Comet Lake H chips promise a bright new generation of laptops. Some users should definitely wait for them, while others could get good deals on older models.

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Gigabyte Aero 17 review: A gorgeous 4K laptop that finally makes sense

The Gigabyte Aero 17 with Comet Lake H, GeForce RTX Super, and a 17.3-inch 4K HDR 400-calibrated screen, makes a mighty fine work-from-home laptop.

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Intel 10th-gen Comet Lake H review: The best Core i7 in a laptop you can buy

Intel's 10th-gen Core i7 Comet Lake H offers more cores than ever before, but it may not be enough to beat AMD's Ryzen 4000 chips.

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Best funny Zoom background trick: Put yourself in a looping video so you can skip the meeting

This Zoom background trick is handy: Record a video of yourself that you can loop as a virtual background, so you can duck out on the meeting.

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How to use animated GIFs as backgrounds in Zoom video

Here's how to use your favorite animated GIFs as a background in Zoom video.

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The Origin 12-core Ryzen 9 EON15-X wins for Monster Ryzen Laptop of the week

The Origin PC EON15-X is a 15.6-inch laptop weighing less than 6 pounds that nevertheless packs a desktop Ryzen 9 3900 and GeForce RTX 2070. Impressive.