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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Gigabyte's Aero 15 gaming laptops boost the core count but keep the battery life

Gigabyte's new Aero 15 packs a 6-core Intel CPU and a GeForce GTX 1060 without compromising battery life.

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Hands-on: The MSI GS65 is a gaming laptop that blends into business settings

MSI's GS65 gaming laptop is designed to blend into your business meeting, but under the hood it's got power to spare: a 6-core Core i7, GeForce GTX 1060, and a high-refresh panel.

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The best laptops: Ultrabooks, budget PCs, 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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Dell New XPS 13 review: It's elegant, tiny and stupidly fast

Dell's New XPS 13 comes in Alpine White, has an improved keyboard, sports a Windows Hello camera, and simply smokes the competition (and itself) in performance.

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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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How to test how much Spectre and Meltdown hurt your PC's performance

Six steps to find out how much performance you lost from the Meltdown and Spectre patches

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Who should buy a Ryzen APU, and who shouldn't

PC gamers are wondering: Should I buy an AMD Ryzen 3 2200G or Ryzen 5 2400G? Here are 5 good reasons to buy it, and 5 reasons why you may want to hold off.

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Ryzen APU review: Ryzen plus Vega saves budget gamers during a GPU drought

AMD's Ryzen 3 2200G and Ryzen 5 2400G APUs are everything budget gamers have been praying for: surprisingly decent gaming performance at a shockingly low price.

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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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Here's how much the Meltdown and Spectre patches drag down older hardware

We tested the Meltdown and Spectre fix on an older Intel Broadwell laptop, and the results are ugly.

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Here's how much the Meltdown and Spectre fix hurt my Surface Book performance

I just patched the Surface Book with the Meltdown and Spectre patches. Here's how much it hurt.

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MSI's GE73VR gaming laptop brings RGB lights to new places

The GE73VR brings the RGB bling to laptop lids, but MSI also wants to have the first notebook with an HDR display.

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Intel announces Optane 800P SSD for the rest of us

Intel's first laptop-focused Optane SSD, the 800P, will ship in 58GB and 118GB capacities, and will be bootable.

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Dell's XPS 15 2-in-1 battles Apple with Radeon Vega graphics and a maglev keyboard

Dell's new XPS 15 2-in-1 features a new maglev keyboard and ditches USB Type-A.

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Digital Storm's Project Spark crams a liquid-cooled GTX 1080 into a ridiculously small rig

Project Spark is literally a miniature, liquid-cooled gaming rig that packs GeForce GTX 1080-level graphics.