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 surprises with a redesigned XPS 13 that's thinner, faster and a little controversial

Dell has unveiled a completely redesigned XPS 13 flagship that's thinner, lighter, and (Dell says) faster than competing laptops. Plus, the company has debuted a stunningly elegant white option. Here's our first look.

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HP Spectre x360 13t (late 2017) review: An 8th-gen CPU leads a raft of upgrades

The third-generation Spectre x360 13t again proves why it's been one of our favorite convertible laptops.

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Star Wars gift guide: Top picks for fans who are tech geeks

PCWorld's Star Wars gift guide, is for people who are (or are shopping for) Star Wars fans who are also tech geeks. Our top picks range from droids to drones, from LEGOs to ugly sweaters, and even snow globes.

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Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming Laptop review: The discrete GPU is the star of the show

The Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming Laptop's GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q offers awesome bang for the buck.This sub-$1,000 gaming laptop gives you 1060-like performance

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Gigabyte Aero 15X Review: The GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q makes it hum

The Gigabyte Aero 15X upgrades to a GeForce GTX 1070 with Max-Q technology, making one our favorite laptops even faster.

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How to pick the best gaming laptop GPU

Confused when navigating all the holiday sales? Here's everything you need to know about picking the right GPU for a gaming laptop.


Holiday laptop buyer's guide

Buy the right laptop during the holidays with this helpful guide.

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Dell XPS 13 (2017) review: Intel's 8th-gen CPU makes a great laptop even greater

Dell's updated XPS 13 features Intel's new 8th-gen Core CPU, with quad-core performance that can rival much larger laptops. The performance results were truly impressive.

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Best cheap laptops: We rate the best-sellers on Amazon and Best Buy

Here's what we'd tell our non-nerdy friends if they asked which budget laptop computers are really the best deals on Amazon and Best Buy.

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Intel 8th-gen Core i7 review: What happens when thin laptops get quad-core speed

Intel's first quad-core CPU for ultrabooks delivers unheard of performance that's worth waiting for

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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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Intel's crazy-fast Optane SSD 900P finally hits the street

Intel's Optane SSD 900P is so fast, it'll even make 3D rendering go faster. And now consumers (with fat wallets) can have one of their very own.

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AMD's Ryzen 7 and Ryzen 5 with Vega muscle into Intel's mobile space

AMD claims its Ryzen 7 2700U and Ryzen 5 2500U are the "world's fastest processor for ultrathin notebooks." Laptops from Acer, HP and Lenovo have already lined up.

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Intel says VROC RAID isn't dead, it's just trapped in a hardware bundle

Intel's controversial VROC RAID will launch after afterall but only come with new motherboards or SSD bundles


AMD vs. Intel at 16 cores: We test Ryzen Threadripper 1950X against Core i9-7960X

AMD has its 16-core Ryzen Threadripper 1950X. Intel has its 16-core Core i9-7960X. We test them in nearly identical PCs to see which is best—and the answer may surprise you.