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Nvidia Max-Q vs. Pascal: What Gaming Laptop Should You Get?

There’s been a lot of hype surrounding Nvidia’s new Max-Q laptop design standard. With a few power adjustments and some clever designs, a handful of

Asus ZenScreen MB16AC Review

The Pros Portable; Works with any laptop; Great software The Cons Confusing stand; Dim Verdict The Asus ZenScreen MB16AC is a portable, easy-to-use second display

The Pros and Cons of SLI Laptops

If you’re looking for a high-performance gaming laptop capable of standing toe-to-toe with the beefiest desktop rigs, then you’ll want to consider a laptop with

MSI B350M Mortar review

PROS Reasonable application performance Solid mainstream features Very affordable CONS Mediocre gaming speed Few high-end features High power consumption KEY FEATURES Micro-ATX Form Factor AMD

Which Razer Laptop Is Right for You? Blade vs Stealth vs Pro

Razer’s laptops are like MacBooks for gamers. They’re chic, just as slim, and more powerful than anything that comes out of Cupertino. Plus, these are

How to Overclock Your CPU: Intel and AMD steps for beginners

Overclocking sounds like a dangerous, dark art, but it’s nothing to be afraid of. In fact, it’s an opportunity: it’s never been easier to tweak

How Much RAM Do You Really Need?

“How much RAM do I need?” It’s one of the most frequent questions asked by anyone buying or upgrading a PC, and while there are

Best of Computex 2017

Computex Taipei is always an exciting event, but this year’s host of dramatic laptop innovations and cutting-edge products was an embarrassment of riches. From always-connected

ASUS G11 Gaming Desktop Review

What we liked about it: Compact build Sleek, attractive design Capable performance for gaming Quiet Runs on NVIDIA’s GTX 1070 What we didn’t like: Limited

MSI Aegis 3 review

OUR VERDICT The MSI Aegis 3’s stunningly quiet fans belie its powerful specs and aggressive design, all in a small form factor that’s easy to

Asus ROG GR8 II review

PROS Excellent case Full desktop processor Great performance CONS No SSD 3GB Nvidia GTX 1060 graphics card KEY FEATURES Quad-core, 3.0-3.5GHz Intel Core i5-7400 8GB

2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 First Drive: Right-size off-roader offers high-tech romp

The sun has long since set on the stretch of Colorado 141 that I’m driving, eyes bleary, windshield smeared with grease and cheese from the

2017 Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin Vs. KTM 1090 Adventure R

Since its introduction, the Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin hasn’t stopped drawing comparisons to some of the best off-road-oriented Adventure-Tourers in the category, an honor it

Rigiet handheld stabilizer review

Smartphone cameras have become much more than just tools of last resort. But, try as they might, there are still things they will not be

Hands on: Origin NS-17 review

OUR EARLY VERDICT This is one of the most powerful mobile laptops we’ve ever tested, but sadly, it’s more of a gaming laptop than a

Nvidia G-Sync: Everything You Need to Know

Nvidia is the most well-known name in graphics cards, but the company has also become synonymous with something else: G-Sync. Launched back in 2013, G-Sync

Best & Worst Laptop Brands 2017

When you’re shopping for a laptop, the brand matters as much as the specs and features. That’s why, each year, we evaluate the top notebook

Six things to know about Xbox Project Scorpio

Earlier today, Microsoft revealed the tech behind its next console, codenamed Project Scorpio. The reveal came in the form of a lengthy profile from Eurogamer’s

Palit GeForce GTX 1050 Ti KalmX review – high performance at low price and complete silence

Pros Sleek design and high build quality Practically silent Good performance at only 75 W Cons Requires good airflow in the case Nowadays, GPUs are becoming

AOC Agon AG352UCG gaming monitor review

OUR VERDICT This is an excellent gaming monitor that will make you feel like you’re in the midst of the action while playing, and it’s

2017 Ducati Monster 797 Review: First Ride

Hemlines and exhausts go up and down, radiators come and go, but the Monster hasn’t really ever gone out of fashion since it hit the

Corsair One review

PROS Outright dinky dimensions Quiet as a ninja Solid performance VR-ready CONS Expensive No M.2 SSD option Difficult to upgrade KEY FEATURES Price to be

How-To Use Your Alienware Notebook for VR

Now that the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive have arrived, you’re ready to jump into the virtual reality fray. However, like many of us, you

Core i5 vs. i7 : Which CPU Offers the Best Bang for the Buck

When you shop for a new laptop, you have to answer many questions, such as “What brand?” “What screen size?” “What’s my budget?” But one

FALCON NORTHWEST MACH V (2016) REVIEW

HIGHS Refined, elegant enclosure Easy to upgrade Excellent performance in all areas Runs quiet Class-leading standard warranty LOWS Exterior can look a bit mundane Not

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 review

PROS Great eSports performance Can play AAA games at Medium settings Lots of compact cards available Very low power consumpion CONS More expensive than rivals

Best Gaming Laptops Under $1,000

Gaming laptops can put a serious dent in your wallet, with some of the fancier models costing upward of $3,500. But who says that the

Nvidia GTX 1050 vs. GTX 1050 Ti : Budget Gaming GPU Face-Off

Gaming is an expensive hobby; most of the top gaming laptops cost well over $1,000 and feature Nvidia’s most powerful graphics cards: the 1060, 1070

5 SUVs You Can Still Actually Take Off-Road

SUVs might have taken over the sales charts, but over the past two decades they’ve evolved to the point where only a few models have

Cheaping out on PC cooling isn’t always worth it

Opinion: When is it worth opting for a third-party cooler, and when are stock coolers useful? Hardware encyclopedia Mike Jennings runs the numbers and comes