CES 2018: HP’s Convertible Spectre x360 15 Wants to Give You What the MacBook Pro Can’t

After the latest MacBook Pro refresh failed to deliver the kind of features buyers really wanted, Apple’s competitors sensed weaknesss. Instead of an overabundance of USB-C ports and gimmicky touch screens above the keyboard, systems like the new Spectre x360 15 are hoping to entice users back to PC land by offering way better flexibility, faster performance and the ability to live life dongle-free. Read More >>

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The Windows 10 Anniversary Update Proves Why PCs Aren’t Dead

Microsoft released Windows 10 in the summer of 2015, but unlike previous versions of the operating system, it was meant to be the “final” version of Windows, updated into perpetuity. Now, the company is preparing its first major update available to everyone on August 2nd. Read More >>

Yes, this Wooden Monolith is Actually a Gaming PC

This is Project SkyVue, a self-build PC created by one-man cabinet maker and hardware enthusiast extraordinaire Jeffrey Stephenson, who decided that he didn't his gaming PC to be hidden shamefully beneath his PC desk. This one's suitable to be allowed on the glass work surface of the fussiest of tidy freaks. Read More >>

Portable Gaming System Promises PC Power in a Pocket

The developer of the PGS handheld claims to have solved the tricky problem of wanting to play PC games when not in front of your home gaming superstation, building a machine that might, if it's actually real and not a crowdfunding scam, offer HD gaming on the go. Read More >>

RIP Andrew Grove: Here’s Why He Was So Important For Modern Technology

Andrew Grove, the former boss of Intel, has died aged 79. He was one of the key developers of the modern computer hardware we know and use and depend upon for our every interaction today, leading the engineering team that took it from memory producer to the processor superpower it is today. Read More >>

Your Next Tricked-Out Gaming PC Deserves a Luxury Yacht-Shaped Case

If people pouring many thousands of pounds into upgrading a Honda leaves you scratching your head, elaborate PC builds might baffle you even more. Some people take great pride in their sick computers, though, and what better way to show off than with a luxury yacht-shaped case? Read More >>

Lenovo’s New Droid-Shaped PC is an All-in-One Entertainment System

If you’re sick of awkwardly plugging your laptop into a projector to watch films on your wall, Lenovo’s new IdeaCenter 610S is for you. It’s a powerful PC with a built-in 720p projector. As others have pointed out, the rig also looks kind of sort of like a Star Wars droid. Read More >>

Your Big, Expensive Steam Machine is Actually Worse Than Windows for Games

Benchmarking tools running on identical hardware show there's quite a sizeable difference in performance when running games under SteamOS and Windows 10, with the new gaming specific OS somehow doing a worse job of it all. Read More >>

These Two Computers Get Better When You Dock Them

Acer is serious about external graphics. The idea being that you can plug a graphics card into a relatively weak computer and make it more powerful whenever you need. How serious? The company will sell two computers with external graphics in mind, starting this year. Read More >>

Alienware’s Small Gaming Desktop is Getting a Big Boost

Alienware generally makes giant honking gaming computers. There are two exceptions: The tiny Alpha, and the console-sized X51 desktop. And today, the X51 is getting some pretty huge additions—including custom liquid cooling, PCIe solid state storage, and external graphics. Read More >>

The Crazy New Computers at Computex 2015

Every June, the PC industry descends on Taipei to show off its latest wares. The Computex trade show is a great place to see some awesome new gadgets and spot computing trends. So, what kind of promising new computers did they build on the eve of Windows 10? Read More >>

This Crazy Shape-Shifting PC is the Gaming Rig Optimus Prime Would Use

If you’ve always been disappointed by the simple way the Asus Transformer changes shape, prepare to finally be impressed. This Asus gaming PC tower flexes and folds more like Opitmus Prime than any two-in-one tablet ever could. Read More >>