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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MacBook Air 2020 vs. 13-inch MacBook Pro (2016): Which would I buy?

Should you buy the 2020 MacBook Air or a used 2016 MacBook Pro 13? Here's the answer

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What's wrong with Intel, and how to fix it: Former principal engineer unloads

The principal engineer who worked on CPUs from the Pentium III to Core i7 says Intel has lost focus, and it's "lucky" AMD can't make enough CPUs to do more damage.

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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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Dell quietly fixes charging issues with some XPS 17 9700 laptops

The Dell XPS 17 9700's charging issue has been fixed on all shipping laptops, and the company will contact those with faulty units to resolve their problems.

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The best laptops: Premium laptops, budget laptops, 2-in-1s, and more

Independent, testing-based reviews of laptops from HP, Dell, Apple, Lenovo, Acer and more. We pick the best budget, premium, and gaming PCs, and compare AMD vs. Intel.

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Top Intel exec leaves as company announces major reorg following disastrous 7nm delay

Dr. Murthy Renduchintala to leave Intel by August amid a major reorg at the troubled chip maker.


How to take a screenshot in Windows 10

Taking screenshots in Windows 10 is easy if you know the right keyboard shortcuts.

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Intel's Core i9-10850K is a 100MHz slower, $35 cheaper 10900K

Intel unwraps one more 10th-gen Comet Lake S chip: The Core i9-10850K is only a bit slower but a decent amount cheaper than the 10900K.

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Why AMD says we'll be buying a lot of PCs this year

Americans are planning to buy a lot of PCs this year, based on a survey of U.S. consumers by the National Retail Federation.

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AMD's Ryzen 4000 G-series chips arrive, but the company promises you'll want the next chip instead

AMD introduces 12 Ryzen and Ryzen Pro CPUs based on its 4000 Zen 2 cores as well as six Athlon and Athlon Pro CPUs. Claims 1080p gaming performance without a discrete GPU too

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XPG Xenia 15: This Intel-designed laptop is light and fast

The impressively light Xenia 15 offers stellar performance despite older parts

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AMD demos how fast Ryzen 4000 laptops are in Adobe Premiere Pro

An AMD blog post details how much performance you get in Adobe Premiere Pro from Ryzen 7 4000 U and Ryzen 7 4000 H laptops.

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The Dell XPS 17 9700 has a charging problem

The new Dell XPS 17 is drop-dead gorgeous, thin, relatively fast, and has what looks like a potentially show-stopping charging problem.

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AMD Threadripper Pro has 64 cores, 128 PCIe lanes and 8-channel memory support

The AMD Threadripper Pro will go to war with Intel's fastest Xeons, armed with 64 cores, 128 PCIe Gen 4 lanes, 8 channels of memory and up to 2TB of RAM.

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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.