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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Intel kicks off a new focus on engineering as it puts the rocky 10nm year behind it

Following a miserable 10nm Cannon Lake launch, Intel signals a strategic shift to focus on six pillars of engineering.

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Surprise! Intel reveals 10nm Sunny Cove CPU cores that go deeper, wider, and faster

Intel's first major CPU core update in years kicks the chip giant back into high gear. Meet Sunny Cove.

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Intel vs. Snapdragon: We test HP's Envy x2 with both on speed, battery life and more

Call it Intel vs. Snapdragon: The battle for the soul of your laptop is being fought in thin, light models like HP's Envy x2. So we tested it with both CPUs to dig deep into the differences.

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Exclusive first look: Creative Labs' high-end Sound BlasterX AE-9 breaks cover

We get hands-on with Creative Labs' newest audiophile sound card: The Sound BlasterX AE-9.

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The Full Nerd ep. 77: Super X-Fi, old-school computers, and an unveiling

The PCWorld gang talks about Creative's amazing Super X-Fi, old-school computing, and the reveal of the Sound Blaster AE-9.

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Razer's Blade Stealth gets a long-awaited upgrade to GeForce graphics and a Whiskey Lake CPU

Razer updates its Blade Stealth thin-and-light with a Whiskey Lake CPU and MX150 GPU, making it more like the MacBook Air, except likely faster.

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How Intel's Optane Memory leads to misleading specs in PC advertisements

If you see a PC with a weird RAM amount like 24GB (instead of the more common 4GB, 8GB, or 16GB), it's because Intel's Optane storage memory has been added to the mix.

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How to pick the best gaming laptop GPU

The GPU in a gaming laptop matters, so here's everything you need to know about picking the right one for 720p, 1080p, or 1440p gaming, as well as esports.

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

From budget, to ultraportable, to gaming laptops, our top picks feature the best tech advances in laptop PCs, from new CPUs and GPUs to new materials, and include portables from HP, Dell, and Apple.

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What AMD's 64-core 'Rome' server CPU tells us about Ryzen 2

New CPU features "chiplet" design with 7nm-based x86 cores surrounding 14nm IO chip

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Laptop showdown: AMD vs. Intel and AMD vs. Nvidia in Acer's Predator Helios 500

It's AMD vs. Intel and AMD vs. Nvidia: We test identical Acer Predator Helios 500 laptops, one with Core i9 and GeForce GTX 1070, the other with Ryzen 7 and Radeon RX Vega 56.

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Here's how much slower (and faster?) Apple's new MacBook Air is than Dell's XPS 13

Leaked Geekbench numbers indicate the 2018 MacBook Air gets thrashed by Dell's XPS 13 in heavy workloads

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Apple MacBook Air vs. Dell XPS 13 and HP Spectre x360 13: The battle of the thin-and-lights

We compare the 2018 MacBook Air to the Dell XPS 13 9570 and HP Spectre x360 13 and can't find any reason to buy Apple's new ultraportable.

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Razer Blade 15 Review: The world's smallest 15-inch gaming laptop packs a punch

The redesigned Razer Blade 15 offers blistering gaming performance, stuffing a GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q and 8th gen Core i7 inside its tiny body.