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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Why you won't see AMD's SmartShift technology in more laptops until 2021

AMD executive Frank Azor confirmed that the Dell G5 15 SE will be the only laptop with the company's SmartShift technology in 2020. He promised more would arise in 2021.

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The HP Omen 15 gaming laptop offers AMD and Intel flavors for $1,000 and up

The HP Omen 15 offers both AMD Ryzen and Intel Core CPU choices, and it claims to be the world's smallest gaming laptop for $1,000.

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The HP Pavilion Gaming 16 is an $800 gaming laptop with 16 inches of screen

The HP Pavilion Gaming 16 offers, yes, 16 inches of diagonal screen size in nearly the same body as a typical 15-inch laptop. The starting price on this gaming laptop is $800.

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The best Dell XPS 13: How to choose among three great thin-and-lights

Dell has three great thin-and-light laptops: The XPS 13 7390, the XPS 2-in-1 7390, and the new XPS 13 9300. Here's how to decide based on value, performance, and screen options.

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The Razer Blade Studio Edition is for creative pros who like a little RGB, too

The Razer Blade Studio Edition will cater to content creators with Quadro RTX 5000, 8-core Core i7, 4K OLED, and of course, trademark Razer style.

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SD Express will support PCIe 4.0, but don't hold your breath

SD Express cards will support PCIe 4.0, but don't expect to see it on a camera or drone anytime soon. It's traditionally taken a while for new storage standards to take hold.

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The Dell G5 15 SE features Ryzen, Radeon and Smart Shift's 'free performance'

The Dell G5 15 SE is an all-AMD laptop that's affordable and still competitive with RTX laptops. We dig into the specs.

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Intel 10th Gen Review: The Core i9-10900K is indeed the world's fastest gaming CPU

Intel's 10th gen Comet Lake S CPUs don't take the crown in multi-core performance but they close the gap enough that you may want to actually consider them.

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Alienware Area-51m upgradability: How the Holy Grail of laptop features eluded us

The sad tale of the Alienware Area-51m tells us why we'll never, ever see upgradeable graphics in a laptop.

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Dell XPS 15: Everyone's favorite workhorse laptop finally gets upgraded

The Dell XPS 15 gets a long-overdue upgrade, offering slimmer bezels and 10th-gen CPUs. It leaves USB-A behind as well.

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Dell goes big with the XPS 17's debut: Everything you need to know

The Dell XPS 17 bring the popular XPS brand to a larger form factor laptop this summer, with a bezel-less design, H-class 10th-gen CPU, and up to RTX 2060 graphics.

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The $1,799 MacBook Pro 13 vs. the $650 Acer Swift 3: Guess who wins?

We put a Ryzen-powered Acer Swift 3 against Apple's new MacBook Pro 13 and the results weren't pretty

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AMD Ryzen Pro 4000 chips take the fight to corporate laptops

AMD new Ryzen Pro 4000 CPUs feature memory encryption, fleet management features, and stable shelf life.

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Acer Swift 3 Review: Ryzen 4000 delivers insane performance for the price

The Acer Swift 3 is a budget laptop that's as fast as pricier, heavier models, thanks to Ryzen 7 4700U, an 8-core CPU based on AMD's 7nm Ryzen 4000 with Radeon graphics.

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5 laptops you should consider instead of the new MacBook Pro 13

Apple’s updated MacBook Pro 13 will get the most powerful 10th-gen Intel Ice Lake CPU available. But we can think of a bunch of Windows laptops that already outstrip it in features.