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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Dell XPS 15 (2017) review: Kaby Lake and a 4K display make a difference

With a Kaby Lake quad-core and Pascal graphics, the XPS 15 remains the quad-core to beat.

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Intel Core i9 review: The fastest consumer CPU prepares for Ryzen war

Intel's Core i9 finally arrives amid a changed landscape. Here's how the company's fastest CPU stacks up against the pack.

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The best laptops of 2017: Ultrabooks, budget PCs, 2-in-1s, and more

Our top picks feature the best tech advances in portable PCs, from new CPUs and GPUs to new materials.

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AMD Ryzen Threadripper: Everything we know so far about this monster CPU

With up to 16 cores on tap, AMD's Ryzen-based Threadripper just might be the fastest consumer CPU ever sold.

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AMD Threadripper grab: Dell's Alienware shuts out other major vendors for 2017

Dell's Alienware gets a lock onThreadripper for 2017, shutting out HP, Lenovo and other major rivals. Boutique vendors and DIYers will get access.

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Intel revealed the Core i9 ship dates, but you won't like them

Intel's announced when its Core i9 chips will be released, but enthusiasts will be frustrated: Intel's releasing the lower-end chips first and leaving the monster, 18-core best for last.

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Hands-on: Creative Labs' Sound BlasterX AE-5 ups the audio for gamers

Creative Labs' Sound BlasterX AE-5 brings a beefy 32-bit DAC to this sound card made for gamers.

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No, AMD didn't slash Ryzen prices ahead of Threadripper launch

Is AMD slashing Ryzen prices? Nope, the company said.

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HP's Omen Accelerator can give your laptop some guts

HP's Omen Accelerator takes the external-GPU dock further, supporting storage and ethernet as well over a Thunderbolt 3 connection.

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HP reboots Omen desktop with more of what gamers love

HP's Omen Desktop is upping its game, shedding the old, boring box with "gaming facade stapled on" for a bigger, faster, and slicker design that's better-equipped for serious gameplay.

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HP's Omen X Compact Desktop can morph into a backpack VR PC

HP's Omen X Compact Desktop was purely a VR backpack PC in a past life, but for this generation, HP is emphasizing its desktop side.

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The Full Nerd Episode 24: Core Wars. AMD and Intel go nuts, RAID $$$ and a Radeon shortage

The staff goes Full Nerd on 18-core CPUs, Intel VROC, Nvidia's amazing Max-Q and the Radeon shortage

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Hands-on: The Raven Z is a mini-PC with rare talent

The Raven Z mini-PC somehow manages to squeeze discrete graphics into its tiny box. It's a design that's too good to be true.

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AMD's Threadripper struts onstage with Radeon RX Vega and a big surprise

When AMD's Threadripper made its first public appearance at Computex in Taipei, the guest starts were two Radeon RX Vega cards.

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Intel's Core i9 and X299 enable crazy RAID configurations for a price

Here's what eight SSDs in RAID 0 looks like on the new Core i9 platform.