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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Tested: The $1500 Dell XPS 15 vs. the $1500 MacBook Pro 13

The fans asked, and we have answered. We compare laptops on price, not form factor, to see if the fight is fairer. See what happens.

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Samsung Notebook 9 Pro review: This feature-packed 15-inch laptop makes a few compromises

Even with its design quirks, this big work notebook is impressive: It packs in a 4K touchscreen display, quad-core CPU, and discrete GPU for just $1,500.

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Origin PC Chronos review: Fast things come in small, loud packages

Origin PC's custom micro-tower crams high-performance hardware into an impressively small amount of space.


USB Type C speed test: Here's how slow your laptop's port could be

The USB Type C port is new, intriguing, and incredibly confusing, because vendors vary in how they implement the standard. It all comes down to the controller, so we take the fastest USB-C device out there to show you the sometimes vast differences.

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AMD Radeon Pro Duo grabs top graphics spot for now

AMD's overdue dual-GPU Radeon Pro Duo may be fast enough to bump Nvidia's Titan X, but for $1,500, it had better be fast. Don't get too comfortable, though: Pascal could ruin the party in the near future.

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Here's how Apple's updated MacBook stacks up against current PCs

Apple's new 12-inch MacBook is a minor refresh to a popular product. We match it spec by spec to the current crop of laptops.

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PCWorld Show Episode 13: Intel lays off thousands, Apple blows off QuickTime, and a smart mattress tells all

PCWorld's Jon Phillips, Melissa Riofrio, and Gordon Mah Ung take on the hottest tech news and hues--if Apple's rose-gold MacBook is any indication. This week, we discuss what Intel's layoffs mean for the PC market, why Apple abandoned QuickTime for Windows, and whether only a dumb person would buy a smart mattress.

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Corsair's K70 RGP Rapidfire features new gaming-focused Cherry MX switches

New Cherry MX Speed switches are made for fast response.


This electric bike is made for Imperial Stormtroopers

Zeitgeist's carbon-fiber electric bike will go up to 100 miles on a charge and looks like it was built for the Empire.

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Adobe on QuickTime: You're up the creek without a paddle

Adobe Creative Cloud users at risk while company scrambles to find a fix for insecure and abandoned QuickTime.

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Hands-on: Stealth Machines NightHawk 2 offers fighter-jet flair on a Pentagon budget

Stealth Machine's custom gaming PC might look like an F-117 fighter, but it hardly flies under the radar. The case alone costs $400, and wait'll you see what's inside.

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Intel claims storage supremacy with swift 3D XPoint Optane drives, 1-petabyte 3D NAND

Intel, in addition to showing off its blazing-fast 3C XPoint Optane drives, also said its 3D NAND will be able to squeeze 1TB of storage into a 1.5mm thick drive by next year.

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Storage on steroids: Intel bets on PCIe SSDs, and Optane storage as fast as RAM

Intel storage czar Bill Leszinske has a thing or two to say about the future of drive technology, and it's all about fast.

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Whoa. ASRock confirms 10-core Intel Core i7, outs other new Extreme Edition models

“The most unmissable part of Intel Broadwell-E is the flagship Core i7-6950X, which will be the first deca-core processor for the commercial market,” ASRock said.

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Hands-on with HP's Spectre 13.3, the world's thinnest laptop

The Spectre 13.3 ultraportable laptop sports crazy cabinet hinges and a new logo, and it's thinner than an iPad Pro.