Gordon Mah Ung

Executive Editor

One of founding fathers of hardcore tech reporting, Gordon has been covering PCs and components since 1998.

Best external drives for backup, storage, and portability

The best laptops: Ultrabooks, budget PCs, 2-in-1s, and more
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The best laptops: 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, and include laptops from HP, Dell, and Apple.

Best cheap laptops: We rate the best-sellers on Amazon and Best Buy
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Best cheap laptops: We rate the best-sellers on Amazon and Best Buy

Here's what we'd tell our non-nerdy friends if they asked which budget laptop computers are really the best deals on Amazon and Best Buy.

How to check for the Intel Active Management exploit that lets hackers take over your PC

How to check for the Intel Active Management exploit that lets hackers take over your PC

Although most consumers PCs are safe from Intel's Active Management vulnerability, some may actually have the hardware that's vulnerable. Here's how to check.

Intel Optane Memory has a mission: Make hard drives faster than SSDs

Intel Optane Memory has a mission: Make hard drives faster than SSDs

Intel debuts Optane Memory as a "revolutionary" technology that could make hard drives feel like SSDs, but enthusiasts were hoping for more.

AMD reveals another edge for Ryzen vs. Intel's Skylake: It will be smaller

AMD reveals another edge for Ryzen vs. Intel's Skylake: It will be smaller

AMD engineers revealed two juicy nuggets of info about AMD's highly anticipated Ryzen chips. It'll be about 10 percent tinier than Intel's Skylake, and there'll be a quad-core version.

8 awesome gifts for PC gamers

8 awesome gifts for PC gamers

Shop with confidence for your PC gamer this holiday season with gifts that won't break the bank.

Surface Book i7 review: Still unique and still blazing fast

Surface Book i7 review: Still unique and still blazing fast

Microsoft's interpretation of a laptop offers incredible battery life and class-leading graphics performance.

Intel Kaby Lake Review: What optimization can do for a 14nm CPU

Intel Kaby Lake Review: What optimization can do for a 14nm CPU

There's no die shrink, but Intel's 7th-gen chip brings both a decent performance boost and buttery smooth support for advanced video playback.

Boom: SanDisk just dropped the world's largest SD card

Boom: SanDisk just dropped the world's largest SD card

SanDisk demos a 1TB SDXC card with twice the capacity of the previous model.

Review: Microsoft's Surface Special Edition NFL Type Cover delivers an unofficial benefit

Review: Microsoft's Surface Special Edition NFL Type Cover delivers an unofficial benefit

Made for the Surface Pro 4, Microsoft's Surface Special Edition NFL Type Cover has a price only superfans would tolerate. But it delivers an unofficial benefit for Surface Pro 3 users stuck with subpar keyboards.

Which browser is best for battery life: We test Edge vs. Chrome vs. Opera vs. Firefox

Which browser is best for battery life: We test Edge vs. Chrome vs. Opera vs. Firefox

It's a power struggle for the age of the web, as we test major browsers in a carefully controlled battery-rundown test. Which one will kill your laptop first? The answer's not as simple as you'd think.

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