Gordon Mah Ung

Executive Editor

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

How Thunderbolt 3 won the port wars

HP's Spectre x2 may be the Surface Pro killer we've been waiting for

HP's Spectre x2 may be the Surface Pro killer we've been waiting for

HP's Spectre x2 packs a 7th-gen Kaby Lake CPU, Iris graphics, and a higher-res screen and lower price than the aging Surface Pro 4.

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

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

It's official: AMD's Threadripper will bring a 16-core, 32-thread monster to the desktop
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It's official: AMD's Threadripper will bring a 16-core, 32-thread monster to the desktop

It's called Threadripper, and it will be the first consumer-focused chip with 16 cores and 32 threads of computing power. Due out this summer, Intel should be worried about this monster.

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.

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

Surface Laptop vs. MacBook Air vs. Dell XPS 13 vs. HP Spectre x360 13t: A specs comparison

Surface Laptop vs. MacBook Air vs. Dell XPS 13 vs. HP Spectre x360 13t: A specs comparison

It's a thin-and-light spec fight! We haven't tested the Surface Laptop yet, but we can compare its specs to the competition's and see how it measures up, at least on paper.

Hands-on: Gigabyte's Aero 15 pushes gaming laptop to new limits

Hands-on: Gigabyte's Aero 15 pushes gaming laptop to new limits

With a quad-core Kaby Lake and Nvidia's GTX 1060, plus a huge battery, Gigabyte's Aero 15 promises real gaming on the go.

Dell XPS 15 vs. MacBook Pro 15: Fight!

Dell XPS 15 vs. MacBook Pro 15: Fight!

We pit Apple's redesigned MacBook Pro 15 against Dell's upgraded XPS 15 to see which of these quad-core workhorses is the best. The answer may not surprise you.

Finsix Dart-C charger review: Tiny, powerful, and worth the expense
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Finsix Dart-C charger review: Tiny, powerful, and worth the expense

Finsix's Dart-C is almost as small as a phone charger but can power an entire laptop.

Digital Storm Velox review: 5GHz overclocked luxury out of the box

Digital Storm Velox review: 5GHz overclocked luxury out of the box

The Velox heralds the return of 5GHz overclocking.

Ryzen 5 review vs. Core i5: Ryzen 5 1600X wins for best mainstream power CPU

Ryzen 5 review vs. Core i5: Ryzen 5 1600X wins for best mainstream power CPU

AMD's Ryzen 5 1600X challenges Intel's vaunted Core i5-7600K for best $250 CPU. Here's what the benchmarks told us.

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