Alaina Yee

Reviews Editor

When not busy wrangling hardware, Alaina Yee covers mini-PCs and laptops for PCWorld. Previously, she’s written for PC Gamer, IGN, Maximum PC, and Official Xbox Magazine.

10 killer PC upgrades that are shockingly cheap
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10 killer PC upgrades that are shockingly cheap

Looking to put more pep in your PC's step? These surprisingly cheap PC upgrades and accessories do the trick without breaking the bank.

Amazon Black Friday deals: The best tech at killer prices

Amazon Black Friday deals: The best tech at killer prices

Amazon is ground zero for Black Friday deals, and we've carefully curated a selection of the best.

Black Friday deals: The cheapest gaming PC you can build
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Black Friday deals: The cheapest gaming PC you can build

This year, you can put together a Ryzen-based gaming PC for just $370—and yes, it includes Windows.

Black Friday 2017: The best early deals
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Black Friday 2017: The best early deals

Yes, that's right: Worthwhile tech deals have already begun rolling out. We'll keep updating this article with new ones as they emerge.

Black Friday deals: PC and PC component steals

Black Friday deals: PC and PC component steals

Laptops, processors, and video cards are on sale almost everywhere, but these particular deals will actually save you some real cash.

Xbox One X PC Build: Can you do it for $500?
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Xbox One X PC Build: Can you do it for $500?

Under the hood, an Xbox One X is a collection of PC hardware. So we dug into current component prices to see if you can build a $500 system that matches its performance—and then we actually assembled and tested the PC.

Xbox One X: Everything you need to know about Microsoft's powerful 4K gaming console
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Xbox One X: Everything you need to know about Microsoft's powerful 4K gaming console

The Xbox One X is a powerful 4K-capable cousin of the Xbox One S. Here are all the details.

The Full Nerd Episode 29: Threadripper review, final Core i9 specs, and an Intel eclipse

The Full Nerd Episode 29: Threadripper review, final Core i9 specs, and an Intel eclipse

The PCWorld crew talk Threadripper performance, dish Core i9 specs and wonder if Intel will eclipse AMD?

Watch us unbox the first Ryzen all-in-one, Dell's Inspiron 27 7000

Watch us unbox the first Ryzen all-in-one, Dell's Inspiron 27 7000

Dell's Inspiron 27 7000 is the first all-in-one system to feature all-AMD configurations. We unbox our review sample for you to see—and open it up for a peek inside.

Dell’s Inspiron 27 7000 is the first Ryzen All-in-One PC, and it's upgradable too

Dell’s Inspiron 27 7000 is the first Ryzen All-in-One PC, and it's upgradable too

Dell's Inspiron 27 7000 breaks many AiO stereotypes with its game-ready Ryzen-Radeon configurations and upgradable design.

HP Spectre x360 (2017) review: The best just keeps getting better

HP Spectre x360 (2017) review: The best just keeps getting better

The addition of active pen support and the option of a 4K UHD screen cements this convertible's status as our favorite.

HP Spectre x360 15 (2017): This 15-inch convertible packs in premium features

HP Spectre x360 15 (2017): This 15-inch convertible packs in premium features

The value you get from this 15-inch 2-in-1 laptop is impressive: A faster processor, higher-resolution screen, and bigger battery are now the standard in every configuration.

HP's 15-inch Spectre x360 features upgraded hardware and a new look for 2017

HP's 15-inch Spectre x360 features upgraded hardware and a new look for 2017

Watch as we unbox our HP Spectre x360 loaner and do an eyeball comparison with last year's model. The 2017 version of HP's premium convertible features some dramatic updates.

Gigabyte PC (GB-GZ1DTi7-1070) review: A powerhouse PC diminished by noisy fans

Gigabyte PC (GB-GZ1DTi7-1070) review: A powerhouse PC diminished by noisy fans

Gigabyte's newest Brix (yes, really) is a small-form-factor PC bursting with performance, but folks with sensitive ears may still end up preferring its competition.

HP's 2017 15-inch Spectre x360 features two surprising changes

HP's 2017 15-inch Spectre x360 features two surprising changes

HP's convertible laptop sports a sleeker look, but with just one screen resolution and the option of discrete graphics, it's no longer quite the same affordable and portable 15.6-inch laptop we met last year.

HP’s updated Envy Curved All-in-One 34 is a sleek take on an old design

HP’s updated Envy Curved All-in-One 34 is a sleek take on an old design

The impressively enormous curved display loses some bulk.

Black Friday 2016 deals: Build a great gaming PC for just $350

Black Friday 2016 deals: Build a great gaming PC for just $350

Black Friday is one of the best times of the year to build a budget system. We've put together buying lists for the cheapest rigs we'd put together, based on this weekend's sales.

Awesome tech gifts that cost $25 or less

Awesome tech gifts that cost $25 or less

Tech gifts don't have to break the bank. We've assembled our favorite picks for under $25 that will improve life for your nearest and dearest.

Acer Swift 7 review: The world's thinnest laptop is starving for power

Acer Swift 7 review: The world's thinnest laptop is starving for power

Acer's Swift 7 dethrones HP's Spectre 13.3 by being just 9.9mm at its skinniest point, but it sheds more than just slivers of an inch.

Brix Gaming UHD (GB-BNi7HG4-950) review: A lot of performance in a little PC

Brix Gaming UHD (GB-BNi7HG4-950) review: A lot of performance in a little PC

This mini-PC looks good on a shelf or a desk, isn’t too loud, and offers better performance than traditional (and larger) gaming consoles.

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