Gordon Mah Ung

Executive Editor

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

MSI GS65 Stealth Thin 8RE review: Stylish enough for work and powerful enough for play

MSI GS65 Stealth Thin 8RE review: Stylish enough for work and powerful enough for play

The GS65 Stealth Thin features a 6-core Core i7, VR-ready graphics yet still weights just 4 lbs.

BenQ ScreenBar review: Why didn't someone think of this sooner?

BenQ ScreenBar review: Why didn't someone think of this sooner?

BenQ's ScreenBar is a "desk lamp" that runs off of USB and doesn't use a lick of desk space.

Dell surveyed 5,763 PC gamers, and this is what they said

Dell surveyed 5,763 PC gamers, and this is what they said

Dell's State of Gaming survey of 5,763 PC gamers from 11 countries yields this shocking revelation: PC gamers are people, too.

AMD 'boot kits' loan chips to help update motherboards for 2nd-gen Ryzen CPUs
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AMD 'boot kits' loan chips to help update motherboards for 2nd-gen Ryzen CPUs

No, AMD won't give you a free chip, but it it will loan you one to help update your BIOS to support its new 2nd-gen Ryzen CPUs and APUs.

How Intel's 8th-gen CPUs will affect budget gaming laptops

How Intel's 8th-gen CPUs will affect budget gaming laptops

Intel's new 8th-gen CPUs don't necessarily mean lower prices for older gaming laptops, but you'll get more for your money with new budget hardware.

Ryzen 7 2700X review: AMD's 2nd-gen CPUs nail the sequel
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Ryzen 7 2700X review: AMD's 2nd-gen CPUs nail the sequel

AMD's 2nd-gen Ryzen 7 2700X puts the squeeze on Intel's 8th-gen Coffee Lake CPUs.

Should you buy a Core i9 laptop?

Should you buy a Core i9 laptop?

Can't decide if you need a 6-core Core i9 laptop? Here are main reasons you should and shouldn't buy one.

Intel's Kaby Lake-G mystery: Why Radeon Vega M may be more Polaris than Vega

Intel's Kaby Lake-G mystery: Why Radeon Vega M may be more Polaris than Vega

Intel's hot new Kaby Lake G may actually be based on AMD's older Polaris GPU, despite its Vega M name.

Intel Inside: The CPUs Apple could stuff in the next MacBooks

Intel Inside: The CPUs Apple could stuff in the next MacBooks

It's the time of year when everyone gets to play the "what CPU will Apple use next" game.

Budget gamers: You can get some Intel Coffee Lake chips for as little as $42

Budget gamers: You can get some Intel Coffee Lake chips for as little as $42

Intel has quietly released two Pentium Gold and two Celeron Coffee Lake chips that are just the ticket for budget PC builders.

Dell's updated XPS 15 could crush the MacBook Pro 15—again

Dell's updated XPS 15 could crush the MacBook Pro 15—again

Dell's new XPS 15 brings a 6-core Core i7 Coffee Lake CPU and faster GeForce graphics to a stellar 15-inch laptop.

Gigabyte's Aero 15 gaming laptops boost the core count but keep the battery life

Gigabyte's Aero 15 gaming laptops boost the core count but keep the battery life

Gigabyte's new Aero 15 packs a 6-core Intel CPU and a GeForce GTX 1060 without compromising battery life.

Hands-on: The MSI GS65 is a gaming laptop that blends into business settings

Hands-on: The MSI GS65 is a gaming laptop that blends into business settings

MSI's GS65 gaming laptop is designed to blend into your business meeting, but under the hood it's got power to spare: a 6-core Core i7, GeForce GTX 1060, and a high-refresh panel.

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.

Dell New XPS 13 review: It's elegant, tiny and stupidly fast

Dell New XPS 13 review: It's elegant, tiny and stupidly fast

Dell's New XPS 13 comes in Alpine White, has an improved keyboard, sports a Windows Hello camera, and simply smokes the competition (and itself) in performance.

Best gaming laptops: Know what to look for and which models rate highest

Best gaming laptops: Know what to look for and which models rate highest

Which gaming laptop should you buy? From size, to performance, to budget, to features, this buyer's guide will help you find the right gaming laptop for your needs.

How to test how much Spectre and Meltdown hurt your PC's performance

How to test how much Spectre and Meltdown hurt your PC's performance

Six steps to find out how much performance you lost from the Meltdown and Spectre patches

Who should buy a Ryzen APU, and who shouldn't

Who should buy a Ryzen APU, and who shouldn't

PC gamers are wondering: Should I buy an AMD Ryzen 3 2200G or Ryzen 5 2400G? Here are 5 good reasons to buy it, and 5 reasons why you may want to hold off.

Ryzen APU review: Ryzen plus Vega saves budget gamers during a GPU drought

Ryzen APU review: Ryzen plus Vega saves budget gamers during a GPU drought

AMD's Ryzen 3 2200G and Ryzen 5 2400G APUs are everything budget gamers have been praying for: surprisingly decent gaming performance at a shockingly low price.

Best external drives for backup, storage, and portability
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Best external drives for backup, storage, and portability

Whether you're looking for speed, capacity, portability, or all of the above, a USB external hard disk or SSD is a necessary complement to your desktop PC setup.

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