ASUS ROG Zephyrus review: Gaming laptops will never be the same again

The ASUS ROG Zephyrus is an entirely new breed of gaming notebook. It packs in the most powerful laptop graphics hardware on the market, NVIDIA's GTX 1080, in a frame that's almost half the size of similar machines. Mostly, that's due to being one of…

Best and worst gaming laptop brands 2017

Choosing the right notebook is hard, but selecting the perfect gaming laptop is even more challenging. In addition to specs like the processor, graphics card and storage drives, you need to consider the special sauce that each manufacturer adds to it…

Part shortages thwart the PC’s sales recovery

So much for the PC industry bouncing back after years of decline. Analysts at Gartner and IDC estimate that computer shipments fell between 3.3 and 4.3 percent in the second quarter, resuming an otherwise unbroken slump. However, the drop wasn't due…

AMD and NVIDIA go after Bitcoin miners with new video cards

Dedicated digital currency miners know the importance of good graphics cards — modern GPUs have enough general-purpose computing power to process money formats like Bitcoin much faster than a CPU alone. They've never really been suited for non-stop…

Intel’s not very happy about Qualcomm-powered Windows 10 PCs

As its 8086 chip architecture nears 40 years old, Intel has put Qualcomm on notice about recent news that Windows 10 PCs will run Snapdragon 835 chips with x86 emulation. "There have been reports that some companies may try to emulate Intel's proprie…

Overclocking to 7GHz takes more than just liquid nitrogen

Over the years, I've been fascinated by two kinds of events at Computex: eSports and extreme PC overclocking competitions. I doubt I'd ever make it as a professional gamer (I'm more of a Counter Fight kind of guy than Counter-Strike these days), but…

Samsung’s mesh WiFi system connects your smart home this July

Samsung's oh-so-smoothly named Connect Home Smart WiFi System now has a launch date and pricing structure. The router, which was announced in March, also has a SmartThings hub built right in, making it super easy to connect all of your smart gadgets.

Microsoft shows off Windows VR headsets from ASUS and Dell

We've already seen Windows 10 VR headsets from HP, Acer and Dell — now, you you can add ASUS to the mix. During its Computex keynote today, Microsoft revealed ASUS' headset for the first time, along with a new look for Dell's entry. They both share…