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Our latest longform features, product reviews, and buying guides. A tech enthusiast must-read.

The Best Tablets 2020: An Ever Evolving and Affordable Form of Computing

Tablets may not be as hot as they once were, but the form factor is still popular and a very useful form of computing. Case in point, when millions were forced into working and studying from home, tablets nearly became a necessity for teleconferencing, or if you needed a second screen to be more productive, all while being less expensive than a full blown laptop.

The Rise, Fall and Revival of AMD

AMD is one of the oldest designers of large scale microprocessors and has been the subject of polarizing debate among technology enthusiasts for nearly 50 years. Its story makes for a thrilling tale. We'll revisit the company's past, examine the twists and turns in the path to the present, and wonder at what lies ahead.

Valorant Takes Aim at the King

I've been excited to play Riot's Valorant for a long time, and not just for the sake of the game itself. I'm a long-term Counter-Strike player and my hope with Valorant was not just that Riot would make a game I love, but one that would give another game I love a boot up the backside.

Intel Core i9-10980HK Review: Flagship Laptop CPU

The Core i9-10980HK is Intel's flagship mobile processor in their 10th generation line-up. This is the third CPU we've looked at in the Comet Lake H-series, after the Core i7-10875H and Core i7-10750H, so we're starting to get a pretty comprehensive outline of where Intel is positioned in the market right now. This Core i9 chip is typically found in the most expensive laptops you can get, but it also promises to be the fastest.

Intel Core i3-10100 + B460 Motherboard Review

The Core i3-10100 is Intel's most affordable 4-core, 8-thread CPU ever at just $122. That places it in direct competition with AMD's Ryzen 3 3300X. As the successor of the i3-9100, clock speeds are about the same, but thanks to Hyper-Threading, it brings support for 8 threads. Spec-wise, the i3-10100 is similar to 2017's Core i7-7700 which cost more than twice as much as this i3 CPU.