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Lenovo Yoga AIO 9i desktop showing an HDR demo.

Lenovo Yoga AIO 9i review: an iMac killer in the making

With its price and features, Lenovo's Yoga AIO 9i is squarely targeted at the iMac, but it still stumbles in a few areas.
Alienware Aurora R16 sitting on a coffee table.

Alienware finally fixed the worst parts of its desktops

Dell XPS Desktop sitting on a coffee table.

Dell XPS Desktop (8960) review: a new performance class

The Dell XPS Desktop 8960 reaches a new level of performance, but it comes at the cost of flexibility that made last-gen's model so attractive.
Lenovo Legion Tower 7i gaming PC sitting on a table.

The Lenovo Legion Tower 7i is a great gaming PC with one big mistake

The Lenovo Legion Tower 7i ticks all the boxes with flagship performance, great design, and room for upgrades, but it makes a critical mistake with RAM speed.
The Mac mini on a wooden desk.

Apple Mac mini (M2 Pro) review: the best mini computer ever

The M2 Pro makes the updated Mac mini the best compact computer ever made. And it's a fantastic value too.
Alienware Aurora R15 placed at an angle on a table.

Alienware Aurora R15 review: fixing a critical issue

Alienware's long-running Aurora line sees iterative updates every year, but 2023 brings a critical change that makes it a much more attractive gaming desktop.
Intel NUC computer on a table.

Intel NUC 12 Enthusiast review: a gaming PC the size of a book

The Intel NUC 12 Enthusiast delivers much higher performance than its size would suggest, all while expertly handling heat and noise.
The CLX Scarab on a wooden table.

CLX Scarab review (2022): High-end PC gaming at its finest

Equipped with up to a Core i9-12900KS and an RTX 3090 Ti and retailing for about $5000, the Scarab is worth considering if you're after high-end performance.
The HP Z2 G9 Workstation standing up on a desk.

HP Z2 Mini G9 Workstation review: a serious Mac Studio rival

A PC that's both small and powerful? That's hard to come by, but that's exactly what the HP Z2 mini G9 workstation manages to pull off.
The HP Chromebase All in One 22 sitting on a desk.

HP Chromebase All-in-One 22 review: Taking ChromeOS to new places

The HP Chromebase All-in-One 22 is all about twisting ChromeOS to a new place and giving you new ways to enjoy the OS on a desktop
Acer Predator Orion 7000 sitting on a table.

Acer Predator Orion 7000 review: A great gaming PC that’s too expensive

The Acer Predator Orion 7000 is a fantastic gaming PC, but it's too expensive. You should buy it, but only if you can find one on sale.
Logo on the SteelSeries Arctis Nova Pro headset.

SteelSeries Arctis Nova Pro Wireless review: A new standard

The SteelSeries Arctis Nova Pro Wireless takes the best gaming headset and makes it better, and it's the top premium headset you can buy in 2022.
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Falcon Northwest Tiki review (2022): Mini PC gaming, perfected

The Falcon Northwest Tiki is a monster of a gaming PC, and in its pursuit to offer the smallest form factor possible, it sacrifices very little.
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Asus ProArt Station PD5 review: Too little, too late

The Asus ProArt Station PD5 is too little, too late. It's held back by a last-gen processor, which makes it a bad buy for creators in 2022.
The Dell XPS Desktop sitting on a table.

Dell XPS Desktop (8950) review: A larger, faster design

Liquid cooling in the XPS Desktop? Dell's latest 8950 XPS Desktop packs modern furnishes and powerful hardware, and it's our go-to PC for most people.
EK Fluid Conquest sitting on a table.

EK 275 Conquest review: Custom watercooling for cheap

If you want custom watercooling without the time or monetary investment, the EK 275 Conquest is for you. It's an excellent machine with a low price.
Maingear Vybe desktop sitting on a table.

Maingear Vybe review: Great bones, outdated details

Maingear's Vybe has been a touchstone for custom gaming PCs for years, and it's still a solid option in 2022. It's not the perfect platform it once was, though.
MSI Aegis RS 12 sitting on a table.

MSI Aegis RS 12 review: Cheaper than building your own

The MSI Aegis RS 12 is packed with the latest and greatest hardware, and it's cheap. There are a few build quality oversights you need to know about, though.
HP Omen 45L sitting on a table.

HP Omen 45L review: A master class in prebuilt gaming PCs

The HP Omen 45L is like a dream where gaming PC designers deliver on every promise. It improves an already great design, and it'll be tough to top in 2022.
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Asus ROG GA35 review: A great gaming PC with some clear oversights

The Asus ROG GA35 is a compelling option with how hard graphics cards are to buy. It hits the mark for a high-end gaming PC, but it still has some issues.
The Huntsman V2 TKL's wristrest.

Razer Huntsman V2 TKL review: A compelling argument for wired keyboards

Razer's Huntsman V2 TKL updates an existing, already-winning recipe, throwing in a neat wrist rest and optimized design for an even better keyboard.
Corsair Sabre Pro Wireless on a black background.

Corsair Sabre RGB Pro Wireless review: Competitive mouse, competitive price

The Corsair Sabre RGB Pro Wireless takes one of the best esports mice and makes it better. Beyond that, it's cheaper than the competition, if only by a bit.
Origin Neuron on a table.

Origin Neuron (2021) review: A prebuilt worthy of the premium

The 2021 Origin Neuron uses parts you can buy and put together yourself, and for less. However, excellent build quality and design make it feel a cut above.
Razer Basilisk V3 top overview

Razer Basilisk V3 gaming mouse review: Not revolutionary, but still good

Razer updated its Basilisk mouse to its 3rd revision, throwing in a free-spinning scroll wheel, updated sensor, and a splash of extra RGB.
Lenovo P620 in front of a window.

Lenovo Thinkstation P620 review: The ultimate Threadripper workstation

It doesn't get much more powerful than the Lenovo ThinkStation P620. This Threadripper Pro workstation has some of the most powerful components available today.
Typing on the Keychron Q1 mechanical keyboard.

Keychron Q1 review: A personalized keyboard that will last for years

A customizable mechanical keyboard makes sense for both the novice and enthusiast, as it adds longevity. The $169 Keychron Q1 is the latest, and we've tried it.
Logitech G915 TKL keyboard on an orange background.

Logitech G915 Lightspeed TKL long-term review: The Magic Keyboard for gaming

The Logitech G915 Lightspeed TKL is a mechanical gaming keyboard that takes some notes from Apple's Magic Keyboard, and to great success.
Intel NUC 11 Extreme on a table.

Intel Beast Canyon NUC 11 Extreme review: A true mini gaming PC

The Intel NUC 11 Extreme is a costly barebones kit that still manages to exceed expectations. You'll need a graphics card inside to see its full power, though.
AMD RX 6600 XT sitting on a table.

AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT review: Smooth 1080p gaming at a 1440p price

The AMD RX 6600 XT is targeting 1080p gamers with high refresh rate monitors, but a slightly inflated price might prove too much against the Nvidia competition.
HP 930 Creator Wireless Mouse

HP 930 Creator Wireless Mouse review: Made for creators

The HP 930 Creator Wireless Mouse is highly customizable and ergonomic with excellent battery life.
Nvidia's RTX 3070 Ti graphics card.

Nvidia RTX 3070 Ti review: More of what gamers need

The RTX 3070 Ti only costs $100 more than the 3070, and provides another appropriately priced option for gamers.
RTX 3080 Ti in front of a window.

Nvidia RTX 3080 Ti review: Another powerful GPU at an ungodly price

Nvidia has launched another powerful graphics card, the RTX 3080 Ti. Can it defeat AMD's best and satisfy overwhelming demand?
Apple iMac 24 inch placed on a desk in a sunny context.

Apple iMac (24-inch) M1 review: Seeing is believing

Reinvented as the iMac for a new generation. It has to be seen in person to truly appreciate its design.
Dell XPS Desktop placed outdoors near some trees.

Dell XPS 8940 SE Desktop review: The do-it-all PC

Don’t let Dell’s XPS Desktop compact size and unassuming good looks fool you -- this home PC punches above its weight class, both literally and metaphorically.

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Luke Larsen is a Senior Editor at Digital Trends and manages all content covering laptops, monitors, PC hardware, and everything else that plugs into a computer. Luke joined Digital Trends in 2017 as a native Portlander, happy to join a media company that called his city home. His obsession with technology is in observing the ebb and flow of how technological advancement and product design intersects with our day-to-day experience of it. From digging into the minute details to stepping back and seeing the wider trends, Luke revels in telling stories with tech.

Before working at DT, he worked as Tech Editor at Paste Magazine for over four years and has bylines at publications such as IGN and The Oregonian. When he’s not obsessing over what the best laptop is or how Apple can fix the Mac, Luke spends his time playing designer board games, quoting obscure Star Wars lines, and hanging with his family.