Reviews / Hardware & Software

  1. Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 11 review: Two steps forward, one step back


  2. GeForce RTX 4060 review: Not thrilling, but a super-efficient $299 workhorse

    60-class GPUs are Nvidia's most popular; the 4060 don't fix what ain't broke.

  3. A threat to portable monitors everywhere: Lenovo Yoga Book 9i review


  4. M2 Ultra Mac Studio review: Who needs a Mac Pro, anyway?

    The realities of Apple Silicon make the Studio the best bet for most pros.

  5. Review: Apple’s 15-inch MacBook Air says what it is and is what it says

    It's a credit to Apple's chips that when I'm using my 13-inch MacBook Air, I feel much more constrained by the screen size than I do by the performance.

  6. Hands-on with Apple Vision Pro: This is not a VR headset

    CUPERTINO, Calif.—Going into the Vision Pro demo room at Apple’s WWDC conference, I wasn’t sure what to expect. The keynote presentation, which showed everything from desktop productivity apps to dinosaurs circling a Vision Pro user in space,...

  7. Review: Nvidia’s $399 RTX 4060 Ti is a step forward, but only a small one

    Nvidia's announcement of the GeForce RTX 4060 series last week broke the pricing trend set by every other RTX 4000-series card released so far: The 4060 Ti is launching at the same price as its predecessor, and the 4060 is actually getting a small...

  8. Review: Framework Laptop’s 13th-gen Intel upgrade helps fix its battery problem

    But for upgraders, the AMD Ryzen board will probably feel more transformative.

  9. RTX 4070 review: An ideal GPU for anyone who skipped the graphics card shortage

    Nvidia's GeForce RTX 4070 is here. It's the company's first launch in over a year of a graphics card that could charitably be described as "mainstream," both in performance and in price. It costs $600.

  10. Intel’s Core i5 is the best bargain in CPUs right now, but which should you get?

    Fancy, expensive processors are fun, but for most people who just want to build a decent middle-of-the-road PC for gaming (and anything else), the best advice is usually to buy a Core i5 or Ryzen 5 for somewhere in the $200–$250 range and pair it...

  11. Ryzen 7950X3D review: An expensive but incredibly efficient 16-core CPU

    Toward the end of Ryzen 5000's run, AMD released the Ryzen 7 5800X3D, a special version of the eight-core 5800X with 64MB of extra L3 cache stacked on top of it.

  12. Razer BlackWidow V4 Pro review: More than enough buttons, too much software


  1. 2023 MacBook Pro review: A refined second generation

    The M2 Pro and Max and improved connectivity headline Apple’s laptop refresh.

  2. M2 Pro Mac mini review: Apple’s Goldilocks desktop for semi-professionals

    Outstanding power efficiency is a highlight of this in-betweener desktop.

  3. Amazon’s Kindle Scribe is pen-centric hardware let down by book-centric software

    Amazon's Kindle e-readers have been around for 15 years, and they've remained steadfastly focused on displaying books for reading (and, to a lesser extent, audiobooks). Input has never been something they've been particularly concerned with. The...

  4. Review: ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 5 is impressively fast, with the right settings


  5. Review: HP’s Dragonfly Folio G3 stays cool and quiet in faux leather


  6. Radeon 7900 XTX and XT review: Faster, hotter, and cheaper than the RTX 4080

    Nvidia's RTX 4080 and 4090 GPUs are amazing performers. They are also amazingly expensive, starting at $1,200 and $1,500 and going way up for cards from partners like MSI, Gigabyte, and Asus. The 4080 is nearly twice as expensive as the original $699...

  7. Review: The 2022 Dell XPS 13 is more than just a pretty face


  8. Review: Intel’s “Raptor Canyon” NUC is a compact gaming PC without the stress

    Intel's NUC (Next Unit of Computing) desktops rose to prominence about a decade ago by being small; they were essentially laptops without screens or batteries, crammed inside a tiny box.

  9. Review: Dell’s UltraSharp U3223QZ monitor has a high-contrast IPS Black screen


  10. “Project Volterra” review: Microsoft’s $600 Arm PC that almost doesn’t suck

    Microsoft has released two new systems based on Qualcomm's Arm processors lately. The first, a 5G version of the Surface Pro 9, has mostly been panned by reviewers, with software compatibility being a major pain point even after two generations of...

  11. 2022 Apple TV 4K review: HDR10+ rounds out an already excellent streaming box

    A lower price makes this mostly unchanged device much more appealing.

  12. Still the best tablet-laptop: Microsoft’s Surface Pro 9 review

    Let's talk about the Surface Pro 9.

  1. The best wireless mechanical keyboards

    It's no secret that mechanical keyboards provide some of the best tactile typing experiences available. It's also not a secret that wireless keyboards can be a productivity boon, reducing workspace clutter and easily connecting with numerous device...

  2. 2022 iPad review: The best one—except for all the others

    Apple’s latest tablet doesn’t quite justify its price compared to other iPads.

  3. macOS 13 Ventura: The Ars Technica review

    If you asked me to tell you all the most exciting things that happened to the Mac in the last two years, I'd start with hardware, not software.

  4. AMD Ryzen 7 7700X review: Performance that’s great but a price that isn’t

    Shortly after our review of the Ryzen 5 7600X and Ryzen 9 7950X were published late last month, AMD sent us a box containing the other two members of the Ryzen 7000 launch family: the $400 Ryzen 7 7700X, and the $550 Ryzen 9 7900X.

  5. Review: Dell’s MS700 wireless mouse has a twisted parlor trick but limited use


  6. Review: Amazon’s $100 Kindle is lightweight and cute, and it nails the basics

    All the best features of a circa-2015 Paperwhite in a smaller, cheaper package.

  7. Ryzen 7600X and 7950X review: Zen 4 starts off expensive but impressive

    Thermal behavior is a bit odd, but there's lots to like about these new CPUs.

  8. iOS 16 review: Customization unlocked

    For the past couple of years, Apple’s annual iOS updates have laser-focused on one feature for an overhaul while making smaller tweaks to everything else. Last year, Focus was the, well, focus. The year before that, it was the home screen.

  9. iPhone 14 and 14 Pro review: A picture is worth a thousand dollars

    These updates are iterative as ever, but the cameras and Dynamic Island shine.

  10. Review: Dell’s XPS 13 Plus pulls high performance from a frustrating design


  11. Mini-review: Dell’s XPS 15 9520 is a low-key improvement to an established design

    If previous XPS 15 models have turned you off, this one won't change your mind.

  12. Review: Lenovo’s ThinkPad Z13 is a bit weird, but Ryzen 6000 is fantastic