With attractive looks and a generous feature set, the Gigabyte Z690 Aorus Master should be on the shortlist if you're looking for an enthusiast-class Intel motherboard.
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The very expensive Corsair K70 mechanical keyboard falls short in a few very specific ways.
Packing a 14K optical sensor, seven programmable buttons, and dual connectivity options, the Razer DeathAdder V2 X Hyperspeed is an able gaming mouse for the price. It doesn't include any RGB lighting—but that may be a plus for some.
Asus's X570 ROG Crosshair VIII Hero (and its "Dark Hero" variant) top out at Ryzen 5000, but it hits a sweet spot in terms of price and features that should please price-conscious PC builders.
Nomad's latest Base Station wireless charging pad looks great while providing extra utility.
You can find better-sounding budget speakers at the same price, but not ones that take such little space.
The "Godlike" moniker on the MSI X570 motherboard should be a hint that this board is all-powerful, boasting a rare combination of enthusiast-level features. It's just not upgradeable beyond Ryzen 5000.
Built-in USB-C and Lightning cables means one less thing to worry about when you travel. Read on to see how Belkin's Charge Plus 10K USB-C power bank's other features and relative performance.
Asus Maximum Z690 Extreme motherboard pushes the boundaries of high end, with a feature laden beast and budget buster.
The MX Keys Mini costs about the same as Apple's Magic Keyboard without Touch ID, but you might prefer the way Logitech's keyboard feels.
Nvidia's GeForce RTX 3050 delivers great 1080p gaming performance and modern features, if it stays in stock at a sane price.
Intel's 12th-gen "Alder Lake" CPU arrives to push aside Ryzen 9 and Tiger Lake H in laptops. Wade deep into the benchmarks in our comprehensive Core i9-12900HK review.
The Sapphire Pulse delivers a whisper-quiet spin on AMD's affordable Radeon RX 6500 XT, with the company's Trixx Boost software giving performance a helping hand.
The AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT brings ray tracing and affordable GPUs to the masses, but doing so requires some unorthodox tweaks.
You can get a pre-assembled Keychron Q1 or mix-and-match keyswitches and keycaps. Whichever choices you make, powerful open-source software puts control in your hands.
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Set up is effortless.
The strength of the Aruba Instant On AP11D is that the design and feature set support the modern, flexible, and mobile way of working.
Aruba backs the AP11D up with a two-year warranty and 24/7 phone support.
Ultimately this laptop has achieved everything I would hope for in a laptop for work, while fitting that into a form factor and weight that is remarkable.
This smart laptop was enjoyable to use and great to work on – creating content was super simple.
It really doesn’t get more “gaming laptop” than this.
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