Ben Patterson

Senior Writer

Ben has been writing about technology and consumer electronics for more than 20 years. A PCWorld contributor since 2014, Ben joined TechHive in 2019, where he covers smart speakers, soundbars, and other smart and home-theater devices.

LG rolls out firmware update enabling G-Sync compatibility for its 2019 OLED TVs

Philips Hue Play review: This versatile bias lighting kit syncs with your PC

Philips Hue Play review: This versatile bias lighting kit syncs with your PC

If you’ve already got a Philips Hue Bridge in your home, the Hue Play makes for a great way to add bias lighting to your home theater setup, or as a responsive bias light for your computer monitor.

Lenovo Legion Y530 review: An affordable gaming laptop saddled with an iffy graphics card

Lenovo Legion Y530 review: An affordable gaming laptop saddled with an iffy graphics card

The inexpensive Lenovo Legion Y530 will tempt budget-minded gamers, but its middling graphics card struggles to keep up with today's games, let alone tomorrow's.

Lenovo Legion Y920 review: A hefty gaming laptop with buttery graphics and a mechanical keyboard

Lenovo Legion Y920 review: A hefty gaming laptop with buttery graphics and a mechanical keyboard

Big and heavy though it is, the Lenovo Legion Y920 boasts some serious gaming firepower and a mechanical keyboard to boot, not to mention one-touch overclocking and Dolby sound.

Dell G7 15 (7588) review: A six-core gaming laptop that won’t break the bank

Dell G7 15 (7588) review: A six-core gaming laptop that won’t break the bank

Armed with a screamingly fast six-core CPU and a reasonably robust graphics card, the $1,200 Dell G7 15 packs in an impressive amount of processing and gaming power into a shell that’s less than an inch thick.

Dell G3 15 (3579) review: This budget gaming laptop makes the most of what it’s got

Dell G3 15 (3579) review: This budget gaming laptop makes the most of what it’s got

It’s not the thinnest, lightest, or most powerful gaming laptop on the market, and we wish its 15.6-inch screen were brighter. But for a budget-friendly price, the GTX 1050 Ti-powered Dell G3 15 packs an impressive punch.

Acer Nitro 5 review: A Coffee Lake-flavored gaming laptop that won't empty your wallet

Acer Nitro 5 review: A Coffee Lake-flavored gaming laptop that won't empty your wallet

The Acer Nitro 5 may be big and heavy, with so-so battery life and a fairly dim screen, but if you're shopping for a gaming laptop that handle AAA titles without breaking the bank, it delivers the goods.

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