Melissa Riofrio

Executive Editor

Melissa Riofrio spent her formative journalistic years reviewing some of the biggest iron at PCWorld--desktops, laptops, storage, printers--and she continued to focus on hardware testing during stints at Computer Currents and CNET. Currently, in addition to leading PCWorld’s content direction, she covers productivity laptops and Chromebooks.

Razer revamps the Blade Pro 17 with 9th-gen Intel Core and Nvidia RTX in a trimmer package

I could slide the Acer Predator Helios 700's HyperDrift keyboard all day

I could slide the Acer Predator Helios 700's HyperDrift keyboard all day

Acer's Predator Helios 700 gaming laptop debuts the HyperDrift keyboard, which slides forward for better ventilation as well as easier typing.

The Alienware Area-51m is a desktop-class laptop both extreme and refined

The Alienware Area-51m is a desktop-class laptop both extreme and refined

With the Alienware Area-51m gaming laptop, Dell is launching a new design as well as a desktop-class powerhouse. Here's our close look.

Watch us unbox Dell's G3 15 and G7 15 gaming laptops

Watch us unbox Dell's G3 15 and G7 15 gaming laptops

Dell's G series gaming laptops aren't flashy, but inside they have the CPU and GPU power you need.

Lenovo's Legion C530 and Legion C730 Cubes are compact desktops made for esports
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Lenovo's Legion C530 and Legion C730 Cubes are compact desktops made for esports

Lenovo's Legion C530 and Legion C730 Cubes speak to the esports crowd with their compact form factors housing gaming hardware to spare. They even have a heavy-duty carrying handle.

The Lenovo Legion Y730 gaming laptop has overclocking and RGB lighting to spare

The Lenovo Legion Y730 gaming laptop has overclocking and RGB lighting to spare

The Lenovo Y730 gaming laptop will come in 15-inch and 17-inch versions with overclockable RAM options and some neat RGB lighting features.

Lenovo's Legion Y530 and Legion Y7000 gaming laptops are designed to be subtle

Lenovo's Legion Y530 and Legion Y7000 gaming laptops are designed to be subtle

Lenovo's Legion Y530 and Legion Y7000 laptops don't flaunt their gaming chops, which include the latest Coffee Lake CPUs and GTX 1050 GPUs.

The Acer Predator Helios 500 is a gaming laptop that's overclockable in all the right places

The Acer Predator Helios 500 is a gaming laptop that's overclockable in all the right places

The Acer Predator Helios 500 checks off a lot of boxes: Overclockable GPU and CPU options, 17-inch 4K UHD or 144Hz 1080p display options, and much more.

Hands-on: The Acer Predator Helios 300 Special Edition takes the boring out of budget gaming

Hands-on: The Acer Predator Helios 300 Special Edition takes the boring out of budget gaming

The Acer Predator Helios 300 Special Edition spices things up with a 144Hz display option and a snazzy new color scheme.

Dell's G Series laptops are priced for every gamer

Dell's G Series laptops are priced for every gamer

Dell's new mainstream gaming laptops include the G3 15 and G3 17, the G5 15, and the G7 15, with prices starting at $749 for surprisingly well-equipped models.

Star Wars gift guide: Top picks for fans who are tech geeks

Star Wars gift guide: Top picks for fans who are tech geeks

PCWorld's Star Wars gift guide, is for people who are (or are shopping for) Star Wars fans who are also tech geeks. Our top picks range from droids to drones, from LEGOs to ugly sweaters, and even snow globes.

The Alienware 15 and Alienware 17 pack 6-core Intel overclockable goodness

The Alienware 15 and Alienware 17 pack 6-core Intel overclockable goodness

The Alienware 15 and Alienware 17 premium gaming laptops don't skimp, offering six-core Intel Core CPUs on all but one model, and discrete graphics up to a GeForce GTX 1080.

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