Nate Ralph has well over a decade of experience tinkering with, on, and around technology. He's driven by a need to understand how things work, which manifests as a passion for building and re-building PCs, self-hosting open source services, and researching what's new and next in the world of tech. When he's not troubleshooting his home network, he can be found taking and editing photos, dabbling in space and flight sims, or taking baby steps into the world of woodworking.
The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 8 is a great 2-in-1 laptop for getting things done on the go, but don't expect to play games on this productivity machine.
The Framework Laptop Chromebook Edition keeps the tinkering dream alive, but is held back by ChromeOS.
The Acer Spin 5 is a modest Windows workhorse that delivers where it counts, offering respectable power at a reasonable price.
The Maingear Turbo packs top-of-the-line components into a beautiful compact case. You can get incredible performance out of this tiny titan, but be prepared to pay for the privilege.