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.
If you’re on the hunt for a big screen, Acer’s Swift X 16-inch offers a good value. But don’t expect great battery life.
The Acer Spin 5 is a modest Windows workhorse that delivers where it counts, offering respectable power at a reasonable price.
If you’re not the type to tinker, the Corsair One Pro a200 offers power in a small package.
The GE76 Raider is the definition of top-of-the-line gaming laptop, eschewing portability and battery life to deliver uncompromised power.
Stellar battery life and solid performance make the Amazon Fire HD 10 Plus tablet a Prime choice for tight budgets.
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.
Asus’ ambitious dual-screen laptop delivers lots of power and a vibrant OLED display, but poor ergonomics and disappointing battery life keep it from greatness.
The thinnest ThinkPad yet couples a sleek design with a vibrant display, but thin and portable comes at a cost.