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If you're trying to spend less than $2000 on a computer you plan to use daily, then you will find yourself making compromises. In the case of the Dell Inspiron 7000, you get a beefy gaming computer that can take whatever game designers throw at it. Unfortunately, its physical design is rife with trade-offs. Indeed, you get a pretty great machine when you spend that $2000 on Dell's budget gaming laptop, but you're never gonna forget it's cheap.

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When it comes to playing games, I've always preferred consoles to computers. Building (or buying) a custom gaming rig can be fun, but I need a dedicated laptop. And gaming laptops can definitely bring the power, but often with a size and battery-life trade-off that would make it impossible to use in any non-gaming scenario. So it used to be that if I wanted to game, it was easier to for me to spend money on an Xbox One S or PlayStation 4 Pro, rather than messing with PCs. But the new Alienware 13 is changing my mind about gaming laptops.

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Upgrading your computer can be a great way to save a little cash. It can also be a great way to fulfil that need most gadget geeks have for getting cool new stuff on a regular basis. But upgrading can also be shockingly expensive if you're not careful (steer clear of Apple's overpriced RAM), and it can seem especially daunting to upgrade if you're not familiar with the insides of your computer.

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Alienware's funky-lookin' laptops may look cool and play games good, but we've agreed in the past that they're generally a little bit too expensive for what you're getting. Microsoft's daily Christmas deal for today, though, knocks $1000 off the price of this 15-inch Alienware notebook. Why? Because it's about to be replaced by a new model.

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When you're buying your lunch today, you might want to take a moment and spend a little more. Gizmodo's Lunch Time Deals posts point out any particularly good bargains for Aussie bargain hunters around the 'net. Today, JB Hi-Fi has an Instant Deal that cuts a third off the price of a half-decent Dell laptop.

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Laptop 2-in-1s never creep past 15-inches, and the thinking seems to be that flipping around such a massive piece of machine would be unnecessarily awkward. Dell has decided to blow up that idea by introducing the new Inspiron 7000, featuring a monstrous 17-inch convertible configuration.

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Computex 2016 is all this week in Taipei, Taiwan — and it's where you want to be if you're interested in all the new components and gadgets that you'll be using inside and around your gaming PC over the next year. All the major tech brands will have stands and exhibitions on show, with new technologies alongside PC overclocking and case modding competitions, as well as new peripherals like keyboards, mice and headsets. Here's what we know is coming, and what we're hoping for.

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The most noticeable characteristic of the XPS 15 is its extraordinary display. With almost no bezel around the screen, 4K resolution, above average brightness, viewability from almost any angle, and superb colour, it feels markedly more immersive than Retina displays — to the point where colour flaws on web pages and low-resolution installation wizards become hard to look at. Dell's togglable PremierColor feature pushes the display's palette to its limits, and looks stunning in the right applications.