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There's some pretty crazy high-end tech on the floor of Computex in Taipei this year. Chief amongst them are two new monitors that take the absolute best tech from high-end TVs and cram it into desktop-friendly sizes, although the price tags will probably put any other peripheral you could ever think of to shame. If you're cashed up and ready to frag, the Asus ROG Swift PG35VQ and the Acer Predator X35 are equally worthy of your attention.

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If you're the kind of gamer that has a habit of spilling food and drinks everywhere, then you'll also understand the misery of cleaning keyboards. Good news though: there's another option on the market for people like you, you slob.

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Dell has long had a stable of powerful mainstream laptops that could handle games, its Inspiron 15 gaming laptops and its Alienware enthusiast line-up, but in recent years it's been missing an appealing desktop machine that's affordable enough for casual buyers but powerful enough for today's demanding titles.

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When you think gaming and laptops, images of massive, dictionary-thick machines come to mind. Notebook computers purpose-built for PC gaming are only barely portable, but Nvidia wants to change that with a new approach to hardware and software design for laptops called Max-Q, which lets mobile gamers have their cake and easily carry it too.

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Buying a gaming monitor has always been a bit like Australian broadband. You could have really nice image quality, 4K and HDR support, a 120hz or 144hz refresh rate, plenty of real estate, but you couldn't have it all especially if you wanted it to be affordable. And even if you're prepared to spend a pretty penny, chances are you'll still have to compromise somewhere.

You couldn't have it all in a gaming monitor. Well, that used to be the case.

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We all want laptops that have enough grunt to run modern games, but that are also (relatively) easy to carry around. MSI reckons it's cracked that code with a refreshed suite of gaming laptops and some new models -- all of which it says will handle VR as well as the demands of 2017's AAA games.

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People have been waiting for AMD to announce what their future of graphics cards looks like. And while people were hoping for more detail about AMD's Vega line of GPUs to be unveiled at Computex, the manufacturer just announced that everyone will have to wait until the end of July instead.

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When AMD came out guns blazing with its multi-core, heavily multi-threaded Ryzen CPUs, we knew that Intel wouldn't take long to respond. And it has, with a new line-up of Core i5, i7 and a new i9 with as many as 18 cores and 36 hyperthreading threads. They'll be phenomenally fast, of course, but will have a price tag that puts any other PC component you could think of to shame.