Posts From Karthik Iyer

Karthik Iyer
Karthik Iyer

Karthik covers PC hardware for XDA Computing. When not at work, you will find him yelling at his monitors while playing video games.

Need a webcam for better WFH meetings? Logitech, Razer, Microsoft have great discounts on webcams for Black Friday

From chatting with friends and family members to putting your face out there in live streams, webcams have become an integral part of our lives. A dedicated webcam is almost always better than the built-in webcam on your laptop for your Zoom and Google Meet calls. Webcams have become a necessity now more than ever,...

The Samsung T7 1TB SSD has dropped to its lowest price of $110 for Black Friday

The Samsung T7 portable SSD needs no introduction. It's one of the most popular storage drives on the market. It's also the top pick in our collection of the best portable SSDs you can buy in 2021. We can't recommend this SSD enough, especially now that it has dropped to a new low price of...

Upgrade your PS5 with these compatible SSDs, now with Black Friday discounts

It's time for PlayStation 5 owners to rejoice as there are some great Black Friday deals on PS5 compatible M.2 solid-state drives (SDDs). The PS5 compatible PCIe 4.0 SSDs usually carry an expensive price tag, which is why we think this is one of the best times to grab them at a discounted price. In...

Grab a Razer Iskur ergonomic gaming chair for just $350 this Black Friday

If you spend too much time sitting in front of a computer, then you might want to buy a good ergonomic chair. Gaming chairs tend to be better than the average office chair -- be it for gaming or just day-to-day work. They support proper posture while sitting. If you're looking in the market to...

Get $20 off a 12-month PS Plus subscription right now on Amazon

Black Friday is upon us and plenty of retailers are firing off a bunch of deals that you wouldn't want to miss. If you're a PlayStation user, then we've got a fantastic deal for you. You can get 33% off the price of a 12-month PS Plus subscription right now. The PS Plus membership, which...

The 1TB Samsung 980 M.2 NVMe SSD is at its lowest price on Amazon right now

Black Friday is a great time to buy a new SSD or HDD, be it for replacing your older drive or simply for adding more storage to increase the overall capacity of your system. It's also a good time to revisit our collection of the best M.2 SSDs to see which ones are available with...

These are the best LGA 1700 motherboards for Intel Alder Lake CPUs you can buy in 2022

Intel's new Alder Lake CPUs are here and they unlock a whole new level of performance and feature set in the silicon space including support for DDR5 memory and PCIe 5.0. As we mentioned in our full review of the Alder Lake processors, these chips require an entirely new motherboard with a Z690 chipset. Not...

You can now save up to $100 on AMD Ryzen 5000 desktop processors

Black Friday is right around the corner and a lot of deals are already live across various websites online. If you've been sitting on the fence, waiting for a big discount on AMD's Ryzen 5000 series processors then you're in luck. You can now save up to $100 on a selection of AMD Ryzen 5000...

These are the best Intel CPUs you can buy in 2022

The CPU, or central processing unit, is one of the most important components of a PC. Choosing the right processor is a complex decision to make, but let it be known that buying the best CPUs is crucial as it plays an intricate role in deciding how well your PC performs in different workloads, how...

These are the best liquid coolers for CPU you can buy in 2022

The CPU is one of the core components of a PC that can get very hot. Not even the best CPUs are complete without a dedicated cooler. Buying the best CPU cooler, however, isn't an easy task. There are a lot of things to consider including whether you want the best liquid coolers or air...

Lenovo Legion 7 review: Big, bold, and powerful

Gaming laptops have changed a lot over the years. We've transitioned from the early days of mobile gaming with a huge, clunky chassis to more portable, sleeker, and professional builds now. Some of the machines we reviewed this year including the ASUS ROG Zephyrus G15, ROG Flow X13, and even the Lenovo Legion Slim 7...

These are the best CPU fan coolers you can buy in 2022

The CPU is one of the core components of a PC and it can get really hot, very quickly. This is irrespective of whether you're a casual user with a basic workflow, or an enthusiast overclocker targeting the next world record. Not even the best CPUs out there are complete without a dedicated cooler. We...