Laptops

Lab-tested laptop reviews, laptop buying guides, and prices on the best laptops and notebooks from knowledgeable experts.

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Acer Aspire Switch 10 saved by the dock

Acer Aspire Switch 10 is an ordinary low-cost Windows tablet but may merit consideration for its unique keyboard dock

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Man fires 8 gunshots into his Dell PC after Blue Screens of Death push him over edge

Executing the troubled laptop was 'glorious,' but most definitely illegal.

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Review: Google’s Chromebook Pixel excels both as a machine and as an idea

Being the best Chromebook is easy. Being a great flagship is harder, but the Pixel's advanced features make it just as premium and desirable as any other.

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Google Chromebook Pixel: It's beautiful, powerful, and impossible not to love

Packed with advanced features, the Chromebook Pixel can hold its head high among other high-end flagships, and it's the best Chromebook available, period.

HP leaves Apple Beats behind with new X360 hybrids

HP's new Envy X360 and Pavilion X360 also come with an option for 1TB hard drives, a rarity in hybrids

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HP Envy x360, Pavilion x360 convertible laptops get makeovers, better battery life

These consumer models take cues from the higher-end Spectre x360 to bring convertible talents to budget-friendly levels.

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Mac sales up 8% as industry remains in doldrums

Apple next week will again boast that sales of its Mac line of computers beat the industry average, assuming estimates by researcher IDC hold up.

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Review: Dell Venue 11 Pro Tablet is a laptop in disguise

It's a bit clunky as a tablet but comes into its own when you add a keyboard and watch it rip through a few tests.

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Dell loads Ubuntu Linux onto its best thin-and-light laptop

The XPS 13 Developer Edition comes in four configurations, and is a smidgeon cheaper than its Windows counterpart.

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HP Spectre x360 review: A sexy convertible that just can't take the heat

Slight thermal throttling under heavy loads mars an otherwise gorgeous picture including a CNC aluminum body, responsive touchscreen and awesome battery life.

Intel to help Chinese vendors churn out more PCs

Chinese manufacturers have generally focused on mobile devices, instead of PCs

Dell's Venue 10 7000 vs Microsoft Surface 3: Same price, different appeal

The Venue runs Android 5.0 and is thinner and lighter, while the Surface 3 comes with Windows, Office and more ports

Raspberry Pi 2 laptop coming with Pi-Top assembly kit

The Pi-Top kit will turn an otherwise stationary Raspberry Pi 2 into a portable computer

ARM fades from Windows PCs and tablets, but grows in Chromebooks

New Chromebook laptops are giving ARM a new lease on life, as Windows RT devices get phased out

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Asus' new Transformer Book Chi hybrids are more affordable Surface clones

The Transformer Book Chi starts at $399 for a 10-inch screen, and $699 for the 12-inch model

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9 compelling reasons to keep your old PC instead of upgrading

Sure, new stuff is nice and shiny. But do you really NEED a new PC?

Acer adds horsepower to Chromebook with Intel Broadwell chip

Acer has added a Core i5 processor its Chromebook C910, which up to now has run on Core i3 or Celeron chips

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Asus ZenBook UX305 vs. Dell XPS 13: Thin, light and powerful

The Asus ZenBook UX305 and the Dell XPS 13 and two new thin and light Windows laptops that offer a lot of power for a reasonable price. We test both to see which is the better buy

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