Laptops

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

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Staples dropped the price of this HP 15-inch Notebook to $500

This 15-inch notebook from HP has ho-hum display resolution, but the Kaby Lake processor and sizable hard drive make up for it.

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Switching from Mac to PC: Choosing a laptop

Windows PCs offer many more choices than Macs do. We'll help you sort through the options.

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Acer's Chromebook 11 N7: Tough and economical

Acer's rugged Chromebook 11 N7 is a low-cost, touch-screen laptop that can handle being dropped, shaken and doused.

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Is Google pushing Apple out of U.S. classrooms?

Chromebooks are quickly becoming the standard device in U.S. schools while Apple’s market share continues to slide.

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Universal USB-C charging: How the dream is coming true

We tested a stack of USB-C charging laptops and surprise: They finally work! (Mostly).

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Duel of the rugged notebooks

The North American rugged market is a specialty area with tough requirements and rich margins. Panasonic is the traditional leader, but Dell's rugged division is keeping Panasonic on its toes. This article assesses their relative...

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Best Buy just knocked $150 off HP's newest 13.3-inch Spectre x360 2-in-1

HP's newest Spectre x360 is $1049 right now at Best Buy.

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Surface Book vs. Porsche Design Book One: A specs comparison

The Surface Book, Microsoft’s trophy laptop, finally has a rival: Porsche Design’s Book One. We take a close look at what the specs say about these shiny, premium PCs.

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HP Spectre x360 15 (2017) review: An excellent blend of portability, performance, and value

Last year’s affordable and portable 15-inch 2-in-1 laptop gets supercharged with premium hardware upgrades.

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Beyond lithium-ion: Researchers reveal a safer, longer-lasting, solid-state battery alternative

A pair of UT Austin researchers, including the co-inventor of the lithium-ion battery, have developed a solid-state battery that can store more energy and is said to be safer than the batteries used in today's phones and tablets.

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Apple: Mac users don't believe Tim Cook's hype about pro products

Pipeline Tim is at it again, talking up Apple's pro products. But his words ring hollow to many frustrated Mac users. Will Apple ever release updated desktop Macs? Will there ever be a new Mac Pro?

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4 things you’ll love about Dell’s XPS 13 2-in-1 and 4 you won't

The Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 offers a fresh design for the enterprise, without sacrificing productivity and functionality. But as a device trying to be two things at once, there are some downsides.

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HP's Pavilion x360 with a Kaby Lake processor has dropped to $479

Normally priced at $729, this budget 15-inch convertible laptop comes with the latest generation of Intel Core processors, a good-sized hard drive, lots of RAM, and a nice, big touchscreen.

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Qualcomm details plans for Windows 10 PCs with Snapdragon 835

Qualcomm has big plans to bring back ARM to Windows 10 PCs, and there is a chance that its Snapdragon 835 could support Windows Holographic for VR headsets.

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First impressions of Samsung's Galaxy Book with Windows 10

Samsung’s latest hybrid tablet device promises better performance and design than last year's Galaxy Tab Pro S. We go hands-on with the Galaxy Book for a first look.

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Porsche Design's Book One looks to outrace Microsoft's Surface Book

As with its cars, Porsche Design loved what it has created with its new Book One 2-in-1, made to challenge Microsoft's Surface Book.

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Alienware 13 Gaming Notebooks Discounted Up To $169 For a Limited Time - Deal Alert

Alienware’s first 13-inch VR gaming laptop features up to 7th Gen Intel Quad Core H- Class processors and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 10-Series graphics. For a limited time various configurations have been discounted up to $169 with free...

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Lenovo's $199 Miix 320 laptop may challenge cheap Chromebooks

Lenovo's Miix 320 costs the same as a low-end Chromebook but offers some nicer features and, of course, full-fledged Windows.

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