Melissa Riofrio

Executive Editor

Melissa Riofrio spent her formative journalistic years reviewing some of the biggest iron at PCWorld--desktops, laptops, storage, printers--and she continued to focus on hardware testing during stints at Computer Currents and CNET. Currently, in addition to leading PCWorld’s content direction, she covers productivity laptops and Chromebooks.

HP's Elite x2 is the Surface Pro 4 update we wish Microsoft would make

Surface Laptop: Everything you need to know

Surface Laptop: Everything you need to know

Microsoft's thin, light, beautiful Surface Laptop is the halo PC for Windows 10 S. Read all about it here.

How to get Windows 10 Creators Update: The release date and more
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How to get Windows 10 Creators Update: The release date and more

Windows 10 Creators Update has an official release date of April 11, but in reality it will roll out in waves. Here's how it will work.

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

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.

Intel shows how smart cities are constantly communicating

Intel shows how smart cities are constantly communicating

A kiosk, a drone, and even a lamppost all have something to say in Intel's demonstrations of smart-city technology at Mobile World Congress.

Intel showed how 5G networking will power VR and self-driving cars

Intel showed how 5G networking will power VR and self-driving cars

Intel is leading the push toward 5G networking because as more devices connect, we're all going to need more bandwidth. At Mobile World Congress, it showed use cases from smart homes to VR to self-driving cars.

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

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.

HP’s Pro x2 convertible takes on the iPad with vertical accessories

HP’s Pro x2 convertible takes on the iPad with vertical accessories

HP’s Pro x2 convertible is boldy taking on the iPad in the world of retail and other verticals. Good luck with that.

HP’s Elite x3 Windows phone gets a job with Mobile Retail and Mobile Scanning Solutions

HP’s Elite x3 Windows phone gets a job with Mobile Retail and Mobile Scanning Solutions

HP hopes its Elite x3 Windows phone will become essential equipment if it learns how to read barcodes in retail, medical and other vertical industries.

Hyundai's wearable robots could make you superhuman

Hyundai's wearable robots could make you superhuman

Hyundai's experimental wearable robots show three ways machines could help humans, such as lifting heavier loads or running farther without getting tired.

HP's Sprout Pro may finally find its home in augmented and virtual reality

HP's Sprout Pro may finally find its home in augmented and virtual reality

HP's Sprout Pro is an upgrade of the company's pioneering 3D-imaging PC. But what was a niche talent two years ago may now be an in-demand skill for the rise of augmented and virtual reality.

Ford reveals its next self-driving car ahead of an expected flood of competitors

Ford reveals its next self-driving car ahead of an expected flood of competitors

Ford's pushing ahead aggressively on self-driving cars. Thanks to technological advances, the latest generation needs fewer sensors to gather the same amount of data.

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