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, and car tech.

Surface Laptop: Everything you need to know

The best laptops of 2017: Ultrabooks, budget PCs, 2-in-1s, and more
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The best laptops of 2017: Ultrabooks, budget PCs, 2-in-1s, and more

Our top picks feature the best tech advances in portable PCs, from new CPUs and GPUs to new materials.

How to download a Windows 10 ISO file
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How to download a Windows 10 ISO file

Windows 10 makes it easy to download and use an ISO file to reinstall the operating system. We’ll show you how to do it.

HP Omen laptops include a first: Nvidia Max-Q graphics technology

HP Omen laptops include a first: Nvidia Max-Q graphics technology

HP revamps its Omen 15 and Omen 17 gaming laptops with new CPUs and GPUs and fresh designs, plus Nvidia's Max-Q technology.

Acer's Nitro 5 is an affordable laptop that lets casual gamers get reckless

Acer's Nitro 5 is an affordable laptop that lets casual gamers get reckless

Acer's Nitro 5 is a laptop designed for casual gamers, with one distinctive feature: You can adjust the fan speed yourself. Adjusting thermals can be tricky, so it'll be interesting to see how this goes.

HP's Envy 13 offers Surface Laptop features without the markup—or Windows 10 S

HP's Envy 13 offers Surface Laptop features without the markup—or Windows 10 S

HP's Envy 13 wants to steal users from the MacBook Air and the upcoming Surface Laptop. Comparing specs, it certainly offers more for the money.

Lenovo's Flex 5 catches up to other convertibles, adding Kaby Lake and USB-C

Lenovo's Flex 5 catches up to other convertibles, adding Kaby Lake and USB-C

Lenovo catches up to other 360-degree convertibles with its Flex 5 product line, 14-inch and 15-inch laptops with fresh features and lighter weights.

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

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

As the Surface Pro 4 ages rapidly, the Elite x2's Kaby Lake CPUs, bigger SSDs, and other perks make it look shinier than Microsoft's supposed flagship.

Lenovo's Flex 11 joins the ranks of Android app-loving Chromebooks

Lenovo's Flex 11 joins the ranks of Android app-loving Chromebooks

Lenovo's Flex 11 Chromebook joins the new generation of Android-app-loving Chromebooks. It also boasts a 360-degree hinge and extra-sturdy construction.

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.

Watch us unbox the Microsoft Surface Studio

Watch us unbox the Microsoft Surface Studio

This is what it was like to open up the Surface Studio, the ultimate Windows All-in-One, with its dazzling 4.5K display and innovative Surface Pen and Surface Dial tools.

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.

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