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.

Surface Laptop: Everything you need to know

The best laptops: Ultrabooks, budget PCs, 2-in-1s, and more
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The best laptops: 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, and include laptops from HP, Dell, and Apple.

Alienware's powerful, triangular Area 51 gets hardware tweaks and a new Command Center

Alienware's powerful, triangular Area 51 gets hardware tweaks and a new Command Center

Alienware refreshes its Area 51 flagship with some hardware tweaks and a major upgrade for its Command Center software.

Lenovo's Miix 630 lasts 20 hours on battery using a Qualcomm chip

Lenovo's Miix 630 lasts 20 hours on battery using a Qualcomm chip

Lenovo's Miix 630 is a tablet with detachable keyboard and something new inside: Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 chip, giving it hours and hours of battery life.

Lenovo Smart Display makes Google Assistant a smart home sidekick

Lenovo Smart Display makes Google Assistant a smart home sidekick

Lenovo's Smart Display line puts Google Assistant on 8- and 10-inch touchscreen. The result is a smart home sidekick with AI features tied to all the major Google services.

The Acer Nitro 5 embraces AMD Ryzen mobile APUs, making casual gaming a little serious

The Acer Nitro 5 embraces AMD Ryzen mobile APUs, making casual gaming a little serious

Acer's Nitro 5 gaming laptop may be mainstream, but the latest Ryzen mobile APUs give them some luster.

Acer's Predator Orion 9000 gaming rig rolls into CES with nifty integrated wheels

Acer's Predator Orion 9000 gaming rig rolls into CES with nifty integrated wheels

Acer’s Predator Orion 9000 is a gaming desktop with an impressive list of hardware and some nifty lighting, but it’s the integrated wheels on the bottom of the case that make it a little special.

Acer's Chromebook 11 brings USB-C charging to entry-level laptops

Acer's Chromebook 11 brings USB-C charging to entry-level laptops

Acer's Chromebook 11 takes a big step forward in connectivity, adding two USB-C ports. That's a notable turn of the tide for an entry-level product.

Samsung's Notebook 9 Pen is ready for your scribbles, drawings and more

Samsung's Notebook 9 Pen is ready for your scribbles, drawings and more

Samsung's Notebook 9 Pen is a slender 360-degree laptop that's tuned for pen input. Of course there's a keyboard, but it's designed to make it easy for you to scribble, tap, and create with your hand.

Acer Chromebook 14 review: You can brag a little about this laptop's luxury details

Acer Chromebook 14 review: You can brag a little about this laptop's luxury details

Acer's Chromebook 14 has a few things to brag about: Its brushed-aluminum chassis and high-resolution display make it stand out among other affordable models, even if other features remain pretty basic.

Google Pixelbook review: Android and Google Assistant transform the Chromebook

Google Pixelbook review: Android and Google Assistant transform the Chromebook

Google's Pixelbook shows a new way forward for Chromebooks. Android and Google Assistant, plus pen support, make the staid platform productive and fun.

Windows 10: Everything you need to know
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Windows 10: Everything you need to know

The next Microsoft Windows 10 update is always around the corner. Check here for the latest news, reviews, video, and more.

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