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

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MacBook Air: Features, specifications, and pricing for Apple's most affordable laptop

What you need to know about Apple's most affordable laptop.

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The best free software for your PC

These are the best free programs that any PC needs: solid security tools, productivity software, and more.

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Best holiday laptop deals

There's still time left to snag a good price on a laptop, even as we hit the last leg of the holiday shopping season.


Amazon is selling the Acer Chromebook 14 for its lowest price yet

For $250, you can pick up a gold Acer Chromebook 14 with a 1080p display.

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The 'always-connected PC' is coming, but its full cost remains unknown

Always-connected PCs that use eSIMs and cellular data to connect laptops and notebooks are being eagerly embraced by Qualcomm, Microsoft, Intel, and others. Expect to see them at CES and in 2018.

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PowerSpec 1710 and PowerSpec 1510 review: Formidable gaming laptops at great prices

Micro Center's first laptops, the PowerSpec 1710 and PowerSpec 1510, offer a lot of bang for your buck, but ship with G-Sync disabled.

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Microsoft takes $550 off the Alienware 15 gaming laptop as time runs out on PC deals

Microsoft's PC bargain bin of PC sales and tech deals is emptying out, but there's still some excellent discounts to be had on gaming laptops like the Alienware 15, plus other tech.

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Best MacBook: Which Mac laptop should you buy?

Apple offers a wide vareity of laptops. Here’s what you need to know to pick the right one.

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Microsoft knocks $550 off the fantastic Dell XPS 13 as last-minute PC deals get crazier

Microsoft's actively promoting $200 off its Surface Pro tablet. But far better deals are found under the covers, including a big discount on the top-rated Dell XPS 9360, and a deal on the Dell XPS 15 9560.

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HP Spectre 13 review: This stylish ultrabook conceals real power

HP's Spectre 13 (af0xx) smartly includes an 8th-gen Core chip that propels this ultralight laptop to the top of our performance charts, and for a relatively cheap price, too. Only an average display and battery life bring it down to...

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HP patches hundreds of laptops to remove hidden keylogger

475 HP laptops were discovered to have a keylogger hidden in their Synaptics touchpad software.

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Microsoft is selling the excellent Dell XPS 13 and Dell Inspiron 15 for hundreds off

Microsoft's 12 Days of Deals is offering the Dell XPS 13 9360 ultrabook for $999, $300 off the standard price. The Del Inspiron 15, our best budget laptop, is also at a great price of $599.

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Alienware 15 review: It's built like a tank you can actually carry

The Alienware 15 is huge and loud, and it still has that enormous (and ugly) hinge on the back, but it's much more manageable and roadworthy than its 17-inch sibling.

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Qualcomm invades Intel's turf with Snapdragon PCs that push battery life over performance

Qualcomm announced its Snapdragon 835 Mobile PC Platform, promising two-day battery life and pervasive connectivity, but slower performance in some cases. Updated with more emulation details.

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Hands-on: Asus NovaGo's Snapdragon-based Windows PC feels predictably 'good enough'

The Asus NovaGo is the first ultrabook to use the Snapdragon 835 chip, which Qualcomm admits will be slower than an Intel CPU. But how slow? We tried to find out.

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Gigabyte Aero 15X Review: The GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q makes it hum

The Gigabyte Aero 15X upgrades to a GeForce GTX 1070 with Max-Q technology, making one our favorite laptops even faster.

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Origin EVO15-S review: A portable, powerful Max-Q laptop that does everything right

The Origin PC EVO15-S isn't just a good gaming laptop with an Nvidia 1070 Max-Q GPU, it's a good laptop, period.

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How to pick the best gaming laptop GPU

Confused when navigating all the holiday sales? Here's everything you need to know about picking the right GPU for a gaming laptop.

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Microsoft Surface Book 2 review: The ultimate laptop improves in every way but one

The second generation of the Microsoft Surface Book, the Surface Book 2, features vastly more graphics horsepower and battery life than its already-impressive predecessor. But there's a small power problem you should know about.

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Cyber Monday deals: 14 tech bargains that truly save you serious money

Tech bargains abound in the aftermath of Black Friday.

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