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Best Tablets Under $200

Getting a tablet for less than $200 used to mean lowering your expectations. Not anymore. Today's budget slates deliver sharp and bright full-HD displays, long battery life and quad-core processors po...

Out of the Box Tips: Set Up Your New Laptop Like a Pro

You pull your brand-new laptop out of its packaging and plug it in for the first time. Then you go through the Windows setup, and you're all done, right? Not really. Your notebook is not really ready-...

Laptop Buying Tips for Students

Going off to high school or college without a decent laptop is like refusing to use pencil and paper. It instantly puts a ceiling on how much students can learn, how far they can go and how many lifel...

The Best Time to Buy a Laptop

Nothing causes buyer's remorse quite like seeing the laptop you bought last month for $1,000 go on sale for $750. It's equally unpleasant to buy a pricey new MacBook on July 1st and then watch as App...

Even the sharpest and most powerful tablets are useless if they can't handle hours of Web surfing, gaming, video streaming and — yes — work. That's why we've compiled this list of the longest-last...

iPad Buying Guide: Which One is Right for You?

 With five different models in three sizes and prices ranging from $269 to $1,029, there has never been more variety for iPad shoppers. That's a good thing, but how do you decide which one to buy...

Why 78 Percent of Laptop Screens Suck

In the past few years, we've seen laptops get faster, lighter and a bit cheaper, but unfortunately the majority of them still have the same ugly, low-res screens they had four or five years ago. Accor...

Gaming Laptop Buying Guide: Find the Right Rig

With their powerful components, colorful designs and premium prices, gaming laptops are a different beast than typical mainstream notebooks. And they need to be if you want to play demanding games lik...

Tablet Buying Guide: 8 Essential Tips

The tablet has fallen on hard times recently, with falling sales and heated debate about whether we even need tablets in today's huge smartphone-driven world.But there are still plenty of good reasons...

There are plenty of reasons to scoop up a 2-in-1, the most important of which is to have one device that can double as a laptop and a tablet. When you need to get work done, you can use a keyboard and...