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Help Me, LAPTOP: What Photo Organizing and Editing Software Should I Use?

We all have tons of photos these days -- from images of food to holiday snapshots -- and it can be difficult to keep track of them all. Reader Deborah Hage was annoyed when Picasa wouldn't let her o...

Help Me, LAPTOP: Lenovo Thinkpad Edge, IdeaPad or HP Pavilion?

A reader seeking a reliable combination of performance and battery liferecently asked us to help choose between the $649 Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E430, $648 Lenovo IdeaPad U310 and $699 HP Pavilion M6, ...

Help Me, LAPTOP! What's the Best Tablet for Me?

When it comes to tablets, can you ever have it all? That seems to be the problem for our reader Karla who is searching for a tablet that can run popular apps such as Facebook and Netflix but also play...

Help Me, LAPTOP: I Need a Gaming Notebook Under 5 Pounds

Is the MacBook Pro with Retina Display the new king of PC gaming notebooks? Reader Petetor (a victim of Valve's ludicrously low-priced Steam Summer Sale) bought "Batman: Arkham City" for dirt-cheap an...

Help Me, LAPTOP: Finding the Perfect Laptop for Graphics Programming

Sometimes you don't just want to play the latest games, you want to create them as well. Such is the case with David, who recently wrote us with the following question:.

Help Me, LAPTOP: Find the Perfect Laptop for a DJ

In our quest to help readers find the perfect laptop for their needs, we often receive questions from readers looking for the fastest, lightest or most budget-friendly laptop on the market. Until now,...

Help Me, LAPTOP: What to Buy When You're Pining for Your PDA

We recently received a note from a reader who's isn't impressed with the current lineup of smartphones, and who longs for his venerable Palm T/X PDA. Matt believes that in the rush to create the slimm...

Help Me, LAPTOP: I Want a Notebook with a Classic-Style Keyboard

In the past few years, we've seen a huge movement toward island-style (aka chiclet) keyboards on laptops. While most users seem to either like or at least tolerate keyboards with a larger gap between keys, reader Mary is not one of them.

Help Me, LAPTOP! Choosing Between a ThinkPad and an HP ProBook

This week's "Help Me, LAPTOP!" is a real head-scratcher. A reader looking for a small business notebook is trying to choose between two excellent laptops -- the Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E420s and the HP ProBook 4430s.

Help Me, LAPTOP! I Need a Laptop Under 4 Pounds, Less Than $800

If you're a student, carrying around a heap of textbooks can be hard enough on your spine, and the extra 5 or 6 pounds a mainstream laptop can add to this burden may just be the figurative straw that ...