Laptop Guide

There are plenty of high-performance laptops on the market. Unfortunately, you'll have to navigate a minefield of inferior options. Our laptop reviews and buying guides are here to help you find the best laptop for your needs and your budget.

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Dell Inspiron 13 7000 2-in-1 Review

The Dell Inspiron 13 7000 offers a 1080p display, an SSD and strong performance for under $750, but makes some compromises to achieve that price.

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...

10 Laptop Stands That Raise Your Screen to Eye-Level

Using a laptop as your primary computer has one potentially serious drawback: The screen is too low when it's placed flat on a desk. For you to avoid neck and muscle discomfort, experts suggest attach...

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...

Why You Shouldn't Buy a Touch-Screen Laptop

When you use a smartphone all day long, it's easy to think that every screen in your life should respond to touch. Touch screens are necessary on handsets, tablets and 2-in-1 hybrids that transform fr...

Acer Switch Alpha 12 Review

The Acer Switch Alpha 12 is a 2-in-1 with liquid cooling, strong performance and a bright display, but its battery life is too short.

Laptops with the Longest Battery Life

No matter how stacked its specs are, a laptop is useless if it can't hold a charge. Fortunately, there are plenty of notebooks that go the distance. Using our Laptop Mag Battery Test, which involves c...

Dell Inspiron 15 7000 2-in-1 Review

The Dell Inspiron 15 7000 2-in-1 offers good performance and nearly 7 hours of battery life in a versatile design.

Acer Aspire R 15 Review

The Acer Aspire R 15 combines a vibrant screen, comfortable keyboard and premium design into a very compelling 2-in-1 value.

Acer Chromebook 14 for Work Review

For businesses that have gone all in on Google Apps, the Acer Chromebook 14 for Work could be a great option.