Laptop Guide

If you're in the market for a high-performance laptop, you have plenty of choices. Unfortunately, you'll have to navigate a minefield of inferior options. Our laptop reviews and buying guides are here to help you find and compare the best 2015 laptops for your needs and your budget.

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Lenovo: Best and Worst Laptop Brands 2015

Lenovo has been going through a rough patch. The brand's consumer laptops were preloaded with adware that left users open to security attacks, although the company has since apologized and removed the offending software.

Samsung: Best and Worst Laptop Brands 2015

Firmly in the middle of the pack, Samsung doesn't blow us away, but it isn't a brand you should ignore, either. The company fared pretty well on our tech support showdown, but didn't stand out in any other category.

ASUS: Best and Worst Laptop Brands 2015

Poor tech support led to a terrible tumble for Asus, which dropped from third place to seventh in this year's laptop brand rankings. On the plus side, Asus is fairly innovative, and we like the overall design aesthetic of its laptops.

Toshiba: Best and Worst Laptop Brands 2015

Dropping down one notch from its traditional seventh-place finish, Toshiba hasn't wowed us in the past year. Toshiba laptops got the worst reviews of all the brands we evaluated, and we weren't big fa...

Acer: Best and Worst Laptop Brands 2015

Sony, which no longer makes laptops, took the bottom spot in our brand evaluation last year. This year, Acer fell one spot to take that dubious honor. The company didn't fare well in reviews or tech s...

New Chromebook Pixel 2 Sports USB Type-C

In February, Google let it slip that a new Chromebook Pixel would be on its way, and it has delivered quickly. The company released the new $999 Chromebook Pixel 2 today, which features the same sleek...

USB Type-C FAQ: Everything You Need to Know

The 12-inch MacBook has a number of new technologies, ranging from a pressure-sensitive touch pad to a really tiny logicboard. However, none of the innovations in Apple's new notebook is quite as exci...

Apple MacBook (12-inch) vs. The Competition

Apple's new MacBook breaks new ground, both for Apple and for the industry. At just 2 pounds and 0.52-inches thick, it's one of the thinnest and lightest notebooks ever made.

Best of MWC 2015

The most important mobile technology trade show on Earth, the Mobile World Congress draws more than 80,000 people from around the globe to see everything from smartphones and tablets to smartwatches and VR headsets.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (2015) Review

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon is an excellent business ultraportable, offering strong performance, long battery life and an improved keyboard, all in a svelte and durable design.