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 2014 laptops for your needs and your budget.

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Help Me, LAPTOP: Which Netbook Is Best For $300 - $400?

Even though tablets are stealing all the thunder in mobile tech these days, there are still plenty of people out there who want a lightweight companion computer they can do real work with. And since w...

Help Me, LAPTOP: I Want a Gaming Notebook For Under $1,000

Nothing taxes a notebook like serious gaming and nothing adds to the price of a notebook like high-end graphics chips and CPUs. Fortunately, these days you can get a system that's good enough for gami...

Help Me, LAPTOP: Programmer Needs Notebook With Long Battery Life

Users write to helpme@laptopmag.com all the time asking for notebook buying advice, and most focus on gaming, student tasks, media consumption, or video editing.

Help Me, LAPTOP: Which MacBook Should I Get For Video Editing?

If you're set on buying a MacBook, you don't have a ton of different models to choose from, but even those couple of configurations can be daunting. User Christian plans to edit video with his next no...

Help Me, LAPTOP: What Specs Do I Really Need on My Notebook?

Your job requires a high-performance machine, but how much is more than you really need? Gigabytes, rpms, GHz, CPU and GPU naming conventions can all be very confusing. That's what sent Behrooz to us for assistance..

Help Me, LAPTOP: I Need a Portable Multimedia Machine

Just because you know what you want and what you like doesn't mean picking the right machine is that simple. There are a lot of factors that go into narrowing the field, including design, battery life, portability, and performance.

Help Me, LAPTOP: I need a Photoshop-Friendly Notebook With Long Battery Life

When you write to helpme@laptopmag.com asking for advice, we're there for you. Today, we have a note from Jerome, whose aging notebook can't run the latest version of Photoshop.

Help Me, LAPTOP: I Want a Sub-$900 Gaming Notebook

You ask for notebook advice and deliver. Reader Sajjad writes: My criteria for laptop would for price point between $500-$900. Basically, want laptop that can be somewhat portable and is capable of...

Help Me, LAPTOP: Should I Wait for Intel Sandy Bridge?

Last week, we attended the Intel Developer's Forum where Intel unveiled its new CPU line, codenamed Sandy Bridge. Today, we get a question from loyal reader Christian who asks:.

Help Me, LAPTOP: A Backpacking Writer Needs A Light And Powerful Notebook

These days it's relatively easy to find a low-power laptop that's small and light, but what about when you need something with a little more juice that won't weigh you down nor drain your bank account...