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 2016 laptops for your needs and your budget.

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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...

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. While many graphic art...

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...

Help Me, LAPTOP: I Need the Ultimate Note-Taking Notebook

At  LAPTOP, we're all about education. So when 8th grader Michael wrote us with his notebook shopping dilemma, we were all screens.Michael writes:I am an 8th grade student living in Virginia, and hav...

Help Me, LAPTOP: I Want a Notebook for the Next 5 Years

In the Help Me, LAPTOP column, you ask for advice and we provide it. Today, we're helping Melany, who wants a sub-$800 notebook that's lightweight, durable, and future-proof.Melany H writes: I'm looki...

Help Me, LAPTOP: HP Envy 14 or MacBook Pro 13?

Recently, one of our readers, a student about to head off to college, asked us if he should get the 13-inch MacBook Pro or the HP Envy 14. He wrote:"For everyone who will be doing graphic arts or w...

When Should You Replace Your Notebook?

You’ve been browsing through the pages of LAPTOP Magazine or visiting Laptopmag.com, and all the shiny new notebooks are calling your name. Or perhaps you’ve been walking through the aisles of you...