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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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Help Me, LAPTOP: I Need A Fleet of Affordable Laptops For My Small Business

If you think finding the best budget notebook for yourself is hard enough, try buying a slew of them. That's what reader Manaf, the owner of a small business is charged with doing: he has to buy seve...

Help Me, LAPTOP: I Need A Powerful Portable for IT Grad School

We just couldn't resist answering this latest question, because it comes from a reader named Avram (no, it's not a relative), who is entering a graduate program in IT this fall and needs something pow...

Help Me, LAPTOP: Should I Buy Now or Wait for Something Better?

A reader named German has written in, asking the age-old question of whether he should buy a new notebook now or wait for new technologies to emerge. This is a question we hear a lot in different form...

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 ...

Help Me, LAPTOP: I Want a Student Notebook With Plenty of Power

You ask for advice, and Help Me, LAPTOP responds. In this post, we're helping David W. find a student notebook that's powerful enough for his classwork, but portable enough to car...

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..

Help Me, LAPTOP: Choosing a Mainstream Machine Than Can Game

You ask for help and LAPTOP answers. This time, we'll address a question from a reader who needs help choosing a mainstream notebook with good enough performance to play basic games and strong multimedia playback..

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:.

When Should You Replace Your Notebook?

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

Top 5 Back-to-School Laptop Buying Tips

It's never too early to start thinking about getting a good deal on a notebook for back to school. But how do you know what to get, especially since there are so many choices? Here are our top 5 tips for choosing a notebook that will last..