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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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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...