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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Surface Book Adds Lower-Cost Discrete Graphics Option

Microsoft has made it easier for gamers to afford its new Surface Book while still enjoying the power afforded by a discrete graphics card. You now have the option to add Nvidia GeForce graphi...

Windows 10 Getting Better Messaging in November

Christmas may come early for Windows 10 super-users, as the operating system will receive both major and minor updates this November. The most notable updates include new apps for Messaging and Skype ...

Lenovo's Cortana-Powered ReachIt Could Supercharge Search

Lenovo has rolled out a pair of new Windows 10 machines -- the slender Yoga 900 and the tabletop-friendly Yoga 900 Home -- that boast a number of eye-catching features. But ignore the 6th-generation ...

iWork Now Ready to Multitask in iOS, OS X Updates

iWork users who've been waiting on Apple's suite of productivity tools to take advantage of iOS 9's multitasking features can finally get to work. Apple has released iOS 9-ready versions of Keynote, N...

Acer's Latest 2-in-1 is Optimized for Cortana, Windows 10

October continues to be the month of Windows 10 devices, as Acer revealed its new Aspire R14 (starting at $699) convertible notebook. The manufacturer boasts that this new 14-inch 2-in-1, which runs I...

Asus Ready to Update Gaming Laptop Line With G752

SAN FRANCISCO— A month after we first laid eyes on the Asus GX700 and G752 gaming laptops at the IFA trade show in Berlin, the machines have made their way stateside. And there’s a lot for gamers ...

10 Reasons Why Consumers Should Buy Business Laptops

Laptop makers take great pains to differentiate between their consumer- and professional-oriented product lines. But in many cases, home users would be better off if they ignored the marketing spin an...

How To Use OS X El Capitan's Split Screen Mode

Windows users may have been able to lock two windows into a split screen mode for years, but that feature has now made it to the Mac with OS X El Capitan. The operating system update introduces supp...

HP Envy Note 8: Mini Tablet Meets Full Keyboard

The HP Envy Note 8 (starting at $329) tablet may look peculiar standing upright in its 10-inch keyboard (an extra $100), but this combo could pinch hit for a laptop. When you're done with the 8-inch...

HP Envy Takes Aim at MacBook Air, Dell XPS 13

HP has announced its thinnest laptop yet, the sleek 0.51-inch thick Envy (starting at $850), which is a hair thinner than Apple's 12-inch MacBook (0.52 inches). Available for sale starting October 18...