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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5 Reasons Surface Pro 3 Shouldn't Replace Your Laptop

Microsoft doesn't want you to think of the new Surface Pro 3 as just a work-friendly tablet, or even a hybrid. The latter has more of a negative connotation, as if you're giving something up.

Best Tech Gifts for High School Graduation 2013

Those four years of high school flew by faster than you can say "homework," and now it's time to reward your grad and help them prepare for the next level.

How to Buy a Laptop This Holiday Season

With the arrival of the touch-friendly Windows 8 operating system, PC-makers are experimenting like never before when it comes to notebook design. Tablets with docks, screens that slide up to reveal k...

10 Ways to Save Big on Gadgets

You've grown tired of your outdated smartphone, slow notebook or subpar tablet, but you haven't done anything about it. Why? Because you don't want to pay through the nose to upgrade your tech. ...

6 Things You Should Test Before Buying a Laptop

When you go to shop for a new notebook, retailers are quick to point out a few specs to highlight all that the system is capable of--the processor, RAM, and screen size, to name a few.

Best Laptops for College-Bound Grads

Your favorite twelfth graders are deep in the haze of Senioritis as their last days of high school approaches, but soon they'll bepackingup to go to college. You promised them a computer -- one th...

Ultrabook Decathlon: Which Model Should You Buy?

Ultrabooks are the lean and mean super-athletes of the notebook world. According to Intel's definition, these MacBook Air alternatives must be less than an inch thick, boot in less than 60 seconds and resume from sleep in less than five seconds.

Help Me, LAPTOP: I Want a Notebook with a Classic-Style Keyboard

In the past few years, we've seen a huge movement toward island-style (aka chiclet) keyboards on laptops. While most users seem to either like or at least tolerate keyboards with a larger gap between keys, reader Mary is not one of them.

5 Reasons to Spend More than $500 On Your Next Laptop

These days, you can purchase a passable laptop for little more than the cost of an iPad. As of February, the average Windows notebook cost just $513 and, for less than that, you can find a strong syst...

10 Laptop Features You Can Skip to Save Money

It happens to all of us--looking to buy a new laptop, you find yourself wanting more of everything. Some of us, however, don't want or can't afford every feature offered by laptop manufacturers.