Laptop Guide

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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Chromebooks vs. Windows 10 Laptops: What Should You Buy?

Chromebooks have grown from a curiosity to a force to be reckoned with. Offering a simple and stripped-down experience, Google's Chrome OS is extremely easy to use (if you can use a browser, you're go...

Laptops with the Longest Battery Life

No matter how stacked its specs are, a laptop is useless if it can't hold a charge. Fortunately, there are plenty of notebooks that go the distance. Using our Laptop Mag Battery Test, which invovles c...

Nothing causes buyer's remorse quite like seeing the laptop you bought last month for $1,000 go on sale for $750. It's equally unpleasant to buy a pricey new MacBook on March 1 and then watch as Apple...

Best & Worst Laptop Brands

Whether you're buying a car, a washing machine or a computer, brands matter. That's why, each year, we evaluate the leading laptop brands to determine which provide the best products and support. Whil...

Why 78 Percent of Laptop Screens Suck

In the past few years, we've seen laptops get faster, lighter and a bit cheaper, but unfortunately the majority of them still have the same ugly, low-res screens they had four or five years ago. Accor...

Gaming Laptop Buying Guide: Find the Right Rig

With their powerful components, colorful designs and premium prices, gaming laptops are a different beast than typical mainstream notebooks. And they need to be if you want to play demanding games lik...

There are plenty of reasons to scoop up a 2-in-1, the most important of which is to have one device that can double as a laptop and a tablet. When you need to get work done, you can use a keyboard and...

Should I Buy a Chromebook? Buying Guide and Advice

A Chromebook is a laptop of a different breed. Instead of Windows 10 or Mac OS X, Chromebooks run Google's Chrome OS. These machines are designed to be used primarily while connected to the Internet, ...

Splurge or Purge: What Laptop Features Are Worth the Money?

It is the best of times; it is the worst of times. The average retail selling price for a Windows laptop is just $448 (NPD data) and you can get a very capable one for much less. However, PC vendors a...

10 Key Features to Look for in Your 2016 Laptop

Up until around 2010, both consumers and businesses could be counted on to upgrade their laptops every three years on average, because technology changed so quickly that anything older than that felt ...