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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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...

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. Instead,...

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You’ve grown tired of your outdated smartphone, slow notebook or subpar tablet, but you haven’t done anything about it.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. However, there...

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 ...

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. ...

Help Me, Laptop: I Need a Notebook to Write My Dissertation

How much power is more than enough? Elisa, a student, is working on her dissertation, and is looking to upgrade from the netbook she was using previously. While she doesn't need graphics power, she do...

Help Me, LAPTOP: How Do I Move Windows 7 to My New SSD?

Some say the best thing you can do for yourself is get a massage or start an exercise program or go on a (gasp) diet, but if you really wanna improve your life, get an SSD. Reader Osama plans to buy a...