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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Apple OS X Mavericks Preview Tested

With a name like OS X Mavericks, you might think Apple's new software for Macs is a big departure for the company. It's not. While iOS 7 represents a huge visual departure for Apple with a complete re...

Google Chromebooks May Support Intel Haswell CPUs

Google will reportedly equip its Chromebook line of laptops with Intel's forthcoming line of Haswell CPUs, which promises to deliver longer battery life to the Web-based notebooks.ZDNetuncovered...

Acer Announces $279 C710-2055 Chromebook for Students

It's not just HP and Lenovo that are targeting the education market with their Google Chromebooks. Today Acer announced the C710-2055 Chromebook, a $279 system running Google's mostly-online operating...

Lenovo Launches Its First ThinkPad Chromebook for Schools

It looks like Windows 8 just got detention. Lenovo is targeting the education market with a new laptop powered by Google's OS instead of Microsoft's. The ThinkPad X131e Chromebookis a ruggedized dev...

Dragon Assistant Beta Hands-On: Use Your Voice to Play Music, Tweet, More

Move over, Siri. Intel is working with Nuance on its own voice assistant technology for Ultrabooks. Dubbed Dragon Assistant, the new software will come preloaded on select Ultrabooks sometime in 2013 ...

How to Surf Smarter in Apple OS X Mountain Lion

So much Internet content, so little time. Apple has added some new features to Safari 6 in OS X Mountain Lion to make your browsing experience faster and safer.

How to Use Gatekeeper Security in OS X Mountain Lion

Not only do people need protection from malware, they need protection from themselves. That's where Gatekeeper comes in, a new feature of OS X Mountain Lion.By default, Gatekeeper lets you download ...

Final Version of OS X Mountain Lion Sent to Developers

Mountain Lion is preparing to pounce: according to MacRumors.com, Apple sent developers the "golden master" version of the next iteration of OS X yesterday, right on schedule for the previously announ...

Samsung Chromebook Series 5 550 Review

We review the Samsung Chromebook Series 5 550, an improvement on the first Chromebook, but is the price point worth making the change for?

Google and Samsung Debut New Chromebook Laptop, Chromebox Desktop

With their limited functionality and dependence on a reliable web connection, Chromebooks have been a hard sell to even the geekiest of early adopters. But Google and Samsung have decided to give the ...