Smartphone Guide

From the ever-popular iPhone to Android, BlackBerry and Windows Phone handsets, LAPTOP reviews the best smartphones of 2015 to help you compare models and determine which smartphone to buy. We also help you make the most of your handset by picking the best smartphone apps and accessories while providing helpful tips.

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HP's New Chromebook is Built for Classroom Wear and Tear

With Chromebooks carving out a place in the classroom, HP's latest Chrome OS-running laptop looks like it's ready for the School of Hard Knocks. The 11.6-inch HP Chromebook 11 G4 Education Edition (EE...

MSI GT72 Dominator Pro Dragon: It's Awesome. Here's Why.

When a 17-inch gaming laptop with a powerful GPU lands in our offices for review, we fully expect the system to burn through some of our favorite games. But it's a great surprise to get a 17-inch sy...

Microsoft’s Edge has been a pretty significant improvement over the old and outdated Internet Explorer, but if you're one of the millions who has upgraded to Windows 10, Edge can feel a little spars...

Microsoft Ending Support for Windows 8, IE 7-10

Tomorrow (Jan. 12) will be a day of reckoning for most people who rely on Microsoft's Windows 8 and Internet Explorer versions 7, 8, 9 and 10, as the operating system and Web browsers will reach the...

Laptop Mag CES 2016 Awards: Best Mobile Technology

If CES is any indicator of the year to come, 2016 will be the year of the laptop. At this year's show, we saw more than three dozen new systems, many with innovative features such as eye-popping OLED ...

Huawei's 10.1-inch M2 Tablet Has Seriously Powerful Audio

LAS VEGAS — Music lovers, we have found your next tablet. Here at CES 2016, Huawei has unveiled its first premium slate for the US, the 10.1-inch MediaPad M2. The silver slate will catch eyes with...

How to Upgrade the SSD in Your MacBook Pro with Retina Display

Even if you're not doing a lot of video or photo editing, the hard drive in your MacBook Pro can quickly get filled with files. Fortunately, replacing the SSD in the notebook is fairly easy to do. Her...

Microsoft Issues Ban on Insecure Adware

Microsoft's handed down a New Year's Resolution to PC manufacturers, and it's aimed to improve the Web browsing experience for all Windows users. After several high-profile cases of OEMs preloading ...

You pull your brand-new laptop out of its packaging and plug it in for the first time. Then you go through the Windows setup, and you're all done, right? Not really. Your notebook is not really ready-...

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 (continuous Web s...