Laptop Mag: About Us

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Who is Laptop Mag? We're your friendly, neighborhood geeks, excited to tell you about the latest and greatest happenings in mobile tech. We're here to decipher all the tech jargon so you can make an informed decision on your next gadget purchase. And while our laptop coverage is our claim to fame, as the pulse of mobile tech, we bring the same geeky passion to a number of arenas such as tablets, audio, gaming and so much more.

What we do

Laptop Mag doesn't just write about tech, we live and breathe it. Throughout the course of any given year, our staff reviews over 150 laptops. Upon arrival, the systems undergo a litany of tests designed to test performance, endurance and overall quality via synthetic and real world benchmarks. The same goes for tablets, smartphones and just about everything else that comes through the labs. 

Speaking of the labs, when they're not running our proprietary battery test, our crack testing squad is hard at work coming up with new ways of evaluating products. If you’re curious about how we test, check out this handy guide to learn what each test entails and here's how we review once the lab testing is complete.

Why we do it

Let's face it. There are a lot of cool gadgets out there. However, if you're anything like us, you only have so much space and budget to indulge your techie wants. A laptop or any gadget for that matter, is an investment. To that end, we want to help you make the best purchasing decision for your use case and budget. 

But we don't stop there. We also want to help you get the most out of your shiny new gadget. That's why in addition to news and reviews, we also offer a host of how-tos, explainers and face-offs to give you an idea of everything your tech can do.

Our history

Laptop Mag is a 30-year institution. Our journey began in 1991 when Bedford Communications launched the first issue of Laptop Buyers’ Guide and Handbook. Later, the publication’s name was shortened to LAPTOP as it expanded its focus to handhelds, smartphones and tablets. The publication won an Eddie award from Folio Magazine.

Laptop Mag was acquired by TechMedia Network (now Purch) in July 2011. In April 2013, we went 100 percent digital to provide millions of monthly visitors more current and comprehensive information. In 2014, we moved our smartphone coverage to sister site Tom’s Guide and made laptops the focus of Laptop Mag. In 2018,  Purch was acquired by Future.

In 2020 Laptop Mag brought smartphone coverage back as the ecosystem of products that connect to your laptop are an integral part of the modern computing experience. 

Meet the staff

The few, the proud, the Laptop Mag staff. The people on this bring their passion, expertise and joie de vivre to the business of writing about consumer technology. Got a hot tip, question about something we cover, feel free to reach out. Or just say hi.

Managing Editor

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Sean Riley

Sean Riley has spent over 13 years covering a wide range of tech including phones, wearables, tablets, smart home devices, laptops, AR, VR, mobile payments, fintech, and more. Now as the Managing Editor of Laptop Mag, Sean is the resident mobile expert, specializing in phones, wearables, and tablets, and you'll find plenty of news, reviews, how-to, and opinion pieces on these subjects from him here. But Laptop Mag is a perfect fit for that broad range of interests with reviews and news on the latest laptops, VR games, and computer accessories along with coverage on everything from AI to cybersecurity, and more.

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Rami Tabari 

Rami Tabari is an Editor for Laptop Mag. He reviews every shape and form of a laptop as well as all sorts of cool tech. You can find him sitting at his desk surrounded by a hoarder's dream of laptops, and when he navigates his way out to civilization, you can catch him watching really bad anime or playing some kind of painfully difficult game. He’s the best at every game and he just doesn’t lose. That’s why you’ll occasionally catch his byline attached to the latest Souls-like challenge.

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Deals Editor

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Hilda Scott

Hilda Scott uses her combined passion for gadgets and bargain shopping to bring you the best prices on all things tech. She has a bachelor’s degree in film and media studies from Hunter College and 11 years of tech and entertainment journalism. Her work has been featured on Tom’s Guide, iTechPost,, Parlemag, Enstars, and Latin Times. When she's not scouting for the best deals, Hilda’s catching up on her favorite TV shows and pro wrestling matches.  


Content Editor

Rael Hornby

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Rael Hornby, potentially influenced by far too many LucasArts titles at an early age, once thought he’d grow up to be a mighty pirate. However, after several interventions with close friends and family members, you’re now much more likely to see his name attached to the bylines of tech articles. While not maintaining a double life as an aspiring writer by day and indie game dev by night, you’ll find him sat in a corner somewhere muttering to himself about microtransactions or hunting down promising indie games on Twitter.

Senior Staff Writer

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Mark Anthony Ramirez

Mark has spent 20 years headlining comedy shows around the country and with appearances on ABC, MTV, Comedy Central, Howard Stern, Food Network, and Sirius XM Radio. He has written about every topic imaginable, from dating, family, politics, social issues, and tech. He wrote his first tech articles for the now-defunct Dads On Tech 10 years ago, and his passion for combining humor and tech has grown under the tutelage of the Laptop Mag team. His penchant for tearing things down and rebuilding them did not make Mark popular at home, however, when he got his hands on the legendary Commodore 64, his passion for all things tech deepened. These days, when he is not filming, editing footage, tinkering with cameras and laptops, or on stage, he can be found at his desk snacking, writing about everything tech, new jokes, or scripts he dreams of filming.


Staff Writer

Claire Momo Tabari

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Momo Tabari

Self-described art critic and unabashedly pretentious, Momo finds joy in impassioned ramblings about her closeness to video games. She has a bachelor’s degree in Journalism & Media Studies from Brooklyn College and five years of experience in entertainment journalism. Momo is a stalwart defender of the importance found in subjectivity and spends most days overwhelmed with excitement for the past, present and future of gaming. When she isn't writing or playing Dark Souls, she can be found eating chicken fettuccine alfredo and watching anime.

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Staff Writer

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Madeline Ricchiuto

Madeline Ricchiuto is a lab tester at Future, testing products for Tom’s Guide, Tom’s Hardware, and Laptop Magazine. Prior to working at Future, Madeline was the Head Games Writer and Editor at Bleeding Cool and a QA tester with LiquidSky Software. She’s also written for various publications including CG Magazine, Marvel Entertainment, and Diver Magazine.

Head of Testing

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Matthew Murray

As head of testing for Future plc, Matthew helps coordinate and conduct product testing for many of the company’s editorial brands—including Laptop. Matthew’s writing and editing for technology has been seen at a variety of publications including Tom’s Guide, PCMag, ExtremeTech, and Computer Shopper; and he’s also worked at a variety of theater-oriented publications including Stage Directions, TheaterMania, and Talkin’ Broadway, at which he was the chief New York theater critic for more than 16 years. He has edited eight books and is currently working on his ninth. He earned his B.A. in Dramatic Writing from Western Washington University, where he also studied Internet technologies and German.

Write for us

We're always looking for fresh voices to extol the virtues of mobile technology. Want to write a review? Got an interesting opinion you'd like to share? Please contact us at

If you're looking for something more permanent check out the Future Careers site for any openings.

How to reach us


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We always aim to provide unbiased editorial created by our journalists and writers. We also need to pay our teams and website costs so we make money in a number of ways. We sometimes use affiliate links to products and services on retailer sites for which we can receive compensation if you click on those links or make purchases through them. From time to time we also publish advertorials (paid-for editorial content) and sponsored content on the site. When this is the case the content is clearly marked as sponsored or promoted, so you’ll always know which content is editorial and which is not. Future PLC is our parent company and has an in-depth terms and conditions page with a lot more information that you can read right here

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