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HP: 2018 Brand Report Card

HP: 2018 Brand Report Card

HP had a strong, second-place showing in this year's rankings, jumping from fourth place last year. A combination of very good overall review scores, great design and a wide variety of laptop options ...

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Dell: 2018 Brand Report Card

Dell: 2018 Brand Report Card

Taking third place for the second year in a row, Dell makes some of the best laptops money can buy, while providing the top support of any PC vendor (tied with Samsung). The Round Rock, Texas-based co...

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Acer: 2018 Brand Report Card

Acer: 2018 Brand Report Card

Sitting in the middle of the pack at number four, Acer continued to win us over with great value systems. The company also managed to produce the 21-inch Predator 21 X, the biggest laptop ever, which ...

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Asus: 2018 Brand Report Card

Asus: 2018 Brand Report Card

Asus tied with Acer for fourth place this year, sitting squarely in the middle of the pack. The company impressed us with its incredible range of value, premium and gaming systems, as well as its stel...

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Microsoft: 2018 Brand Report Card

Microsoft: 2018 Brand Report Card

Microsoft's inability to rise above sixth place this year wasn't for a lack of trying. The company has a limited lineup, but all of its products are solid and earned strong review scores.It introduced...

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Apple: 2018 Brand Report Card

Apple: 2018 Brand Report Card

Once the king of laptops, Apple slid to fifth place in 2017 and fell even further, to seventh, this year. That continued slide should come as little surprise, though, as Apple's MacBooks stayed the sa...

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Razer: 2018 Brand Report Card

Razer: 2018 Brand Report Card

Appearing for a second year in our annual Best and Worst Brands report, Razer holds steady at eighth place. The company continues to impress us with its sleek, powerful gaming laptops and lightweight ...

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MSI: 2018 Brand Report Card

MSI: 2018 Brand Report Card

It was a tough year for MSI, falling to a tie for last place. While we love a lot of the company's gaming notebooks and workstations, few of them earned Editors' Choice awards.The company's selection ...

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Samsung: 2018 Brand Report Card

Samsung: 2018 Brand Report Card

Samsung continues to finds itself at the bottom of our Best and Worst brand rankings. This year, the company tied for last with MSI, thanks in no small part to its small offering of lackluster laptops...

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Laptop Mag CES 2018 Awards

Laptop Mag CES 2018 Awards

CES is the time of year when we expect to see new, blazing-fast CPUs and laptops that incorporate these new chips. This year's show did not disappoint, as Intel took the wraps off of Kaby Lake-G: a hi...

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Stem Camp: How to Build a PC Video Series

Stem Camp: How to Build a PC Video Series

Early this summer, Laptop Magazine's parent company, Purch, endeavored to begin a series of editorial projects that support the concepts around STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). Our c...

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LAPTOP Remembers Bruno Gulotta, Friend and Colleague Killed in Barcelona Attack

LAPTOP Remembers Bruno Gulotta, Friend and Colleague Killed in Barcelona Attack

We lost a friend and a colleague to terrorism yesterday (Aug. 17).Bruno Gulotta, 35, an employee of Tom's Hardware Italy — a brand owned by LAPTOP parent company Purch — was on holiday in Barcelon...

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