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Avram Piltch
Avram Piltch, Online Editorial Director
The official Geeks Geek, as his weekly column is titled, Avram Piltch has guided the editorial and production of Laptopmag.com since 2007. With his technical knowledge and passion for testing, Avram programmed several of LAPTOP's real-world benchmarks, including the LAPTOP Battery Test. He holds a master's degree in English from NYU.
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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (2018) Review

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (2018) Review

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon offers the best combination of productivity, portability and performance of any business laptop.

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Dell XPS 13 9370 (2018) Review

Dell XPS 13 9370 (2018) Review

The Dell XPS 13 9370 offers strong performance, long battery life and a stunning screen in a chassis that's slimmer and more attractive than ever.

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Best Dell Deals for Christmas 2018

Best Dell Deals for Christmas 2018

Updated on Dec. 18: Added sales on the Dell XPS 13 and Alienware 15 , two of our favorite laptops.  Christmas is almost upon us and for shoppers that means one thing — it's now or never for holiday sh...

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HP Envy 13t Review

HP Envy 13t Review

The HP Envy 13t packs strong performance, long battery life and a fantastic typing experience into a lightweight and affordable package.

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Laptop Buying Guide: 8 Essential Tips

Laptop Buying Guide: 8 Essential Tips

Update Nov 27: Be sure to check out Best Laptop Deals page to see the best discounts and sales through the holiday season.Compact enough to carry with you, yet versatile enough to run demanding applic...

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The Best Time to Buy a Laptop

The Best Time to Buy a Laptop

Nothing causes buyer's remorse quite like seeing the laptop you bought last month for $1,000 go on sale for $750. It's equally unpleasant to buy a pricey new Dell XPS 13 in November and then watch as ...

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Laptops with the Longest Battery Life

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 2.0, which involv...

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Asus Unveils Project Precog, a Dual-Screen Laptop With Built-in A.I.

Asus Unveils Project Precog, a Dual-Screen Laptop With Built-in A.I.

Dual-screen laptops are the white whale that the tech industry has been trying to slay for a long time. We've seen a number of valiant attempts to make the concept work over the years, from the slide-...

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MSI Targets Business Users With Prestige PS42 Ultrabook

MSI Targets Business Users With Prestige PS42 Ultrabook

When you think of MSI laptops, you probably picture the company's powerful gaming rigs. However, the company that makes heavy-hitting notebooks with names like the Titan and the Dominator, is out to s...

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I've Tested Hundreds of Laptops. Here's Why I Bought a ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

I've Tested Hundreds of Laptops. Here's Why I Bought a ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

As the current editor-in-chief of Tom's Hardware and former editorial director of Laptop Mag (through April), I've tried hundreds, perhaps thousands of different notebooks in the past decade. But beli...

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Which Laptop CPU is Right for You?

Which Laptop CPU is Right for You?

A computer's processor is its brain, the component where most of the "thinking" happens. A faster CPU (central processing unit) lets you crunch spreadsheets, surf web pages, play games or edit photos ...

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Dell XPS 15 Gets Coffee Lake CPU Upgrade

Dell XPS 15 Gets Coffee Lake CPU Upgrade

The best 15-inch consumer laptop is about to get better. With Intel taking the wraps off its new 8th Gen "Coffee Lake" processors today (April 3), Dell has announced a new version of the XPS 15 based ...

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