Laptop Guide

There are plenty of high-performance laptops on the market. Unfortunately, you'll have to navigate a minefield of inferior options. Our laptop reviews and buying guides are here to help you find the best laptop for your needs and your budget.

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Laptop Processor Comparison: Which 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 ...

Laptop Buying Guide: 8 Essential Tips

Laptops are compact enough to carry with you, yet versatile enough to run demanding applications. It's the best tool for doing serious work or play at whether you're at home, on the road or in a colle...

Best Laptops for Photo Editing 2019: Top Notebooks for Photographers

Update June 4: This stellar deal on the latest Dell XPS 15 ($400 off) throws in a 4K display at no added cost, and Amazon is currently selling the Surface Pro 6 for just $769.  Photographers who spend...

Best 2-in-1 Laptops 2019 (Laptop/Tablet Hybrids)

Update June 17: Some of our favorite 2-in-1 Chromebooks are on sale at Best Buy for $150 off. If you want a machine with the most versatility, then your best bet is to go with a 2-in-1 laptop. We've l...

Best 15-inch Laptops 2019

When 17-inch laptops are too big and 13- and 14-inch systems don't have enough screen real estate, 15-inch laptops are there to fill that midsize hole in your life. Whether you're looking for a colleg...

Laptops with Best Battery Life 2019 - Longest Lasting Laptop Batteries

No matter how stacked their specs are, even the best laptops are useless if they can't hold a charge. Fortunately, there are plenty of notebooks that go the distance. Using our Laptop Mag Battery Test...

How to Set Up Your New Laptop Like a Pro: Out of the Box Tips

You pull out the brand-new laptop you bought after reading our buying guide and plug it in for the first time. Then you go through the Windows setup, and you're all done, right? Not really. Your noteb...

Amazon Prime Day Sneak Peek: $128 Off Acer's Crazy-Light Swift 5

At 2.2 pounds, the Acer Swift 5 is one of the lightest 15-inch laptops on the market. And although you may think that makes it an anemic machine, this laptop can punch well above its weight.Currently,...

19 Best Android Games to Play On Your Chromebook

Now that most best Chromebooks run Android apps via the Google Play store, the gaming options for Chrome OS laptops aren't paltry and laughable, and include some gems. There's only one catch: not all ...

How to Pin a Website to Windows 10's Start Menu

 Microsoft brought back the Start Menu with Windows 10, and refreshed the familiar interface with colorful Live Tiles. This touch-friendly system makes it easy to access your favorite apps and co...