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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The Perfect Laptop? Here’s What It Should Have

As an editor at Laptop Mag, I'm often asked, "What's the best laptop?" The question is simple, but the answer is deceptively complex, because it depends on the shopper. If you want to use your noteboo...

USB Type-C FAQ: Everything You Need to Know

The 12-inch MacBook has a number of new technologies, ranging from a pressure-sensitive touch pad to a really tiny logicboard. However, none of the innovations in Apple's new notebook is quite as exci...

 Things are finally heating up for Intel's cool-running processor, with Apple utilizing a 1.1 and 1.3GHz dual-core versions in its latest, and first fanless, MacBook. Intel company first announced i...

5 Reasons Surface Pro 3 Shouldn't Replace Your Laptop

Microsoft doesn't want you to think of the new Surface Pro 3 as just a work-friendly tablet, or even a hybrid. The latter has more of a negative connotation, as if you're giving something up. Instead,...

How to Use Your iPad as Your Only PC

Sometimes carrying your 1-pound iPad is just more convenient than toting around a 4-5-pound  notebook. For many folks, your iPad can fulfill most of your laptop's duties. If you're the type that prim...

How to Buy a Laptop This Holiday Season

With the arrival of the touch-friendly Windows 8 operating system, PC-makers are experimenting like never before when it comes to notebook design. Tablets with docks, screens that slide up to reveal k...

10 Ways to Save Big on Gadgets

You’ve grown tired of your outdated smartphone, slow notebook or subpar tablet, but you haven’t done anything about it. Why? Because you don’t want to pay through the nose to upgrade your tech. ...

6 Things You Should Test Before Buying a Laptop

When you go to shop for a new notebook, retailers are quick to point out a few specs to highlight all that the system is capable of—the processor, RAM, and screen size, to name a few. However, there...

Help Me, LAPTOP: I Want a Notebook with a Classic-Style Keyboard

In the past few years, we've seen a huge movement toward island-style (aka chiclet) keyboards on laptops. While most users seem to either like or at least tolerate keyboards with a larger gap between ...

5 Reasons to Spend More than $500 On Your Next Laptop

These days, you can purchase a passable laptop for little more than the cost of an iPad. As of February, the average Windows notebook cost just $513 and, for less than that, you can find a strong syst...