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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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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.

How to Play Demanding Games on the Dell XPS 13

Laptop Mag's favorite laptop overall, the Dell XPS 13 packs the strong performance of an Intel 8th Gen Core CPU and speedy PCIe SSD into an attractive, light-weight package with over 16 hours of batte...

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

You pull your brand-new laptop out of its packaging and plug it in for the first time. Then you go through the Windows setup, and you're all done, right? Not really. Your notebook is not really ready-...

Help Me Laptop: I Want a Gaming Laptop for Under $1,500

Gaming laptops tend to be on the higher side of the cost spectrum. However, that doesn't mean that you can't find a notebook that's powerful and somewhat affordable. And that's a good thing for our fo...

13 Must-Have Accessories for a New Laptop or Tablet

That hot new laptop you bought your dad will look great when he takes it out of the box, but how will he take it anywhere, without a bag? Your daughter will be excited to use the new tablet you got he...

'Keylogger' Found on HP Laptops Not a Serious Threat

Editor's Note: This article was updated on December 14 per information released by Synaptics in a blog post.A keystroke-recording tool, which some have called a keylogger, found on hundreds of HP not...

Which MacBook Should You Buy? MacBook vs. Air vs. Pro

Update Dec. 11: We have re-evaluated the 15-inch MacBook Pro from 2015 ($1,999). Based on its comfortable keyboard and ample ports selection, it's still a very viable option. From the fairly afforda...

Help Me, Laptop: Finding a Notebook Fit For a Worksite

Today's engineers and architects don't just sketch buildings on paper like the father from the Brady Bunch. Buying a laptop that runs the 3D programs you need for construction projects in 2017 can be ...

'Doppelganging' Attack Evades Antivirus, Hits All Windows Versions

A newly discovered malware attack affects all versions of Windows, often isn't detected by antivirus software and can't be patched. This isn't a riddle: it's the Process Doppelganging attack, which w...

Ryzen Mobile vs Intel 8th Gen Core: AMD Levels the Playing Field

For the past several years, AMD has been an also-ran in the mobile-processor space. Though the company's APUs (AMD's name for CPUs) have powered many laptops, the chips have been limited to budget-min...