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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Windows 10 April Update Coming April 30: How to Get It

The long-awaited Windows 10 spring update (formally known as "Redstone 4") is finally official. The new version, called Windows 10 April Update, is set to roll out on April 30, so Microsoft better hit...

Lenovo: 2018 Brand Report Card

Lenovo took first place for the second year in a row because of its excellent, highly rated laptops. With its eye-popping, HDR screen (an industry first) and long battery life, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon ...

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 ...

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...

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 ...

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...

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 ...

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...

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 ...

HP Announces 2-in-1 ZBook and Other Powerful Workstations

HP today announced a new lineup of mobile workstations including its first ZBook Studio x360, a convertible 2-in-1. The laptops will begin shipping in May and include options for Intel's new Coffee La...