Melissa Riofrio

Executive Editor

Melissa Riofrio spent her formative journalistic years reviewing some of the biggest iron at PCWorld--desktops, laptops, storage, printers--and she continued to focus on hardware testing during stints at Computer Currents and CNET. Currently, in addition to leading PCWorld’s content direction, she covers productivity laptops and Chromebooks.

Best cheap laptops: We rate the best-sellers on Amazon and Best Buy

The best laptops: Premium laptops, budget laptops, 2-in-1s, and more
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The best laptops: Premium laptops, budget laptops, 2-in-1s, and more

We review models from HP, Dell, Apple, Lenovo, Acer and more, and pick the best budget, ultraportable, and laptop PCs, featuring tech advances from new CPUs and GPUs to new materials.

Best wireless keyboards: Hand-tested reviews of Bluetooth and USB models
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Best wireless keyboards: Hand-tested reviews of Bluetooth and USB models

You’re not using the crummy keyboard that came with your PC, are you? Are you? We hand-tested these wireless models to find better options for your daily driver.

AMD talks Threadripper: How it works, who should buy it, and what's that price again?

AMD talks Threadripper: How it works, who should buy it, and what's that price again?

AMD’s 64-core Threadripper 3990X won the chip war at CES. PCWorld’s Gordon Mah Ung talked to AMD’s David McAfee to get more details. 

A huge battery, teeny fan blades, and other cool features adorn MSI's GS66 Stealth and GE66 Raider

A huge battery, teeny fan blades, and other cool features adorn MSI's GS66 Stealth and GE66 Raider

At CES we got a closer look at the upcoming MSI GS66 Stealth and GE66 Raider laptops, whose new features range from huge batteries to teeny, tiny fan blades.

Ryzen 4000 Mobile: We learn more from David McAfee of AMD

Ryzen 4000 Mobile: We learn more from David McAfee of AMD

PCWorld’s Gordon Mah Ung talks to David McAfee about why 7nm Ryzen 4000 is a “watershed moment for AMD,” and how it will change mobile computing.

Dell's Latitude 9510 shakes up corporate laptops with 5G, machine learning, and thin bezels

Dell's Latitude 9510 shakes up corporate laptops with 5G, machine learning, and thin bezels

The Dell Latitude 9510 is a new breed of corporate laptop with perks galore. We take a closer look at the thin bezels, Optimizer software, and 5G networking.

Dell Concept UFO, Concept Duet, and Concept Ori are intriguing peeks at future PCs

Dell Concept UFO, Concept Duet, and Concept Ori are intriguing peeks at future PCs

Dell shows its Concept UFO modular gaming PC, Concept Duet dual-display laptop, and Concept Ori folding PC at CES in Las Vegas.

HP's Elite Dragonfly integrates Tile for easier tracking on the go

HP's Elite Dragonfly integrates Tile for easier tracking on the go

HP's Elite Dragonfly is thin, light, and now easier to find thanks to an integrated Tile option.

Acer's ConceptD 7 Ezel is a laptop for creators with a versatile display and top-shelf parts

Acer's ConceptD 7 Ezel is a laptop for creators with a versatile display and top-shelf parts

Acer’s ConceptD 7 Ezel and ConceptD 7 Ezel Pro are laptops designed for creators, with top-shelf parts in stylish shells, and a versatile two-hinged display.

Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8 gets Comet Lake power

Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8 gets Comet Lake power

Lenovo's famously durable, yet lightweight ThinkPad X1 Carbon reaches its 8th generation with Intel's 10th-generation Comet Lake CPUs, some fortified with vPro security.

Google Pixelbook Go review: A perfectly good Chromebook that elevates the category

Google Pixelbook Go review: A perfectly good Chromebook that elevates the category

Google’s Pixelbook Go is a perfectly good Chromebook, and that’s exactly what the company set out to create, with a careful balance of quality features and economical compromises.

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