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.

Dell's OptiPlex 7070 Ultra is a mini-PC that fits into a monitor stand

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

If you have $500 (or less), we've found the best cheap laptops on Amazon and Best Buy. The ones that give you the best bang for buck. Keep reading to find our top picks.

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

From budget, to ultraportable, to gaming laptops, our top picks feature the best tech advances in laptop PCs, from new CPUs and GPUs to new materials, and include portables from HP, Dell, and Apple.

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.

Samsung's Notebook 7 and Notebook 7 Force are premium, performance-oriented laptops

Samsung's Notebook 7 and Notebook 7 Force are premium, performance-oriented laptops

Samsung’s Notebook 7 and Notebook 7 Force are laptops designed for a PC users who want a premium experience—and enough power for work and play.

The HP Envy Wood Series puts real walnut or birch in five stylish laptops

The HP Envy Wood Series puts real walnut or birch in five stylish laptops

The HP Envy Wood Series embeds real walnut or birch into the keyboard deck and touchpad of five stylish laptops. Here are the details.

5 alarming facts in honor of World Password Day

5 alarming facts in honor of World Password Day

May 2 is World Password Day, and software company Avira has released a report showing how data breaches are getting worse, and people's security habits aren't getting much better. Here are the most alarming facts from the study:

Razer revamps the Blade Pro 17 with 9th-gen Intel Core and Nvidia RTX in a trimmer package

Razer revamps the Blade Pro 17 with 9th-gen Intel Core and Nvidia RTX in a trimmer package

Razer overhauls its Blade Pro 17 with 9th-gen Intel Core and Nividia RTX, all in a smaller, lighter package.

Acer CEO Jason Chen explains why his PCs are going niche

Acer CEO Jason Chen explains why his PCs are going niche

In our exclusive interview with Acer CEO Jason Chen, we talk about how the No. 4 PC vendor looks for growth in niche "microtrends" that bigger competitors might miss.

I could slide the Acer Predator Helios 700's HyperDrift keyboard all day

I could slide the Acer Predator Helios 700's HyperDrift keyboard all day

Acer's Predator Helios 700 gaming laptop debuts the HyperDrift keyboard, which slides forward for better ventilation as well as easier typing.

Sorry, gamers: Acer's ConceptD PCs are powerful, quiet, and cool, but made for creators

Sorry, gamers: Acer's ConceptD PCs are powerful, quiet, and cool, but made for creators

ConceptD is Acer's new brand of PCs for creative professionals using graphics-intensive applications. The product line even has Pantone, AdobeRGB, and DeltaE certifications.

HP Spectre Folio review: This lightweight leather laptop is different in a very good way

HP Spectre Folio review: This lightweight leather laptop is different in a very good way

HP's leather-wrapped Spectre Folio feels better than any metal or plastic laptop could. Performance is good, and battery life is outstanding.

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