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

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.

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.

Lenovo builds Amazon Alexa into its Smart Tab M10 and P10 Android tablets

Lenovo builds Amazon Alexa into its Smart Tab M10 and P10 Android tablets

Lenovo's Smart Tab M10 and P10 Android tablets come with a Smart Dock that turns them into Amazon Alexa displays.

The Alienware Area-51m is a desktop-class laptop both extreme and refined

The Alienware Area-51m is a desktop-class laptop both extreme and refined

With the Alienware Area-51m gaming laptop, Dell is launching a new design as well as a desktop-class powerhouse. Here's our close look.

Dell's Inspiron 7000 2-in-1 Black Edition laptops save you from lost pens and hot panels

Dell's Inspiron 7000 2-in-1 Black Edition laptops save you from lost pens and hot panels

Dell's Inspiron 13 and 15 7000 Black Edition laptops offer special features including better thermals and a hinge that doubles as pen storage.

Finally! The new Dell XPS 13 puts the camera in the right place

Finally! The new Dell XPS 13 puts the camera in the right place

We've always loved the Dell XPS 13, except for one thing: the low-slung, nosehair-catching camera. Finally, it's at the top where it belongs.

The HP Chromebook 14 puts AMD power under the hood for the first time

The HP Chromebook 14 puts AMD power under the hood for the first time

HP's Chromebook 14 is one of the first Google laptops to feature an AMD processor.

Google Pixel Slate: The top features, specs, and highlights

Google Pixel Slate: The top features, specs, and highlights

The Google Pixel Slate debuts with a stunning display, a detachable keyboard, and new Chrome OS features that redefine the Chrome tablet.

The HP Chromebook x360 14 is a premium convertible missing one thing

The HP Chromebook x360 14 is a premium convertible missing one thing

The $599 HP Chromebook x360 14 shows premium Chromebooks are a trend, but given its price we're surprised there's no pen.

The HP Spectre Folio is a leather-clad laptop that's luxurious

The HP Spectre Folio is a leather-clad laptop that's luxurious

The HP Spectre Folio slips a full-grain leather shell around a superthin laptop to make a PC that looks, feels, and smells luxurious.

CrashPlan alternatives: What home users can do, from staying put to exploring other services

CrashPlan alternatives: What home users can do, from staying put to exploring other services

CrashPlan is ending its home-user service on October 23, 2018. Options include upgrading to CrashPlan's business tier, or seeking alternative services. We'll walk you through the choices.

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