Laptops

Lab-tested laptop reviews, laptop buying guides, and prices on the best laptops and notebooks from knowledgeable experts.

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The Lenovo Legion Y730 gaming laptop has overclocking and RGB lighting to spare

The Lenovo Y730 gaming laptop will come in 15-inch and 17-inch versions with overclockable RAM options and some neat RGB lighting features.

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Lenovo's Legion Y530 and Legion Y7000 gaming laptops are designed to be subtle

Lenovo's Legion Y530 and Legion Y7000 laptops don't flaunt their gaming chops, which include the latest Coffee Lake CPUs and GTX 1050 GPUs.

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MSI's Prestige PS42 is an ultrabook with a gaming pedigree

The Prestige PS42 is something new for MSI: A thin, light laptop that isn't expressly for gaming. But you can bet they stuffed in as much performance as possible.

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Intel explains how 1-watt panels will add hours to your laptop's battery life

At Computex, Intel showed off its Low Power Display Technology, whose 1-watt panels will allow notebook battery life to push into a 20-hour lifespan while using a Core processor.

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HP Spectre x360 15 (Kaby Lake-R) review: A solid 4K 2-in-1 overshadowed by its beefier sibling

The 2-in-1 HP Spectre x360 15 gets a welcome performance bump, a 4K display and more, but we can't help but cast an envious eye toward the speedier Kaby Lake-G version.

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We just tested the all-AMD Acer Predator Helios 500 gaming laptop

Here's how fast the new Acer Predator Helios 500 is with Ryzen 7 2700 and Radeon Vega 56 graphics

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The Microsoft Store is selling the Core i5 Surface Laptop for $200 off today

The Core i5 version of the Surface Laptop is the same price as the Core m3 version at the Microsoft Store

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The Asus Project Precog is a pioneering dual-display laptop, due in 2019

Project Precog is a concept PC formed of two shimmering sheets of glass. Asus showed it at Computex in Taipei, and it just might become reality in 2019. 

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Qualcomm's Snapdragon 850 PC chip boosts performance, pushes battery life to a new high

Qualcomm launches its second chip for Always Connected PCs: the Snapdragon 850, which offers substantial improvements in performance and cellular speeds as it draws closer to 24 hours of battery life.

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What an Always Connected PC is, and what to expect if you buy one

If you're shopping for a Qualcomm-powered Always Connected PC, or just curious about this new kind of Windows device, read this first to know what to expect.

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Asus NovaGo review: The promise and the problems with the Always Connected PC

The Asus NovaGo is one of the first Always Connected PCs that uses Qualcomm's Snapdragon processor. But its problems include bugs, app limitations, and the constraints of Windows 10 S.

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The HP Omen 15 gaming laptop is slimmer on the outside, faster on the inside

HP has upgraded its Omen 15 laptop with options including Coffee Lake 6-core CPUs and GTX 1070 graphics.

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How to add an SSD to your laptop

By adding a solid-state drive to a budget laptop, either as a hard-drive replacement or companion, you can realize noticeable gains and get additional life from your portable PC.

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The Acer Predator Helios 500 is a gaming laptop that's overclockable in all the right places

The Acer Predator Helios 500 checks off a lot of boxes: Overclockable GPU and CPU options, 17-inch 4K UHD or 144Hz 1080p display options, and much more.

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The Acer Chromebook Spin 13 is a classy product rising above a mob of cheap clamshells

Acer's Chromebook Spin 13 aims at business users with its Intel Core i5 processor, aluminum chassis, and 360-degree versatility. But the market for high-end Chromebooks remains unproven, while cheaper models continue to sell.

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Hands-on: The Acer Predator Helios 300 Special Edition takes the boring out of budget gaming

The Acer Predator Helios 300 Special Edition spices things up with a 144Hz display option and a snazzy new color scheme.

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How to upgrade your laptop's RAM

You can significantly improve your laptop PC's performance by adding RAM, especially if you're running a 64-bit version of Windows.

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Hands-on: Razer's redesigned Blade is the most powerful 15-inch laptop in town

Razer's redesigned Blade features a Core i7-8750H, vapor chamber cooling, and GTX 1060 graphics, while claiming to be the smallest 15-inch laptop in town.

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