Laptops

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

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Microsoft Surface Laptop

The $799 Surface Laptop makes Microsoft's sleek MacBook Air rival more affordable

Microsoft's new Surface Laptop and Surface Book 2 models slash starting prices by hundreds of dollars.

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Five Chromebook hacks that give your laptop surprising new talents

Chromebook hacks help your laptop break out of its browser-based routine and learn some new skills. Try these tweaks and additions to turn your Chromebook into an indispensable tool.

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HDMI vs. DisplayPort: Which display interface reigns supreme?

Both HDMI and DisplayPort are capable of sending high-definition video and audio from a source device to a display. But is one display interface standard superior or more flexible compared to the other? We compare their feature sets...

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Dell Inspiron 13 5000 review: A speedy 2-in-1 ultrabook boosted by Intel’s 8th-gen CPU

Boasting speedy quad-core performance, a swiveling display and a reasonably price tag, the Dell Inspiron 13 5000 makes for a compelling ultrabook.

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Surface Laptop: Everything you need to know

Microsoft's thin, light, beautiful Surface Laptop is the halo PC for Windows 10 S. Read all about it here, as well as the Commercial Surface Laptop -- for those who prefer Windows 10 Pro instead.

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Here's how much the Meltdown and Spectre patches drag down older hardware

We tested the Meltdown and Spectre fix on an older Intel Broadwell laptop, and the results are ugly.

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

Our top picks feature the best tech advances in portable PCs, from new CPUs and GPUs to new materials, and include laptops from HP, Dell, and Apple.

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Acer Swift 1 review: A cheap, lightweight ultra-portable that skimps on performance

While the Acer Swift 1 delivers a lot for less than $350—a slim and light chassis, plenty of battery life, an SSD and even a fingerprint reader—it makes painful speed and storage compromises to get there.

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9 new products for the enterprise from CES 2018

CES 2018 wasn’t just about electronics for consumers: It also saw the unpacking of a crate-load of products that can do duty in the enterprise. Here’s our pick of the delivery.

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PCWorld's January Digital Magazine: Laptop Revolution

Enjoy the best of PCWorld.com in a curated Digital Edition for Android and iOS.

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Dell's XPS 15 2-in-1 battles Apple with Radeon Vega graphics and a maglev keyboard

Dell's new XPS 15 2-in-1 features a new maglev keyboard and ditches USB Type-A.

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Razer's Project Linda turns the Razer Phone into a laptop

Razer's Project Linda transforms the Razer Phone into a laptop via its nifty dock.

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Lenovo's Miix 630 lasts 20 hours on battery using a Qualcomm chip

Lenovo's Miix 630 is a tablet with detachable keyboard and something new inside: Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 chip, giving it hours and hours of battery life.

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Amazon's Alexa app headed to Windows PCs, exposing Cortana's smart-home weakness

Major PC makers like Asus, Acer, and HP will use Amazon's Alexa digital assistant, highlighting Microsoft's weakness in natural language and smart-home control.

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Intel launches five Core chips with Radeon graphics from rival AMD

Intel unveils the speeds, feeds, and prices of the 8th-gen Intel Core with Radeon RX Vega M graphics, or what some are calling Kaby Lake-G. The new chips will appear in notebooks from Dell and HP, plus new Intel NUCs.

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HP recalls 50,000 batteries from consumer notebooks after meltdowns are reported

HP has recalled 50,000 notebook batteries sold in the last two years from popular notebooks including the x360, Pavilion, and Envy series, after several reports of batteries' charring and and even melting.

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Dell surprises with a redesigned XPS 13 that's thinner, faster and a little controversial

Dell has unveiled a completely redesigned XPS 13 flagship that's thinner, lighter, and (Dell says) faster than competing laptops. Plus, the company has debuted a stunningly elegant white option. Here's our first look.

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HP Spectre x360 13t (late 2017) review: An 8th-gen CPU leads a raft of upgrades

The third-generation Spectre x360 13t again proves why it's been one of our favorite convertible laptops.

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