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The Best Transforming Windows Laptop Under $500

People always ask me which laptop to buy. They want it all—a powerful processor, long battery life, lots of storage, and yes, a fancy way to transform into a touchscreen tablet. And they want it for $400. Usually, I convince them to buy an $800 laptop instead. But what if you’re truly strapped for cash? How close can… » 6/13/15 2:30pm 6/13/15 2:30pm

HP Spectre x360 Review: My New Favorite Backflipping Windows Laptop

“Oooh, what’s that?” It’s the reaction I get every time I pull out the new HP Spectre x360 in a coffee shop. It hasn’t failed yet. Java fiends always want to know where I got such a good-looking laptop—and they’re always surprised when I tell them the answer. But the truly surprising thing about HP’s new Spectre is… » 4/13/15 10:50am 4/13/15 10:50am

Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi Review: Won't Win Hearts, Will Turn Heads

So you want a laptop that turns into a tablet. No kidding! Plenty of people are jazzed by the idea of having a slate for sharing, plus a solid keyboard for typing. And the new Asus T300 Chi sure looks like a great pick: for just $700 you get a great looking PC that—both halves combined—is thinner than a MacBook Air. » 3/23/15 4:42pm 3/23/15 4:42pm

The Laptop Revival Is Here. The Laptop Is Dying.

There's an old joke about a doctor giving an elderly patient some good news and bad news. "Give me the bad news first," the old guy says. "OK, you've got cancer and you're dying. Best case, you have a few years left." "Oh god, that's awful," cries the old man. "What's the good news?" "Well," says the doctor, "You're… » 9/09/13 12:20pm 9/09/13 12:20pm

HP Touchsmart TX2 is a 12-inch Multitouch Wonder

HP's Touchsmart tx2 is the first consumer-oriented convertible notebook to feature a multitouch technology built into the display. The 12.1-inch screen uses a capacitive touchpanel that can track two points simultaneously, operates with fingers or a stylus, and comes with the Mediasmart 2.0 interface customized for… » 11/19/08 12:01am 11/19/08 12:01am