The Best Chromebook For Every Need

I basically live in Google's Chrome web browser. It's a decision I made to save my sanity when it became part of my job to change laptops every few weeks. No need to back up files that way! But it made me wonder how well I could live with only Chrome—if I could replace my laptop with a Chromebook instead. » 2/06/15 2:27pm 2/06/15 2:27pm

Dell XPS 13 Review (2015): The Windows Laptop To Beat

Are you thinking of buying a Windows laptop? Don't, until you've read this review. The new Dell XPS 13 isn't perfect, but it's freaking incredible for the $800 you'll spend to bring one home. » 1/27/15 1:00pm 1/27/15 1:00pm

That Rumored 12-Inch MacBook Air Could Be a Stunner

Ah, the wonders of photorealistic 3D modeling software. Though it's only been two days since 9to5Mac leaked that Apple is planning the biggest overhaul to its laptops in years—in the form of a new 12-inch MacBook Air—we've already got gauzy, hyper-real renderings of this sucker. If this is what Apple is planning,… » 1/08/15 12:32pm 1/08/15 12:32pm

Dell's New XPS 13 Sounds Like The Laptop Of My Dreams

15 hours of battery life. A gorgeous 13-inch display that looks like it's floating in air. Silky carbon fiber sandwiched between shiny aluminum. Starting at just $800. My only question about the new Dell XPS 13: what's the catch? » 1/06/15 1:00pm 1/06/15 1:00pm

Asus Makes Transforming Windows Tablets Way Less Chunky

Asus popularized the cheap detachable laptop, but they've always been chunky little things. Not the Transformer Book Chi. Asus claims the new 10.1-inch T100 Chi is the thinnest Windows tablet ever made. And the 12.5-inch T300 Chi—combined with its keyboard—is now thinner than a MacBook Air. » 1/05/15 2:45pm 1/05/15 2:45pm

Acer Chromebook 15 Hands-On: Super Solid Big Screen Browsing For $250

Now that you can buy a decent Windows laptop for $200, does anyone need a Chromebook? That's an existential question we hope to answer soon. But if you want a big, honking 15-inch Chromebook, it looks like Acer's got just the Chromebook for you. » 1/04/15 5:19pm 1/04/15 5:19pm

HP Just Built a Gaming Laptop. Seriously.

Once upon a time, a tiny company called VoodooPC built some of the most incredible gaming computers around. Now, its owner HP is paying homage with the Omen — the first serious gaming laptop the company has ever made. » 11/04/14 8:00am 11/04/14 8:00am

Alienware 13 Review: The First Futureproof Gaming Laptop

I've owned a grand total of two gaming laptops. It was depressing how quickly they aged. But the new Alienware 13 may not suffer the same fate. It's the first gaming laptop that lets you connect a external desktop graphics card for freaking awesome, truly unheard-of speed. » 10/27/14 9:00pm 10/27/14 9:00pm

Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro: Yes, The Hinge is a Giant Watchband

The backflipping Lenovo Yoga singlehandedly made laptops cool again. The Yoga 2 Pro added a backlit keyboard and a brilliant 3200 x 1800 QHD screen. Now, Lenovo's going for broke with the third generation of its transforming touchscreen machine. Not only is the new $1,349 Yoga 3 Pro thinner and lighter, it has a… » 10/09/14 4:30pm 10/09/14 4:30pm

Nvidia GeForce GTX 980M: A Graphical Leap For Gaming Laptops

The dirty little secret of GPU marketing is that laptop graphics chips are never as powerful as you'd think. Think you're going to run a game maxed out at 2K resolution with the GeForce GTX 880M in your laptop? Think again—even if it's no trouble for a desktop-grade GTX 780. » 10/07/14 9:00am 10/07/14 9:00am

Skype Just Fixed the Single Most Annoying Thing About Notifications

Skype just announced a great new feature that should be part of every single app, plugin, or digital service you use: When you're actively Skyping, the app's notifications will only go to the device you're currently using. Why didn't this kind of setup become a universal standard, like, five years ago? » 8/20/14 1:36pm 8/20/14 1:36pm

How to Take Care of Your Laptop Battery the Right Way

You probably know a few tricks for extending your laptop's battery life—whether it's dimming the screen or switching off Wi-Fi—but there are plenty of other ways you can and should look after its long-term health too. Here's how to get the most juice out of your laptop by following just a few simple rules. » 6/23/14 9:23am 6/23/14 9:23am

Our Favorite Laptops, Cameras, Light Bulbs, and More

T.S. Eliot didn't know what the hell he was talking about—August is unquestionably the cruelest month. With only four more sweet weeks of summer left, every day that passes is just another reminder that we're about to be back in the lifeless dregs of fall. And what do we do when something upsets us? That's right;… » 8/02/13 10:00am 8/02/13 10:00am

How Often Do You Clean Your Laptop?

I feel embarrassed right now. For the first time in ages, I actually paid attention to the keys on which I'm typing. And they're filthy. I am a bad person. » 7/05/13 6:46am 7/05/13 6:46am

The Invisible Electronic Fields That Surround Your MacBook

You might view your laptop as a nice, neatly contained unit—but there's more bursting out of it than meets the eye. In fact, all of its electrical components create complex magnetic and electric fields that spread far and wide, and this video shows you their reach. » 7/03/13 7:57am 7/03/13 7:57am

MacBook Cheat Sheet

Anyone looking for a full breakdown and comparison of the entire MacBook lineup: I've put together a pretty comprehensive comparison between every model, every option, specs, etc. with information from Apple and around the internet. Screenshot shown and public Google doc linked here: » 6/14/13 12:54pm 6/14/13 12:54pm

Everything You Need if You're a Total Klutz with Your Gadgets

Do you break every gadget you buy, no matter how beautiful or expensive or great, or how careful you pretend to be? Yeah, same here. But that doesn't mean you've got to be relegated to a life of broken everything and empty bank accounts. Here's some gear that'll stand the test of your crippling irresponsibility. » 4/20/12 7:00pm 4/20/12 7:00pm

Razer Blade Review: Sharp, But...

There's something fundamentally broken in the world of PC laptops: Machines designed nearly four years ago still provide the basic model for how to build one correctly today. The Razer Blade is, in some ways, one of the best Windows laptops I've used in a long time. But I can't decide if it's merely ironic or… » 3/01/12 11:46am 3/01/12 11:46am

Your Next Laptop Might Be Made of Paper

We've seen laptop's made of wood, bamboo, carbon fiber and—most recently—glass. Now, a new plastic replacement based on recycled paper might be making its way to a computer on your lap. » 2/15/12 7:42am 2/15/12 7:42am

Sick Bastard Busted for Streaming Cartoon Porn in a McDonald's PlayPlace

53-year old Ronnie Hobbs was arrested when police spotted him watching cartoon porn, on his laptop, in plain sight, while sitting inside a McDonald's PlayPlace. » 9/19/11 2:40pm 9/19/11 2:40pm