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Top 10 Ways to Improve the Battery Life on Your Phone and Laptop

Batteries don’t last forever. All too soon, you’ll notice your laptop and/or smartphone don’t last as long as they used to. To maximize that (sometimes non-user-replaceable) battery’s lifespan and also get more juice out of it during the day, follow these top ten tips. » 8/22/15 3:45pm Saturday 3:45pm

Dell's New 13-Inch Chromebook Is Like a Pixel You Can Actually Afford

When Google introduced Chromebooks in 2011, its “always in the cloud” philosophy made these machines seem like starter kits for the lite laptop user. But Google’s incredible Pixel line upped the game. Now Dell’s followed that top-of-the-line thinking to make a powerful Chromebook you can actually afford. » 8/13/15 2:01pm 8/13/15 2:01pm

The Best Cheap Laptop Under $250

Buying a cheap laptop can feel like a gamble. You might get lucky and find a machine with a good keyboard that isn’t slower than a tortoise-snail crossbreed... or you might get saddled with a cheap piece of crap that cries when you load a browser or try to open WordPerfect because Word is just too much. Yes, you get… » 6/30/15 1:40pm 6/30/15 1:40pm

HP Fixed Everything Wrong With Its Budget-Friendly Detachable Notebook

It’s hard to build a cheap two-in-one PC that doesn’t have something fundamentally wrong with it. Believe us, we’ve looked—lower end convertibles usually have bad screens, flimsy hinges or sell essential accessories separately. Then something like the new 10-inch HP Pavilion x2 comes along. It’s small, costs only $300… » 6/18/15 8:00am 6/18/15 8:00am

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

Asus ZenBook Pro UX501 Review: Just Ignore The Word "Pro"

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You want a laptop that looks nice. Asus understands that. That’s why the company has tried so hard to build a better MacBook. The ZenBook line has given birth to many beautiful, powerful, desirable machines that offer PC people a chance to preen—even when they’re surrounded by MacBooks at their local cafe.
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Save Up to $250 on Apple's Newest MacBook Pro

The new 2015 13” MacBook Pro is an awesome machine (and I would know, I’m typing this on one right now), and you can save $200 on yours today from Best Buy (or $250, if you have access to a .edu email address). $1100 gets you a 128GB SSD, 8GB of RAM, a gorgeous 2560x1600 IPS retina display, and Apple’s brand new… » 4/21/15 6:45pm 4/21/15 6:45pm