Melissa RiofrioExecutive Editor, PCWorld

Melissa Riofrio spent her formative journalistic years reviewing some of the biggest iron at PCWorld--desktops, laptops, storage, printers--and she continued to focus on hardware testing during stints at Computer Currents and CNET. Currently, in addition to leading PCWorld’s content direction, she covers productivity laptops and Chromebooks.

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

Independent, testing-based reviews of laptops from all the top brands. We pick the best budget, premium, and gaming PCs, and compare AMD vs. Intel.

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Best gaming laptops: Know what to look for and which models rate highest

Which gaming laptop should you buy? From size, to performance, to budget, to features, this buyer's guide will help you find the right gaming laptop for your needs.

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The Acer Aspire Vero laptop takes recycled plastic seriously

The Acer Aspire Vero laptop is packed with PCR (post-consumer recycled) plastic, in a bid to make environmental impact a selling point for PCs.

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Acer debuts the hugest Chromebook ever

The Acer Chromebook 317 is the world's first Chromebook with a 17.3-inch display, though the size is less exciting after you realize the resolution is just 1080p.

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The ultra-mobile Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold changed how I work from home

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold's mobile talents found a new purpose during pandemic lockdown: It made work-from-home easier because it could go anywhere—in my house.

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The best Dell Inspiron laptops: All the new models, features, pricing and more

The Dell Inspiron laptop line spans display sizes from 13 to 16 inches, and feature options galore. We'll walk you through the newest models to help you find the best one for your needs.

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Samsung's new Galaxy Book Pro laptops are thin, light, and smart

The new Samsung Galaxy Pro and Galaxy Pro 360 laptops offer a raft of state-of-the-art features, from AMOLED screens to Thunderbolt 4 and intelligent settings.

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Why you may not be getting the SSD you paid for

SSD vendors may upgrade firmware and components over a product's lifespan. Most changes are positive, however, some may negatively affect performance.

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Dash cam reviews: Catch the maniacs and meteors of daily driving

We review the best 1080p and 4K dash cams. They record what's ahead (and sometimes what's behind), and ideally mark it with GPS, too. Exactly what you need on today's mean streets.

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Owlcam 5.0 is a premium dash cam with AI, voice control and more

Owlcam 5.0 is a premium dash cam that offers voice control, AI, and an LTE connection for uploading videos to the cloud.

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Cobra SC 201 Dash Cam Review: Outstanding video, GPS, cloud uploads

The Cobra SC 201 front/interior dash cam is easy to use, with great video, GPS, cloud uploads, and a long warranty. Note the app doesn't work with older Android phones.

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HP makes two cool corporate laptops: the Elite Dragonfly G2 and Dragonfly Max

The Elite Dragonfly G2 is the second generation of HP's premium corporate laptop. Its new sibling, the Elite Dragonfly Max, is built for collaboration.

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Silicon Power US70 NVMe SSD review: Surprisingly good real-world performance

The 2TB Silicon Power US70 turned in excellent sustained transfer times, rivaling some of the top-tier competition. Overall performance is mid-range, though at a nice price.

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Best laptop PC deals for holiday 2020

Here's our curated list of the best holiday discounts and deals on laptops, organized by retailer.

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The Porsche Design Acer Book RS brings sports-car flair to a premium laptop

The Porsche Design Acer Book RS applies a sports-car aesthetic to a thin-and-light laptop, but the performance remains to be seen.