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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Best Cyber Monday laptop PC deals

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

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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 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.

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Best Prime Day deals on PC laptops

Amazon Prime Day laptop deals are a little sparse, but we found a handful of good ones worth checking out.

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Should you buy a 5G laptop right now?

The Lenovo Flex 5G is available now and more 5G-enabled laptops are on the way, but you might want to think twice before snapping one up.

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The first foldable PC is here: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold goes on preorder

The first foldable PC, Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Fold, goes on preorder September 29. It will have a leather cover and retail for $2,499.

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Gateway PCs return as Walmart exclusives, priced from $200 to $1200

The Gateway PC brand, now owned by Acer, has re-emerged after a decade of silence with a new lineup of Android tablets and Windows PCs, sold exclusively at Walmart.

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Best cheap laptops 2020: We rate the best-selling deals on Amazon

The best cheap laptops on Amazon give you a good set of features and few regrets. We sift through the bestselling models and pick the ones with best bang for buck.

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Owl Cameras is reborn as Owlcam, rescuing bereft users and promising new products soon

CallPass has taken over for Owl Cameras, Inc., a dash cam startup that dissolved in early 2020, and is reaching out to support users left in the lurch.

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Owlcam is the security-focused dash cam rehatched from failed startup Owl Cameras

The Owl Car Cam that died with its startup Owl Cameras, Inc., has rehatched under new owners as the security-focused Owlcam.

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Why this Acer Aspire 5 is usually the bestselling laptop on Amazon

With its AMD Ryzen 3 CPU, this Acer Aspire 5 laptop has a roomy display, a slim-and-trim chassis, solid everyday performance, and a sub-$350 price tag.

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The Chromebook Spin 713 is Acer's high-end model for work or home

The Acer Chromebook Spin 713 is the company's fanciest Chromebook to date, with sleek design, high-end features, and even an enterprise version.

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HP Chromebook x360 12b review: It's affordable and good

The HP Chromebook x360 12b offers good design and quality where it counts, plus decent performance and solid battery life.

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The Lenovo IdeaPad Chromebook Duet is avant-garde, yet affordable

The Lenovo IdeaPad Chromebook Duet is the latest attempt to meld Chromebook productivity with Android versatility. Can the affordable price shift more users away from plain old clamshells?