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 HP, Dell, Apple, Lenovo, Acer and more. We pick the best budget, premium, and gaming PCs, and compare AMD vs. Intel.

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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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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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Owl Cameras gets a new lease on life after the startup left users in the lurch

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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Best cheap laptops: We rate the best-sellers on Amazon

If you have $500 (or less), we've found the best cheap laptops on Amazon and Best Buy. The ones that give you the best bang for buck. Keep reading to find our top picks.

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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?

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How to turn your Kindle on or off: Finding the power button

Find the power button on your Amazon Kindle using our guide, including photos of Amazon Kindle, Kindle Oasis, and Kindle Voyage models.

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The HP Envy 15 leads a rebranded product line made for creators

The HP Envy 15 leads a laptop line rebranded for creators that puts a lot of substance (high-end CPUs and discrete graphics) behind its stylish design.

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What's the best work-from-home laptop? Here's what to look for

The best laptops for working from home can be surprisingly affordable, as long as they have certain minimum specs and essential features like webcams, audio jacks and more.

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The Lenovo Legion 5i and 7i debut Nvidia Advanced Optimus to tame power-hungry G-Sync displays

The Lenovo Legion 5i and 7i gaming laptops will debut Nvidia's Advanced Optimus technology, which will manage G-Sync power usage to extend battery life.

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Logitech Powered wireless chargers offer Qi support and style to spare

The Logitech Powered wireless charging dock, stand, and pad provide Qi wireless charging support for Android and iPhone handsets.

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AMD talks Threadripper: How it works, who should buy it, and what's that price again?

AMD’s 64-core Threadripper 3990X won the chip war at CES. PCWorld’s Gordon Mah Ung talked to AMD’s David McAfee to get more details. 

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A huge battery, teeny fan blades, and other cool features adorn MSI's GS66 Stealth and GE66 Raider

At CES we got a closer look at the upcoming MSI GS66 Stealth and GE66 Raider laptops, whose new features range from huge batteries to teeny, tiny fan blades.