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

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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Samsung's Chromebook 4 and Chromebook 4+ offer affordable, small luxuries

Samsung's 11.6-inch Chromebook 4 and 15.6-inch Chromebook 4+ refine the company's lowest-cost Google laptops with small, affordable luxuries.

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

From budget, to ultraportable, to gaming laptops, our top picks feature the best tech advances in laptop PCs, from new CPUs and GPUs to new materials, and include portables from HP, Dell, and Apple.

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Surface Pro X revealed: Thin, light, and supercharged with a custom SQ1 ARM chip

Microsoft’s Surface Pro X is setting a new bar for Microsoft’s most compact 2-in-1, rocking a designer SQ1 chip that just may help you forget the disappointing ARM-based Surfaces of the past. 

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Leaked: Windows 10X will be Microsoft’s OS for dual displays

Leaks by Evan Blass indicate that Windows 10X will be Microsoft's OS for dual displays, expected to be announced at the company's event October 2 in New York.

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Best wireless keyboards: Hand-tested reviews of Bluetooth and USB models

You’re not using the crummy keyboard that came with your PC, are you? Are you? We hand-tested these wireless models to find better options for your daily driver.

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Lenovo's C340 and S340 Chromebooks bring Core i3 substance and plenty of style

Lenovo's C340-11, C340-15, and S340-14 Chromebooks are made for consumers who want something better than basic, with aluminum lids, beefier CPU options and more.

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Dell's OptiPlex 7070 Ultra is a mini-PC that fits into a monitor stand

The Dell OptiPlex Ultra 7070 is a mini-PC that fits into a special monitor stand, creating an all-in-one PC that's modular and upgradable.

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Samsung's Notebook 7 and Notebook 7 Force are premium, performance-oriented laptops

Samsung’s Notebook 7 and Notebook 7 Force are laptops designed for a PC users who want a premium experience—and enough power for work and play.

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Dell brings fancy features to the Inspiron 15 7000 and Inspiron 13 5000

Dell's Inspiron 15 7000 and Inspiron 13 5000 are consumer laptops with fancy features you wouldn't expect for the price.

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The HP Envy Wood Series puts real walnut or birch in five stylish laptops

The HP Envy Wood Series embeds real walnut or birch into the keyboard deck and touchpad of five stylish laptops. Here are the details.

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5 alarming facts in honor of World Password Day

May 2 is World Password Day, and software company Avira has released a report showing how data breaches are getting worse, and people's security habits aren't getting much better. Here are the most alarming facts from the study:

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Razer revamps the Blade Pro 17 with 9th-gen Intel Core and Nvidia RTX in a trimmer package

Razer overhauls its Blade Pro 17 with 9th-gen Intel Core and Nividia RTX, all in a smaller, lighter package.

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Acer CEO Jason Chen explains why his PCs are going niche

In our exclusive interview with Acer CEO Jason Chen, we talk about how the No. 4 PC vendor looks for growth in niche "microtrends" that bigger competitors might miss.

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I could slide the Acer Predator Helios 700's HyperDrift keyboard all day

Acer's Predator Helios 700 gaming laptop debuts the HyperDrift keyboard, which slides forward for better ventilation as well as easier typing.