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Jason has written professionally about technology and video games for almost 20 years. His goal in life is to figure out how complicated technology works and explain it in a way anyone can understand.

Sony VAIO SB Series: Thin, Light, Expensive, and Terribly Fast

If money is no object, consider Sony’s VAIO SB the ultraportable to get. It’s thin and light, with long battery life and the best performance we’ve seen in its class.

8 Great Laptops Under $800

It seems like most of us these days can share Groucho Marx's sentiment: “I started out with nothing and I have most of it left.” These great laptops won't strain your bank account.

Samsung Series 3: Impressive Performance and Portability at an Affordable Price

You can see where corners were cut to reach the size, weight, and price of the Series 3, but Samsung has still managed to deliver impressive performance, a nice feature set, and stylish design.

Dell XPS 15z: Attractively Built, Attractively Priced Laptop

One of the best laptops Dell has made in recent years, the new XPS 15z is easy to recommend for Windows users who suffer from MacBook Pro envy.

AMD A-Series Chips Promises Faster Graphics and Longer Battery Life

The APU formerly code-named Llano may challenge Intel’s dominance in midsize laptops, ultraportable PCs, desktops, and all-in-ones.

The Laptop and Desktop Specs That Matter

Contrary to what you might think, speed isn't always the most important thing when you're buying a new computer.

Samsung Series 5 Chromebook: Chrome OS Underwhelms

Maybe the Chromebook is just ahead of its time, or maybe the world will never be ready for a laptop that does little more than run a single Web browser. The compromises you make with Chrome OS far outweigh the benefits you get.

Samsung Series 5 Chromebook: Unboxing and Setup

Google says it only takes one minute to set up a Chromebook. We put it to the test.

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Lenovo ThinkPad X1: Thin, Sturdy, and Fast…Until the Battery Dies

The sleek ThinkPad X1 isn’t really competition for the Macbook Air, it’s for business road warriors who like to travel light.

Dell XPS 15z Preview: A MacBook Pro Rival For Far Less Money

Dell has announced the thinnest 15.6-inch Windows laptop ever, the XPS 15z. At less than an inch thick and 5.5 pounds, this laptop goes after the 15-inch MacBook Pro and costs $800 less.

Tested: Top 10 All-Purpose Laptops

These laptops can do it all and are a great choice for most notebook users.

Microsoft Buys Skype, New Android Versions, and the Scoop From Google I/O on PCWorld Podcast #113

Learn about Android Ice Cream Sandwich, as well what it's like to use Google Music Beta, and what we think of Android @Home. And what will Microsoft do with Skype?

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Acer Iconia 6120 Review: A Good Implementation of a Terrible Idea

Though Acer did a decent job with the touch features, replacing the laptop's lower deck with a full-size touchscreen is a poor trade-off.

Stop the Cloud, I Want to Get Off!

While every business is rushing to the 'cloud,' I find myself wishing for the days of good ol' local access.

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7 Stylish Superlight Laptops

These high-flying portables--none more than 4 pounds--leave their bulkier brethren behind.