Melissa RiofrioExecutive Editor, PCWorld

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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, and car tech.

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Lenovo's Flex 11 joins the ranks of Android app-loving Chromebooks

Lenovo's Flex 11 Chromebook joins the new generation of Android-app-loving Chromebooks. It also boasts a 360-degree hinge and extra-sturdy construction.

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How to get Windows 10 Creators Update: The release date and more

Windows 10 Creators Update has an official release date of April 11, but in reality it will roll out in waves. Here's how it will work.

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The best laptops of 2017: Ultrabooks, budget PCs, 2-in-1s, and more

Our top picks feature the best tech advances in portable PCs, from new CPUs and GPUs to new materials.

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Watch us unbox the Microsoft Surface Studio

This is what it was like to open up the Surface Studio, the ultimate Windows All-in-One, with its dazzling 4.5K display and innovative Surface Pen and Surface Dial tools.

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Surface Book vs. Porsche Design Book One: A specs comparison

The Surface Book, Microsoft’s trophy laptop, finally has a rival: Porsche Design’s Book One. We take a close look at what the specs say about these shiny, premium PCs.

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Intel shows how smart cities are constantly communicating

A kiosk, a drone, and even a lamppost all have something to say in Intel's demonstrations of smart-city technology at Mobile World Congress.

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The next HP Elite x3 preens behind a glass case at Mobile World Congress

HP seems to be working on its next Elite x3 Windows phone, if any hints can be gleaned from the slightly different-looking phone in a glass case at HP's booth at Mobile World Congress.

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Intel showed how 5G networking will power VR and self-driving cars

Intel is leading the push toward 5G networking because as more devices connect, we're all going to need more bandwidth. At Mobile World Congress, it showed use cases from smart homes to VR to self-driving cars.

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The Porsche Design Book One laptop is selling beauty and power

Porsche Design's Book One outclasses even Microsoft's Surface Book on aesthetics, but the specs show it chose beauty over power.

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DJI's rugged Matrice 200 series drones go where no drone has gone before

DJI's M200 series drones are built to handle tougher conditions than most drones can. Here's how they survive.

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Lenovo's Yoga 720 brings a bit of game with discrete GTX 1050 graphics

It's the mobile part, but it's better than integrated and enough for most gaming.

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Lenovo's $199 Miix 320 laptop may challenge cheap Chromebooks

Lenovo's Miix 320 costs the same as a low-end Chromebook but offers some nicer features and, of course, full-fledged Windows.

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HP’s Pro x2 convertible takes on the iPad with vertical accessories

HP’s Pro x2 convertible is boldy taking on the iPad in the world of retail and other verticals. Good luck with that.

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HP’s Elite x3 Windows phone gets a job with Mobile Retail and Mobile Scanning Solutions

HP hopes its Elite x3 Windows phone will become essential equipment if it learns how to read barcodes in retail, medical and other vertical industries.

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PCWorld Show Episode 40: Android on Chrome OS, EVGA goes overboard, and Intel Coffee Lake

Jon, Gordon, and Melissa talk Android apps on Chrome OS, Pokemon Go, Intel Coffee Lake and EVGA's new thermal system.