Don't-Miss Laptop Stories

Weekend Project! Install the Windows 8.1 preview

If the Fourth of July's heat is too much, why not sit inside and install Windows 8.1 while you kick back with a refreshing beverage?

Tips for hassle-free computing at 33,000 feet

Before you board your next flight, learn how to make the friendly skies at little friendlier to your tech.

Five surefire ways to maximize your laptop's battery life

Laptops are awesome—until your battery gives up the ghost, instantly killing your productivity. Follow these tips to avoid the problem.

Cool down an overheated laptop

Gamersim17's laptop was "getting intensely hot." He turned to the Laptops forum for advice

Keep your laptop battery healthy: Use it sparingly

Sibi Marcos asked about removing a laptop's battery to increase it's life.

12 easy PC tasks you should be doing (but aren't)

The excuses end here! Get your PC into tip-top shape by performing these 12 simple tweaks.

Replace your laptop screen without spending a fortune

When Carlene Primus' laptop fell and cracked its screen, someone wanted to charge her $1,200 for the repair. She asked about cheaper alternatives.

Faster, better, stronger: Get your PC in tip-top shape

Is your PC bogging down? It's time to purge the junk, protect your precious files, and ultimately improve performance!

A road warrior's guide to locking down your laptop

Have notebook, will travel? Here's how to protect your valuable notebook against prying eyes, snatching hands, and malicious Wi-Fi connections.

How to make your own wrist-rest

You can use a variety of household objects to keep your mouse hand warm and comfy and your wrist supported.

The one thing you should never do while traveling

Taking a trip? Bringing a laptop? Save yourself a lot of grief by avoiding this common mistake.

Three New Year's resolutions for PC users

Want to keep your computer running smoothly in 2013? Make these tasks part of your regular routine.

How to clean your laptop's cooling fans

If you don't do this once in a while, your laptop can get clogged with dust, overheat, and die prematurely.

How to buy the best laptop in the age of Windows 8

Laptops have changed dramatically in the past few months, making buying choices more difficult. We help you navigate the mobile PC maze.

Can I recover a stolen laptop?

Justin Yuen asked if it's possible to recover a stolen laptop.