Don't-Miss Laptop Stories

When Your Laptop Screen Breaks

James dropped his laptop and broke the screen. What should he do?

Save Money On PC Hardware Upgrades

A few minutes of Web surfing can pay you back in real savings on components.

Can I Use These Extra Discs?

A member of the Answer Line forum asked if she can take the CDs and DVDs that came with a new computer and use them on another PC.

Laptop Battery Power Tips

Learn how to keep your notebook going when you're away from a wall socket and there's no power port in sight.

Recover Your Laptop From Theft or Loss

Laptop recovery services can rescue a stolen PC and keep your data out of the hands of thieves, as long as you choose the right service for your needs.

Wi-Fi Superguide: How to Build the Ultimate Wireless Network

Connect desktop PCs, wireless laptops, game consoles, and almost anything else through a wireless router.

Another Way to Fix a Troublesome Touchpad

Tired of your thumb accidentally brushing the touchpad? Here's a simple fix that doesn't require mucking around with system settings.

Change the Function of Your Laptop's Power Button

Does it make your laptop sleep when you want it to shut down? Shut down when you want it to hibernate? Here's how to teach that power button who's boss!

Extend Laptop Battery Life With Hassle-Free PC

PC World blogger Rick Broida has tips for improving battery life on the road, making your laptop battery last longer, and saving energy with Windows Vista.

Give Your Laptop Battery a Longer Lease on Life

Here's a trick for deskbound laptop users: Pull the plug. But not the one you think.

4 Green Technology Tips That Will Save You Money

Save money on batteries and find a new use for your old PC with these tips.

Find Yourself on Google Latitude Without GPS (or a Phone)

With just a Wi-Fi network, your laptop can sense its location in Google Latitude and Google Maps.

Macs vs. Windows Laptops, Sky-Fi, and Video Chat

More lessons learned from 2008: Mac laptops aren't necessarily more expensive than Windows portables, airplanes are the new Internet cafes, and more.