Don't-Miss Laptop Stories

Laptop Ergonomics for Mobile Professionals

Your laptop is a pain: Follow Jim Martin's advice and stop torturing yourself when you work on a portable.

Pick Simple Upgrades to Boost Your PC Performance

These hardware upgrades conserve costs while still making your PCs run better.

Fast Fixes for Common PC Problems

Struggling with dead components, a recalcitrant Windows, and uncooperative applications? Our easy hardware repairs, simple software remedies, and quick tweaks will put your PC in the pink.


Videoconferencing Tips: Travel Less in 2009

Use video messaging and online services to communicate in more meaningful ways in 2009--without traveling.

Is It Time to Buy a Netbook For Your Business?

Netbooks are cheap, ultra-mobile, and selling like hotcakes. But is now the time to buy some for your mobile workers?

Stop Accidental Touchpad Touches While Typing

Tired of ruining your document because your thumb grazed the touchpad? There may be an easy fix.

Quick Fixes and Troubleshooting Tips From Hassle-Free PC

PC World blogger Rick Broida tells you how to troubleshoot PC performance, speed up your Internet access, open .docx files, and more.

Test Your PC With 10 (Mostly) Free Sites and Tools

Use these super testing tools to test and track practically everything about your PC--including its hard drive, Internet connections, and inside-the-case hardware.

How to Buy a Laptop

15 Tech Secrets for the Serious Road Warrior

Use these smart mobile tech tricks to create your own wireless hotspot out of a phone or laptop in a pinch, protect your laptop from grab-and-dash thieves, and communicate with anyone anywhere.

Three Quick Ways to Improve Laptop Battery Life

When you're on the go, there's no such thing as too much juice. Here's how to keep your laptop running longer, with minimal effort.


Speed Up Wireless Access

These tricks can boost your local wireless network speeds.

Tips for Laptop Users From Hassle-Free PC

PC World blogger Rick Broida tells you how to revive a dead laptop, turn a notebook into a hotspot, and protect sensitive docs from prying eyes.