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The Dell Precision 5520 is hobbled by Linux kernel 4.4

We really wanted the Dell Precision 5520 with Ubuntu to be a top-tier mobile Linux workstation, but we got a compatibility nightmare instead.

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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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HP Spectre x360 (2017) review: The best just keeps getting better

The addition of active pen support and the option of a 4K UHD screen cements this convertible's status as our favorite.

The pros and cons of the Dell XPS 13 2-in-1

CIO.com senior writer Sarah White evaluates the features and design of Dell's newest hybrid offering, the XPS 13 2-in-1.

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HP Spectre x360 15 (2017): This 15-inch convertible packs in premium features

The value you get from this 15-inch 2-in-1 laptop is impressive: A faster processor, higher-resolution screen, and bigger battery are now the standard in every configuration.

HP Spectre x360 15 (2017) review: An excellent blend of portability, performance, and value

Last year’s affordable and portable 15-inch 2-in-1 laptop gets supercharged with premium hardware upgrades.

Razer Blade Pro review: This gaming laptop deftly balances power and portability

Razer’s made the Blade Pro worthy of its name again—just prepare yourself for sticker shock.

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Razer Blade Pro (2016) review: Now this is how you do a 'Pro' laptop

For the first time in years, the Razer Blade Pro feels like it deserves the name. Packed with an i7-6700HQ and a GTX 1080, there's a lot of power in this slim, 17-inch laptop.

Dell's XPS 13 2-in-1 impresses with it's 'all-screen' design and performance

Does Dell's XPS 13 2-in-1 have what it takes to get you through you a full day of demanding work, streaming video and social media posting? CIO.com senior writer Sarah White runs Dell's newest hybrid through the paces to find out the answer.

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The new Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition is the little Linux laptop that can

Dell's XPS 13 Developer Edition, now with Kaby Lake and Ubuntu 16.04, is the best mainstream Linux laptop around.

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Asus ZenBook Flip (UX360CA-DBM2T) review: A sleek, affordable 2-in-1 for everyday tasks

The ZenBook Flip is an attractive, low-priced alternative to fancier convertibles from HP and Lenovo.

A deeper look at Microsoft's Surface Book i7 with Performance Base

CIO.com's Sarah White reflects on her past month using the Microsoft's top-tier hybrid laptop, the Surface Book i7 with Performance Base.

HP Spectre x360 review: A sequel that outdoes the original

If you're hunting for compact laptop with solid performance, HP’s revamp of its excellent convertible is a great option.

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Lenovo Yoga 910 review: A host of excellent upgrades make it a winner

Lenovo's Yoga 910 overhauls the Yoga 900, resulting in one of the best convertible laptops we've ever seen. The battery life is a fantastic 11 hours, too.

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Surface Book i7 vs. MacBook Pro: Fight!

We pit the newest and best PC laptops against Apple's latest models in a knock-down, drag-out benchmark brawl.

Heavyweight battle: Surface Book vs Macbook Pro

Microsoft and Apple have both recently added new devices to their high-end lineups but which machine is better for you? CIO.com senior writer, Sarah White matches these two machines up to see who is the victor.

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HP Spectre x360 review: Faster, smaller, and better than before

HP's Spectre x360 gets a major upgrade that makes it not only the best convertible laptop, but possibly the best ultrabook laptop, period.

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Acer Predator 15 review: A fast, affordable gaming laptop trapped in a heavy chassis

The Acer Predator returns with a slimmed-down pricetag and a beefed-up chassis.

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Acer Swift 7 review: The world's thinnest laptop is starving for power

Acer's Swift 7 dethrones HP's Spectre 13.3 by being just 9.9mm at its skinniest point, but it sheds more than just slivers of an inch.

Acer Swift 7 review: This slender ultrabook focuses on just the basics

Thin may be in, but you can get more bang for your buck.

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MacBook Pro with Touch Bar review: The best bits of iOS in a really great Mac

The 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pros are naturally thin, fast, and expensive. But the innovative new Touch Bar makes them surprisingly delightful to use.

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MacBook Pro review: The Touch Bar bridges the gap between iPad and Mac

With its innovative, contextual, customizable controls, the Touch Bar makes the new MacBook Pros worth buying.

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Surface Book i7 review: Still unique and still blazing fast

Microsoft's interpretation of a laptop offers incredible battery life and class-leading graphics performance.

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13-inch MacBook Pro review: Too many tradeoffs

The entry-level 2016 MacBook Pro—the one without a Touch Bar—compromises on graphics, ports, and RAM speed.