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Surface Book Review: Microsoft reimagines the laptop, and it's glorious

It's not hype. The Surface Book is powerful, fast, beautiful, and unlike any other laptop you’ve ever seen

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Dell Inspiron 13 7000 Special Edition: It's a great laptop, but not a true 2-in-1

Dell may call the Inspiron 13 7000 Special Edition a 2-in-1, but 3.7 pounds is hefty for something that's tablet-shaped some of the time. Better to focus on what it does do well, which is pretty much everything else.

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Back to school on a budget: Choosing a cheap laptop to fit your needs

We reviewed eight mainstream budget laptops—because "cheap" doesn't have to mean "awful."

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Toshiba Satellite C55-C5240 review: The best performance you'll find under $500

The Toshiba Satellite C55-C may not look like much, but she's got it where it counts, kid.

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Lenovo S21e review: For those on the tightest of budgets, there's this sub-$200 laptop

Lenovo's S21e is more of a large netbook than a small laptop—but it also retails for under $200. Now we're talking bargains.

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Lenovo IdeaPad 100 review: This big laptop's got a tiny little processor, but it's cheap

This Lenovo laptop is poised to take on Chromebooks, so expect Chromebook-style performance.

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Acer Aspire E-15 review: This laptop packs solid performance, but at too high a price

The Acer Aspire E-15 isn't a bad machine, but it's a bit of an also-ran—there are cheaper machines with better specs and performance.

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HP 15t Touch review: Great looks, good performance, this budget laptop's got it all

The HP 15t Touch is proof if you put as much care and design love into a $500 laptop as you would a $1,000 laptop, good things happen.

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Acer Aspire Switch 10 E review: A solid choice for those who need maximum portability

It's a laptop. It's a tablet. It's the Acer Aspire Switch 10 E, and it's here to try and prove hybrids don't have to be terrible.

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Dell Inspiron 15 5000 Series review: One of the most attractive budget laptops on the market

Dell combines a gorgeous case with decent performance for one of the best all-around laptops under $500.

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HP Pavilion x360 11T review: An IPS display and zippy storage for under $500

The HP Pavilion x360 11T isn't a performance wunderkind, but it has the look and feel of a much more expensive laptop thanks to fantastic craftsmanship.

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Acer Aspire R 13 review: A convertible laptop done right

The Acer Aspire R 13 is a top-notch 13-inch ultrabook with a versatile, dual-hinge rotating display. Opinions will differ on the looks, but it's definitely unique.

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Asus ZenFone 2 review: Don't judge this phone by its cover

It may look bulky and cheap on the outside, but its 1080p screen, generous storage options, and solid performance is worth its $300 price tag.

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Origin EON15-X review: You'll find a desktop CPU in this laptop, and that's a good thing

If you can't get your portable computing on with anything less than 4GHz, Origin PC has the answer: a laptop with a Devil's Canyon chip inside of it.

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LG G4 review: Killer camera, killer display, but not a revolutionary smartphone

With awesome manual camera settings and a removable battery, the LG G4 is one of the best phones of the year. It's packed with great features, but has LG done quite enough to match Samsung's best?