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Best Products of 2012: PCs, Ultrabooks, and Hybrids

PCWorld editors select the best systems—desktops, laptops, and hybrid portables—of 2012.

Toshiba Satellite P845T-S4310 review: a little too bulky for the price

This laptop has nice speakers, a usable touchscreen, and some expensive-looking design elements. But it’s just too bulky and underwhelming (performance-wise) to justify the almost-$1000 price tag.

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 review: Flexible in more than one way

The Yoga is perhaps one of the most usable Ultrabooks available today. It’s got a great keyboard, trackpad, and touchscreen, and it can be used in multiple positions.

Razer Blade review: gaming and only gaming

Razer's updated Blade offers a good gaming performance and a cool, programmable set of visual keys for gamers, but its quirky nature makes it less useful for other tasks.

Dell XPS 12 Convertible Touch: laptop meets tablet

Dell's cleverly designed XPS 12 Convertible Touch Ultrabook functions as both a laptop and a tablet. It's heavy for the size, but a good performer with a great display.

Windows 8: The official review

The new operating system improves substantially on Windows 7, but Microsoft’s efforts to woo mobile-device users may leave traditional desktop PC owners feeling abandoned.

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Toshiba Satellite R945-P440 review: Sturdy and so-so

The S945-P440 is a mediocre all-purpose laptop that might make a good family machine.

Dell Inspiron 15R 7520 review: Not so stylish, awesome screen, superb performance

The Inspiron 15R 7520 may not be an Ultrabook, but it certainly packs a wallop under the hood.

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Sony Duo 11 Ultrabook review: Blurring the line between tablet and laptop

Sony's new 11.6-inch convertible includes a minimalist slider keyboard, but behaves more like a tablet.

Best business laptops for Windows 7

Microsoft aims to make a splash next month with the debut of Windows 8, but most businesses aren’t leaping to upgrade right away. If you’re planning to run Windows 7 for a while, one of these laptops could be just right for you or your workforce.

Dell Inspiron 15R 5520 review: Solidly budget-friendly

Unless you're looking for something very specific, such as an attractive exterior or serious processing power, the 15R is a great choice for budget-conscious shoppers.

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Toshiba Portege Z935-P300 Ultrabook: Lightweight, for light users

This extremely lightweight Ultrabook boasts solid overall performance, but poor usability.

Lenovo IdeaPad Y580 review: Powerful—and power hungry, too

The Lenovo IdeaPad Y580 stands out as packing a punch while remaining economical. It has the on-the-go power for games, programs, and media. If its short battery life and crushing weight don’t dampen your enthusiasm, the IdeaPad Y580 will make you happy.