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Origin EON17-SLX

Origin EON17-SLX review: It sets new records, but calling it a laptop is a stretch

Packing a socketed desktop Intel CPU and a full desktop GTX 980, Origin's EON17-SLX is barely a 'laptop' at all.

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Dell Skylake XPS 13 review: The best ultrabook just got better

A new 6th-gen CPU, a new NVMe SSD, and USB-C make the refreshed XPS 13 more than a minor upgrade.

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Asus ZenBook UX305 review: Still the best budget ultrabook around

Asus ZenBook gets the Skylake treatment while keeping its low price.

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Hands on with Panasonic's Toughbook 20: A Windows 10 2-in-1 that can take a beating

Panasonic just announced the new Toughbook 20, a ruggedized Windows 10 2-in-1 that has a detachable screen but can still stand up to the elements.

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MSI GT72S Dragon review: What it takes to get a laptop to game like a desktop

Want happens if you jam a GeForce GTX 980 into a laptop? You get something like the MSI GT72S Dragon, a no-compromises PC in portable clothing. Don't yawn, gamers: This is the real deal.

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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 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 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.