Don't-Miss Laptop Stories

Dell XPS 13: One of the Best Ultrabooks Yet

Dell surprises us with a sturdy, speedy, and stylish three-pound laptop. If only it had a better display.

HP Pavilion dm4 Beats Edition: Great Sound and Style at a Reasonable Price

Keep cool and look cooler listening to your tunes with this 'Dr.'-approved laptop.

Samsung Series 7 Chronos Review: Pretty Without Breaking the Bank

This model may be the perfect laptop for Windows users who lust after MacBook Pros.

Initial Impressions: Dell XPS 13

We have a final production unit of Dell's Ultrabook, and it's one of the nicest PCs the company has produced in years.

HP Folio 13 Review: An Ultrabook for the Masses

The new Folio 13 may be slightly thicker and heavier than the average Ultrabook, but it also may make more sense for the average user.

Asus U46SV Review: Fast, Comfortable, Enduring, but Too Much Software

Great performance, battery life, and ergonomics highlight this all-purpose laptop, but Asus goes overboard with the "value-added" utilities.

HP Envy 15 Review: A Great Laptop Marred by Serious Flaws

If HP can address a couple critical problems with the Envy 15, it will have a very desirable laptop on its hands.

Lenovo IdeaPad U400 Review: Stylish, Capable, and Affordable

High style and decent battery life highlight this all-purpose laptop, but it lacks a Blu-ray option.

RIP Technology: 10 Products and Services That Died in 2011

From the Flip to Google Health, these tech losers showed promise--just not enough to keep them alive.


Ultrabooks: Laptops as Light as Air

Ultrabooks--from Acer, Asus, Lenovo, and Toshiba--promise to deliver enough power to satisfy your needs in a thinner, lighter package than previous Windows laptops could offer. We took the first Ultrabooks for a spin in the PCWorld Labs.

10 Tech Holiday Gifts You Didn't Get, But Wish You Had

From slim smartphones to massive TVs, here's the tech that didn't arrive by reindeer express this year.


Sony VAIO F Series Review: Portable, but Lacks Power

This smallish desktop replacement laptop may be fairly easy to tote, but it just isn't very powerful.

Dell Latitude E6220 Review: A Solid, Fast Corporate Ultraportable Laptop

This ultraportable is pricey and conservatively styled, but it delivers the performance, features, warranty, life span, and support that business users need.