Don't-Miss Laptop Stories
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.
From slim smartphones to massive TVs, here's the tech that didn't arrive by reindeer express this year.
This smallish desktop replacement laptop may be fairly easy to tote, but it just isn't very powerful.
This ultraportable is pricey and conservatively styled, but it delivers the performance, features, warranty, life span, and support that business users need.
Sony's VAIO S Series won't win any awards for performance or multimedia playback, but it's a great light laptop for a business professional.
Though it’s not something you’d ever want to balance on your knees, if you need desktop performance in a compact package, the X7200 delivers--at a steep price.
There's nothing quite like a MacBook, according to PCWorld readers who participated in our survey on their satisfaction with the performance of their laptops.
While the slim profile and amazingly light weight of the Portege Z835 are attractive, Toshiba clearly cut some corners to get the price down to $799.
Acer hopes to stimulate sales of its Aspire S3 Ultrabook with a low price of $899, but competition is tough.
The Zenbook UX31E would be almost perfect if not for its less-than-ideal touchpad.
The IdeaPad U300s isn't the fastest Ultrabook we've tested, and ports are minimal, but style and ergonomics make up for a lot.
The Asus G53SX is built for a very specific person: a gamer who doesn't care about basic multimedia functionality or portability.
Dell’s latest thin-and-light looks slightly chubby next to Ultrabooks, but solid performance and a great keyboard make it a winner.