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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.

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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.

Sony VAIO S Series: Mediocre Performance in a Thin, Sexy Chassis

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.

AVADirect X7200: The Ultimate “Laptop in Name Only”

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.

Laptop Reliability and Satisfaction: MacBooks Rule

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.

Toshiba Portege Z835: Incredibly Light, but Not Incredibly Fast

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 Aspire S3: The Basic Ultrabook

Acer hopes to stimulate sales of its Aspire S3 Ultrabook with a low price of $899, but competition is tough.

Asus Zenbook UX31E: Supersleek Ultrabook With a Crummy Touchpad

The Zenbook UX31E would be almost perfect if not for its less-than-ideal touchpad.

Lenovo IdeaPad U300s: Light, Luxurious

The IdeaPad U300s isn't the fastest Ultrabook we've tested, and ports are minimal, but style and ergonomics make up for a lot.

Asus G53SX: Monster Performance in a Monster Machine

The Asus G53SX is built for a very specific person: a gamer who doesn't care about basic multimedia functionality or portability.

Dell XPS 14z Review: Just a Little Short of Laptop Perfection

Dell’s latest thin-and-light looks slightly chubby next to Ultrabooks, but solid performance and a great keyboard make it a winner.