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Asus K53E-B1: A Beefy But Affordable Workhorse

It's on the heavy side and not particularly speedy, but the K53E-B1 delivers decent features, good battery life, and superior audio for a modest price.

The Laptop and Desktop Specs That Matter

Contrary to what you might think, speed isn't always the most important thing when you're buying a new computer.

Which Specs Deserve Your Respect?

When it comes to buying a new computer, printer, camera, HDTV, phone, tablet, or storage drive, there are some specs you can safely neglect. Here are the features to ignore, pay attention to in some contexts and actively seek out.

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Samsung Series 5 Chromebook: Chrome OS Underwhelms

Maybe the Chromebook is just ahead of its time, or maybe the world will never be ready for a laptop that does little more than run a single Web browser. The compromises you make with Chrome OS far outweigh the benefits you get.

Acer Aspire 8950G Aspires to Multimedia Greatness

Acer ships a surprisingly svelte desktop replacement laptop with an 18.4-inch display, but it falls a little short of digital media nirvana.

HP EliteBook 8460p: Solid, Unassuming, and Built for Business

HP’s latest EliteBook 8460p won’t win any awards for looks, but it does come with a good display and keyboard for road warriors.

Asus EeePC 1215B: Netbook or Ultraportable?

This laptop is sold as a netbook, but matches up well with mainstream ultraportables in all but performance.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1: Thin, Sturdy, and Fast…Until the Battery Dies

The sleek ThinkPad X1 isn’t really competition for the Macbook Air, it’s for business road warriors who like to travel light.

Maingear EX-L 15 Gaming Laptop Review: A Hefty, High-Performance Mobile System

Maingear builds a GeForce GTX 485 GPU into a second-generation Core i7 system. The result should please gamers on the go.

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Asus U36JC Laptop Review: Ultraportable Has Good Power and Features, but Little Polish

If you're more interested in power and features than in polish, this ultraportable laptop could be a good choice.

HP Pavilion g6: Bland Laptop, Bargain Price

You won't turn any heads with HP's g6, but if you're looking for a no-nonsense machine, it's a good deal.

Tested: Top 10 All-Purpose Laptops

These laptops can do it all and are a great choice for most notebook users.

Toshiba Satellite M645-S4118X: Stodgy, Powerful

Like an unmarked highway patrol car, this general-purpose laptop’s unassuming looks belie its power.