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Micro Express NBL26: Mostly Unremarkable

Micro Express manages to ship a staggeringly average laptop using Intel’s new Sandy Bridge CPUs.

Swiftpoint Mouse Offers Easy Scrolling

The Swiftpoint Mouse boasts an innovative design and one of the most versatile scrolling mechanisms we've seen, but the required finger position--similar to the grip of a pen--may be uncomfortable for long-term use.

Lenovo's IdeaPad U260: Unexpected Style

Lenovo unites its famous ergonomics with ultraportability and--believe it or not--style.

HP Pavilion dm1z: AMD’s Fusion Processor Offers a Lot of Bang for the Buck

Straddling the line between netbook and ultraportable laptop, the dm1z offers a lot of value for its $450 starting price.

HP Envy 17 3D: 3D Movies on the Go

HP brings stereoscopic 3D to the Envy 17 laptop, offering an excellent 3D experience with Blu-ray movies. Gaming in 3D needs work, however.

Dell XPS 17

Dell’s latest iteration of the XPS 17 brings an understated look and discrete graphics to the premium XPS lineup.

The Best Tech Products of 2010

Lots of really good products have debuted this year. Which ones are the cream of the crop? Here are the picks of PCWorld's experts.


Sony VAIO Z-series VPCZ137GX: Light and Mighty

It doesn't get any better--or more expensive--than this slightly-larger-than-average ultraportable laptop.

Google CR-48: First Look at the First Chrome OS Laptop

Google’s prototype Chrome OS computer delivers little more than the company’s browser in a box.


Samsung SF510: Sleek Design but Ho-Hum Features and Value

Under a slick-looking white exterior beats a decidedly average and somewhat overpriced package of components.

Google CR-48: Unboxed and Started Up

Curious about the first laptop to run Chrome OS? We got one today and we'll show you in video what it looks like.


2011 Innovations Awards Honorees: Computer Hardware

Take a peek at the future of computing. These unique desktops, laptops, components, and cases were honored as part of the 2011 CES Innovations Awards.

Acer Iconia: A Closer Look

Take a visual tour of Acer's dual-touchscreen portable, and learn about its features.

Asus Eee PC 1215N Netbook Review

Asus tweaks its large netbook, adding a dual-core Atom CPU with hyperthreading support, but price and size compete squarely with entry-level ultraportables.

Samsung RF710 17-Inch Laptop: Capable, Attractive, and Unexciting

Samsung’s 17.3-inch desktop replacement notebook offers a tasty mix of ingredients, but the final recipe seems a little bland.