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5 budget laptops for college students: We name the best

Being a cash-strapped student requires making a few hardware compromises, but a nice notebook is still within reach.

Review: Acer's C710-2457 Chromebook is a basic, bargain browsing machine

The C710-2457 is inexpensive and could knock around a family room or a kid's backpack with little budgetary trauma, but it's otherwise unremarkable and does little to promote the Chrome-centric lifestyle.

Samsung Ativ Book 7 review: The look is fine; the feel is not

The Samsung Ativ Book 7 has a high-resolution touchscreen display and fabulous battery life, but its keyboard will drive touch-typists bonkers.

Lenovo ThinkPad T431s review: A high-priced Ultrabook without the high-end specs

Lenovo’s pricey new entry in the Ultrabook market caters deftly to business users, but it fails to deliver most of what’s good about Ultrabooks: speed, portability, and convenience.

Micro Express NB5720 notebook review: Performance isn't always pretty

You won't want to carry this big-boned notebook everywhere, but it'll get the job done when you get there.

Vizio Thin + Light CT15T-B1 notebook review: A new HD touchscreen—and little more

The refreshed Thin + Light notebook delivers good performance, but this machine lacks pizzazz.

Review: Razer’s Blade is a sleek, smart ultraportable gaming machine

The new Haswell-powered Blade panders to PC gamers on the go, cramming premium hardware into a petite chassis.

Review: Latest Intel chip boosts speed and endurance in new MacBook Air

Apple new ultraportable laptop sports a few under-the-hood changes that make it even better than before.

Dell Latitude 3330 review: The embodiment of a no-frills notebook

This budget offering is no bargain if you expect more than basic productivity.

MacBook Air Preview

Macworld Lab takes a preliminary look at Apple's new Haswell-based MacBook Air laptops.

Review: CyberPower Fangbook EVO HX7-200 taps 4th-gen Core for high-end gaming

The new CyberPower Fangbook Evo HX7-200 gaming notebook is the first we've seen to use the new "Haswell" fourth-generation Core processor, running cool and fast.

Sony VAIO Fit 15 Touch review: Great display, but lackluster performance and battery life

This hefty notebook has an excellent screen and plenty of storage space, but it delivers only mediocre performance and battery life.

Review: Asus VivoBook S550CA offers Windows 8 and touchscreen in mainstream package

The Asus VivoBook S550CA is an affordable 15.6-inch touchscreen notebook with full Windows 8. While it falls short in media playback and battery life, it's still one of the better deals currently available.

How DisplayPort multi-streaming delivers new levels of multi-monitor madness

DisplayPort 1.2's multi-streaming feature lets you rock four monitors—from a laptop, no less!