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The best laptops of 2014

Three business laptops—including one 2-in-1 model—top our list of the best notebook computers of 2014. But the year isn't over yet.

Hands on with Dell's 2-in-1 Inspiron hybrids

Dell's 2-in1 Inspiron machines bring a touch of table to a conventional laptop, but don't be mistaken. With the screen folded around, they end up as pretty heavy tablets so look elsewhere if you're primarily after tablet functionality.

Toshiba Satellite P50t-BST2N01

Toshiba offers the first laptop with a 4K display (that's resolution of 3840 by 2160 pixels). Is it all that it's cracked up to be?

Microsoft names Satya Nadella CEO

Microsoft has named Satya Nadella its next CEO. The company's cloud and enterprise chief, Nadella will replace Steve Ballmer after a five-month search.

Microsoft's 2013 in review

Microsoft struggled to stay relevant in the world of desktop and mobile computing, but its games division continued to achieve success. In this year in review we’ll take a look at the Microsoft stories of 2013.

How to buy the best Windows 8 device

Whether it's a laptop, desktop, tablet, or hybrid, we'll tell you how to pick out the right Windows 8 device for you.

Lenovo adds new hybrids, smartphone to portfolio

Lenovo added new hybrids and a smartphone, the Vibe X, to its portfolio during the IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin.

Steve Ballmer runs out of time at Microsoft

Editor in chief Jon Phillips thinks the time is right for Steve Ballmer to step down as CEO at Microsoft.

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer to retire in 12 months

Steve Ballmer plans to retire within the next 12 months, bringing his 13-year run as Microsoft CEO to an end.

Cool hidden features in Windows 8.1

There's a lot to learn about Windows 8.1. We'll show you some of the coolest hidden features you need to know about.