Melissa RiofrioExecutive Editor, PCWorld

Melissa Riofrio spent her formative journalistic years reviewing some of the biggest iron at PCWorld--desktops, laptops, storage, printers--and she continued to focus on hardware testing during stints at Computer Currents and CNET. Currently, in addition to leading PCWorld’s content direction, she covers productivity laptops and Chromebooks.

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The best laptops: Premium laptops, budget laptops, 2-in-1s, and more

Independent, testing-based reviews of laptops from all the top brands. We pick the best budget, premium, and gaming PCs, and compare AMD vs. Intel.

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How to remove ads and Special Offers from your Kindle or Kindle Fire

If your Amazon Kindle device has ads and Special Offers, you can remove them. But it's going to cost you.

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Why Amazon's oldest Kindles will be cut off from the internet

Amazon's first- and second-generation Kindles will lose their Internet connection, because the cellular 2G and 3G connections they used are being phased out.

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Dash cam reviews: Catch the maniacs and meteors of daily driving

We review the best 1080p and 4K dash cams. They record what's ahead (and sometimes what's behind), and ideally mark it with GPS, too. Exactly what you need on today's mean streets.

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Best gaming laptops: Know what to look for and which models rate highest

Which gaming laptop should you buy? From size, to performance, to budget, to features, this buyer's guide will help you find the right gaming laptop for your needs.

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Best Prime Day PC deals: laptops, desktops, Chromebooks and all-in-one PCs

For Prime Day, we're poring through deals from Amazon and other retailers to find the best buys on quality laptops, desktops, all-in-one PCs, and of course Chromebooks.

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These Lenovo laptops are $530 and $580, more than 20% off, at Office Depot

Office Depot is discounting two Lenovo IdeaPad models to $530 and $580, respectively, more than 20% off list, good values for budget users.

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The Acer Aspire Vero laptop takes recycled plastic seriously

The Acer Aspire Vero laptop is packed with PCR (post-consumer recycled) plastic, in a bid to make environmental impact a selling point for PCs.

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Acer debuts the hugest Chromebook ever

The Acer Chromebook 317 is the world's first Chromebook with a 17.3-inch display, though the size is less exciting after you realize the resolution is just 1080p.

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The ultra-mobile Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold changed how I work from home

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold's mobile talents found a new purpose during pandemic lockdown: It made work-from-home easier because it could go anywhere—in my house.

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The best Dell Inspiron laptops: All the new models, features, pricing and more

The Dell Inspiron laptop line spans display sizes from 13 to 16 inches, and feature options galore. We'll walk you through the newest models to help you find the best one for your needs.

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Samsung's new Galaxy Book Pro laptops are thin, light, and smart

The new Samsung Galaxy Pro and Galaxy Pro 360 laptops offer a raft of state-of-the-art features, from AMOLED screens to Thunderbolt 4 and intelligent settings.

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Why you may not be getting the SSD you paid for

SSD vendors may upgrade firmware and components over a product's lifespan. Most changes are positive, however, some may negatively affect performance.

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Owlcam 5.0 is a premium dash cam with AI, voice control and more

Owlcam 5.0 is a premium dash cam that offers voice control, AI, and an LTE connection for uploading videos to the cloud.

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Cobra SC 201 Dash Cam Review: Outstanding video, GPS, cloud uploads

The Cobra SC 201 front/interior dash cam is easy to use, with great video, GPS, cloud uploads, and a long warranty. Note the app doesn't work with older Android phones.