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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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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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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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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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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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.

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HP makes two cool corporate laptops: the Elite Dragonfly G2 and Dragonfly Max

The Elite Dragonfly G2 is the second generation of HP's premium corporate laptop. Its new sibling, the Elite Dragonfly Max, is built for collaboration.

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Silicon Power US70 NVMe SSD review: Surprisingly good real-world performance

The 2TB Silicon Power US70 turned in excellent sustained transfer times, rivaling some of the top-tier competition. Overall performance is mid-range, though at a nice price.

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Best laptop PC deals for holiday 2020

Here's our curated list of the best holiday discounts and deals on laptops, organized by retailer.

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The Porsche Design Acer Book RS brings sports-car flair to a premium laptop

The Porsche Design Acer Book RS applies a sports-car aesthetic to a thin-and-light laptop, but the performance remains to be seen.

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Best Prime Day deals on PC laptops

Amazon Prime Day laptop deals are a little sparse, but we found a handful of good ones worth checking out.

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Should you buy a 5G laptop right now?

The Lenovo Flex 5G is available now and more 5G-enabled laptops are on the way, but you might want to think twice before snapping one up.

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The first foldable PC is here: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold goes on preorder

The first foldable PC, Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Fold, goes on preorder September 29. It will have a leather cover and retail for $2,499.

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Gateway PCs return as Walmart exclusives, priced from $200 to $1200

The Gateway PC brand, now owned by Acer, has re-emerged after a decade of silence with a new lineup of Android tablets and Windows PCs, sold exclusively at Walmart.

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Best cheap laptops: We rate the best-selling deals on Amazon

The best cheap laptops on Amazon give you a good set of features and few regrets. We sift through the bestselling models and pick the ones with best bang for buck.