Melissa RiofrioExecutive Editor, PCWorld

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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 Pixelbook comes home, jumping headlong into Google's ecosystem

The Pixelbook is the first Chromebook to jump headlong into Google's ecosystem, with ties to Google Assistant and the Google Play Store, among other integrations. It's also a progressive design: thin and powerful, with a 360-degree hinge and pen support.

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HP’s Spectre x360 13 promises up to 16 hours of battery life in a faster, cooler design

The HP Spectre x360 13 is already a leading convertible laptop, and it’s about to get faster and cooler, thanks in part to Intel’s 8th-generation Core CPUs.

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The HP Spectre 13’s touchscreen is its killer feature against the MacBook Air

HP’s Spectre 13 has always wanted to steal users from the MacBook Air, and it may finally have its killer competitive feature: A touchscreen.

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Samsung Notebook 9 Pro review: Good at almost everything, including light gaming

Samsung's Notebook 9 Pro offers a little bit of everything, including a discrete Radeon RX 540 GPU, an integrated S-Pen, and impressively long battery life.

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Lenovo Yoga 720 review: Discrete GTX 1050 graphics is worth the weight

Lenovo's Yoga 720 stuffs GTX 1050 graphics into a fairly slim mainstream laptop. You take a hit in battery life and weight as a result, but the performance payoff is worth it.

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The Lenovo Yoga 920 adds even more luxury with 8th-gen Intel Core power

Lenovo unveils the Yoga 920 with a long list of new features, from fingerprint and voice input to faster Intel 8th-gen CPUs.

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The Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 520 is a Surface clone with quad-core power

It's still a slender tablet with a detachable keyboard, but Intel's 8th-gen Core i7 CPU promises up to a 40-percent jump in performance.

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Dell's Inspiron 15 7000 gaming laptop gets serious with GTX 1060 and Nvidia Max-Q

Dell’s Inspiron 15 7000 gaming laptop will offer Nvidia GTX 1060 discrete graphics with Max-Q technology for better-balanced performance.

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Dell revs up its XPS 13 with Intel's quad-core Kaby Lake R

The 8th-gen CPU promises up to 40 percent faster performance, a significant jump from before.

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Acer Predator 21 X: We unbox the beastliest gaming laptop ever

Release the Kraken! The Acer Predator 21 X is a pure and uncompromising gaming machine whose 18-pound heft is only theoretically portable. We unbox this beast, and you can watch it happen here.

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HP's Pavilion 27 is one of the first PCs with Intel Optane Memory

The HP Pavilion 27 All-in-One is one of the first PCs to ship with Intel's Optane Memory, which makes even traditional spinning hard drives feel fast.

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Asus Chromebook Flip C302CA review: A versatile laptop with lots to love

The Asus C302CA is an advanced Chromebook with a 360-degree hinge, great display and battery life, and Android support.

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How to download a Windows 10 ISO file

Windows 10 makes it easy to download and use an ISO file to reinstall the operating system. We’ll show you how to do it.

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HP Omen laptops include a first: Nvidia Max-Q graphics technology

HP revamps its Omen 15 and Omen 17 gaming laptops with new CPUs and GPUs and fresh designs, plus Nvidia's Max-Q technology.

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Acer's Nitro 5 is an affordable laptop that lets casual gamers get reckless

Acer's Nitro 5 is a laptop designed for casual gamers, with one distinctive feature: You can adjust the fan speed yourself. Adjusting thermals can be tricky, so it'll be interesting to see how this goes.