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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Lenovo's Miix 630 lasts 20 hours on battery using a Qualcomm chip

Lenovo's Miix 630 is a tablet with detachable keyboard and something new inside: Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 chip, giving it hours and hours of battery life.

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Lenovo Smart Display makes Google Assistant a smart home sidekick

Lenovo's Smart Display line puts Google Assistant on 8- and 10-inch touchscreen. The result is a smart home sidekick with AI features tied to all the major Google services.

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Acer's Predator Orion 9000 gaming rig rolls into CES with nifty integrated wheels

Acer’s Predator Orion 9000 is a gaming desktop with an impressive list of hardware and some nifty lighting, but it’s the integrated wheels on the bottom of the case that make it a little special.

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The Acer Nitro 5 embraces AMD Ryzen mobile APUs, making casual gaming a little serious

Acer's Nitro 5 gaming laptop may be mainstream, but the latest Ryzen mobile APUs give them some luster.

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Acer's Chromebook 11 brings USB-C charging to entry-level laptops

Acer's Chromebook 11 takes a big step forward in connectivity, adding two USB-C ports. That's a notable turn of the tide for an entry-level product.

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Samsung's Notebook 9 Pen is ready for your scribbles, drawings and more

Samsung's Notebook 9 Pen is a slender 360-degree laptop that's tuned for pen input. Of course there's a keyboard, but it's designed to make it easy for you to scribble, tap, and create with your hand.

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Acer Chromebook 14 review: You can brag a little about this laptop's luxury details

Acer's Chromebook 14 has a few things to brag about: Its brushed-aluminum chassis and high-resolution display make it stand out among other affordable models, even if other features remain pretty basic.

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Hands on: Lenovo's Star Wars: Jedi Challenges is fun, easy, affordable augmented reality

Lenovo's Star Wars: Jedi Challenges makes augmented-reality gameplay affordable and easy with its single positioning beacon, authentic-looking lightsaber, and a headset you pair with your phone.

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Google Pixelbook review: Android and Google Assistant transform the Chromebook

Google's Pixelbook shows a new way forward for Chromebooks. Android and Google Assistant, plus pen support, make the staid platform productive and fun.

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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 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.