Melissa Riofrio

Melissa Riofrio

Executive Editor

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.

Articles by Melissa Riofrio

New Sony Fit laptops all offer touchscreens

Touch displays will be optional or standard on all modes. Graphics, storage, and even case-color options round out the wide array of available features.
9 years ago

The best Windows 8 machines you can buy today

Our top tablet, laptop, and desktop picks from the first generation of Windows 8 hardware are touch-friendly and ready to change your expectations of what a computer should be.
9 years ago

The 5 biggest online privacy threats of 2013

Your Web-based life is under intense scrutiny, as businesses, law enforcement officials, and privacy advocates battle over how to protect—or expose—more of your online data.
9 years ago

HP quashes investor unrest, looks to servers for salvation

HP's annual shareholder meeting emphasized opportunities in IT and servers for the big-data economy, while the company remained completely silent about its faltering businesses in PC, workstations, and printers.
9 years ago

Review: HP LaserJet Pro 200 color Printer M251nw

Handsome, easy to use, and with nice output, the LaserJet Pro M251nw is a good deal for light-usage scenarios. The pricey toner and lack of automatic duplexing are drawbacks.
9 years ago

Review: Dell C1660w color printer

The Dell C1660w's low purchase price makes color-laser-class (LED) printing available to budget-minded small offices. Because the toner is expensive and there's no automatic duplexer, it’s best for light use only.
9 years ago

Review: Epson Expression Photo XP-850 Small-in-One Printer

The Epson Expression Photo XP-850 lives up to its name with super-nice photos that print speedily. It also has well-priced inks and enough efficiency features to make it useful in a home office.
9 years ago

Review: Epson WorkForce WF-2540 All-in-One Printer

The WorkForce WF-2540 color inkjet multifunction has some nice features and good output quality, but ink costs are high, and it slows considerably when scanning, or when printing at higher-quality settings.
9 years ago

The best MFPs you can buy today

Multifunction printers come in every shape, size, and price point for home or student users to busy workgroups. Check out the best models reviewed this year.
9 years ago