Melissa Riofrio

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.
Acer debuts the hugest Chromebook ever
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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.
6 months ago
Why you may not be getting the SSD you paid for
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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.
8 months ago
Best Prime Day deals on PC laptops
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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.
1 year ago
Should you buy a 5G laptop right now?
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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.
1 year ago