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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 3 Review

4.0

The quality you expect from the ThinkPad brand and a dazzling 4K OLED display make Lenovo's latest ThinkPad X1 Extreme a worthy contender among deluxe creative laptops.

By Eric Grevstad

The Best Battery Life Laptops for 2020

Don't be left without juice just when you need it most. We've tested hundreds of laptops to find the ones that last the longest between charges. These battery-life champs will take you through a day of work, as well as a night on the couch.

By Tom Brant

The Best Ultraportable Laptops for 2020

Need a featherweight laptop that lasts all day on a single battery charge? Thin, light, and power-efficient, these ultraportables are our top performers in testing.

By Matthew Buzzi

Tested: The Lightest Laptops for 2020

Who has time to check baggage anymore? Whether you're catching a flight cross-country or just shuttling from home office to den all day, you need the lightest laptop possible. We've tested, well, tons of them. See all the buying advice you need to land the right one.

By Eric Grevstad

The Best 17-Inch Laptops for 2020

Time to muscle up! Today's biggest-screen notebooks are formidable, full-featured desktop alternatives for work and play alike. Here's everything you need to know to choose the right 17-inch gaming rig or mobile workstation, along with our top lab-tested picks.

By Eric Grevstad

The Best Laptops for 2020

Shopping for a notebook is more than just poring over spec lists. Whether you want a simple budget PC, a productivity workhorse, or a screaming machine for gaming, our guide has the advice you need to find the best laptop to fit your needs.

By Tom Brant

Apple MacBook Pro 13-Inch (M1, Late 2020) Review

4.0

Now powered by Apple’s M1 CPU, the 13-inch MacBook Pro remains a workhorse for those who want a compact macOS laptop that's still powerful enough to perform processor-intensive workflows.

By Tom Brant

Apple MacBook Air (M1, Late 2020) Review

4.5
Editors' Choice

The M1-equipped MacBook Air now packs far better performance than its predecessors, rivaling at times the M1-based MacBook Pro. At $999, it’s the best value among macOS laptops.

By Matthew Buzzi  & Tom Brant

Tablet, Chromebook Demand Soars as Pandemic Prompts Need for Affordable Computers

Chromebooks are experiencing massive demand with shipments in the third quarter up by 122 percent year over year, according to research firm Canalys.

By Michael Kan

Alienware m17 R3 Review

4.0

The Alienware m17 R3 is a uniquely styled gaming laptop with an extreme high-refresh screen for hardcore players. It's a pricey but top-quality package with the capacity for colossal power and plenty of configuration options.

By Matthew Buzzi

Early Benchmarks Show Apple's ARM-Based Macs Reign Supreme

On multi-core performance, the new Macs score higher than a 16-inch MacBook Pro fitted with Intel's i9-9980HK chip, according to early benchmarks from Geekbench.

By Michael Kan

10 Top-Rated Standing Desks for Your Work-From-Home Setup

If you feel like you've become one with your couch as you work from home during the pandemic, a standing desk can help. Here are some top-rated choices to give your WFH setup a lift.

By Chandra Steele

New Beta of Microsoft's Office 2019 Is Compatible with ARM-Based Macs

The company's new beta for Office 2019 can run natively over the upcoming ARM-based Macs. 'This is an initial peek for customers to test on hardware they may be acquiring,' a Microsoft engineer said.

By Michael Kan

Asus TUF Gaming A17 Review

3.5

Asus' giant-panel TUF Gaming A17 boasts a strong CPU and ample 1TB solid-state drive, but the disappointing display quality dents the otherwise impressive value of this 1080p gamer.

By Eric Grevstad

Amid New Macs, Apple Brings Back John Hodgman to Ridicule Windows PCs

PC users won’t be amused by the cameo, but on Tuesday comedian John Hodgman was briefly brought back to reprise his role as an inept PC jealous of all the features in Apple's Mac line.

By Michael Kan

What Is the Apple M1 Chip?

A brand-new processor that Apple developed in-house will power the newest Macs. Here's what it can do, based on what we know so far.

By Tom Brant

HP Chromebook x360 14c Review

4.0

Priced between modest consumer models and ritzy business units, the HP Chromebook x360 14c is an attractive example of Chrome OS done right.

By Eric Grevstad

Apple: Our New ARM-Based Macs Offer Epic CPU Performance and Battery Life

The company boldly claimed its new ARM-based Macs can handily beat Windows PCs when it comes to performance. The new Macs go on sale next week.

By Michael Kan

Astrohaus Freewrite Traveler Review

3.0

Expensive but useful for distraction-free writing sessions, Astrohaus' Freewrite Traveler is a tiny laptop with a comfortable keyboard and an E Ink screen that helps you get in the creative zone.

By Tom Brant

Laptop Picks for Everyone on Your Holiday List

A dozen of the best laptops we've tested: Here's the ultimate gift list for every type of laptop user you need to buy for this holiday season.

By Matthew Buzzi  & Tom Brant
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