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Which laptop should you buy on Cyber Monday 2021?

Cyber Monday is a great shopping holiday for picking up a new laptop, whether that's a basic student computer or a high-powered gaming laptop.
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Which gaming laptop should you buy on Cyber Monday 2021?

Gaming laptops are always a hit on Cyber Monday, but which should you buy? We break down the best options to pick up.
The M1-powered Macbook Air, open on a table.

Should you buy a MacBook Air on Black Friday 2021?

The MacBook Air remains the best MacBook for the average buyer. But is it a good option to buy during Black Friday?
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Should you buy a Dell XPS 13 on Black Friday 2021?

The Dell XPS 13 remains the best laptop you can buy, and Black Friday is a great time to buy it.
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Should you buy a gaming laptop on Black Friday 2021?

Black Friday remains a fantastic time to buy a gaming laptop, but that doesn't mean shopping a bit earlier isn't a good idea as well.
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Should You Buy a Chromebook on Black Friday 2021?

Chromebooks keep growing in demand, and as cheap laptops, they make for a great purchase on Black Friday.
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Should you buy a Dell XPS 15 laptop on Black Friday 2021?

Black Friday is a great time to buy the Dell XPS 15, but you might need to consider buying early as well.
The 2021 MacBook Pro with the lid open on a white table.

Apple MacBook Pro (2021) review: How Apple says sorry

The 2021 MacBook Pro does more than just make up for past mistakes. It's one of the best pro laptops ever made.
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First teardowns reveal new MacBook Pro’s improved approach to repairability

The first MacBook Pros are hitting the streets, and providing a glimpse at changes to the internals that could improve repairability.
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The Pixelbook Go desperately needs an update, and Google continues to ignore it

Another Google Pixel event has come and gone, and the Pixelbook lineup remains untouched. Is there any hope for a new Pixelbook?
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Poll: The MacBook Pro’s new price is too high for 97% of buyers

The results of a new poll show how the price of the new MacBook Pro really orients it toward a different audience than in the past.
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The MacBook Pro’s ports have returned, but there’s one glaring omission

The new MacBook Pro finally features the return of more ports, including HDMI and an SD card slot. But it's not quite perfect.
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Be honest. The new MacBook Pro looks great, but you don’t need it

Apple just announced a new MacBook Pro, but for most people, the MacBook Air is still the far more sensible option.
The Surface Pro 8 with its kickstand pulled out.

Microsoft Surface Pro 8 review: The iPad Pro finally has a worthy opponent

The Surface Pro 8 has finally be given a much-needed makeover. The result is the best Surface Pro ever made, and finally, a worthy rival of the iPad Pro.
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Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio review: Weird and wonderful

The Surface Laptop Studio is all kinds of weird, without sacrificing the needs of a high-performance laptop.
The Acer Aspire Vero open on a while table.

Acer Aspire Vero review: A cheap, eco-friendly Windows 11 laptop?

The Acer Aspire Vero is a budget-level Windows 11 with a strong emphasis on sustainability. But is it more talk than action?
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Why the M1 MacBook Air is still an excellent buy today

The M1 MacBook Air is almost a year old, but even in late 2021, it remains an excellent purchase that won't be replaced anytime soon.
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Everything Microsoft didn’t announce at its fall Surface event

Microsoft unleashed a bevy of new products, but some didn't make the cut, leaving some of them in long need of an update.
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HP’s new 11-inch Windows 11 tablet has a clever reversible camera

The HP 11-Inch Tablet has a unique camera module that can rotate up to 235 degrees depending on your needs.
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HP’s Spectre x360 16 looks like best new Windows laptop 11 yet, with one caveat

HP's Spectre x360 16 will be one of the first premium Windows 11 laptops to be available.
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MSI Creator Z16 laptop review: Gamer meets creator

The Creator Z16 is MSI's shot at a MacBook Pro alternative. The 120Hz screen is excellent, but it's not a laptop without its faults.
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Samsung’s new OLED laptop screens could finally kill 60Hz refresh rates for good

While 60Hz has been the standard refresh rate outside the world of PC gaming, Samsung Display's new 90Hz OLED panels could change all that.
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Where’s the M1X MacBook Pro? Here’s why Apple skipped the announcement

Apple's big 'California Streaming' event featured a swath of new products. But one important one was missing: The next MacBook Pro.
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Lenovo’s new IdeaPad Slim 7 Carbon boasts an OLED screen with 90Hz refresh rate

Lenovo has announced two new OLED laptops, both of which are follow-ups to the original IdeaPad Slim 7. They are the 14-inch Carbon and 16-inch Pro models.
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Asus Vivobook Pro 16X review: A powerful OLED laptop, done right

The Asus Vivobook Pro 16X is everything a content creator needs in a laptop, and it comes in at a great price.
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Asus ROG Flow X13 review: The king of small gaming laptops?

The ROG Flow X13 is one of the smallest gaming laptops in the world. But is the performance trade-off worth it?
Raja Koduri at Intel Architecture Day.

Why hybrid? Intel reveals how Alder Lake will balance efficiency and performance

For Intel's new Alder Lake processors, hybrid technology is about more than just efficiency.
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Dell XPS 17 review: A mobile workstation in disguise

Need a large, 17-inch laptop with fantastic performance? The Dell XPS 17 is in a league of its own.
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Framework Laptop review: Let the laptop disruption begin

With its fully modular internals, the Framework Laptop is a wake-up call to the rest of the industry. But is it actually a laptop worth buying?
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New Razer Blade 17 removes the Pro name, adds improved graphics performance

Razer has announced a new version of its Razer Blade 17, now no longer with the "Pro" designation in its name.
A top-down view of the Razer Blade 14.

Razer Blade 14 review: The usurper has arrived

The Razer Blade 14 is a huge success, combining an amazingly thin chassis with incredible gaming performance.
The Lenovo Legion 5 Pro gaming laptop on a table.

Lenovo Legion 5 Pro review: The antidote for thin, expensive gaming laptops

Gaming laptops keep getting thinner and more expensive. The Legion 5 Pro puts an end to that trend -- in a good way.
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The Razer Blade 14 somehow has both an AMD Ryzen 9 and a Nvidia RTX 3080

Razer says its new Blade 14 is the most powerful 14-inch laptop ever made, featuring both the Nvidia RTX 3080 and an AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX.
Nvidia's RTX 3070 Ti graphics card.

Nvidia RTX 3070 Ti review: More of what gamers need

The RTX 3070 Ti only costs $100 more than the 3070, and provides another appropriately priced option for gamers.