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Asus Rog Flow Z23 front view showing tablet and keyboard.

Why this unassuming tablet is my favorite laptop of the year so far

The Asus ROG Flow Z13 would be impressive as a 14-inch laptop. As a 13-inch detachable tablet, it's incredibly fast, well-made, and easy to recommend.
The open Dell XPS 16 on a table.

Here’s how two of the best Windows laptops compare to each other

The HP Spectre x360 16 and Dell XPS 16 are new for 2024, and both offer fast components with solid builds. The Dell will be faster and the HP more flexible.
The open Dell XPS 16 on a table.

Dell XPS 16 review: a problematic powerhouse

The Dell XPS 16 takes the place of two important laptops, the XPS 15 and 17, and it does well enough. But, it's too expensive and seriously needs a discount.
Lenovo Yoga 9i Gen 9 front view showing display and keyboard.

Lenovo Yoga 9i Gen 9 review: pure class

The Lenovo Yoga 9i Gen 9 is a solid update and one of the best 14-inch convertible 2-in-1s. Only below-average battery life holds it back.
The Dell XPS 14 on a table.

Dell XPS 14 vs. HP Spectre x360 14: which should you buy?

The Dell XPS 14 and HP Spectre x360 14 are two of the earliest laptops announced with Intel's new Meteor Lake chipset. Which is the better 14-inch laptop?
Asus Zenbook 14 Q425 front view showing display and keyboard.

I review laptops for a living, and these are two under $1,000 I always recommend

The Asus Zenbook 14 Q425 and Lenovo Slim 7i Gen 9 are both examples of today's excellent range of 14-inch laptops. But which is better?
The Surface Pro 9 with the Type Cover keyboard lifted up.

How to change keyboard language in Windows

Need to change your keyboard language in Windows 10 or 11? We’ve put together this guide to teach you how.
The screen of the MacBook Air M2.

The case for buying the M2 MacBook Air over the M3 model

The MacBook Air M3 has a few tricks up its sleeve, but is it really worth the extra cash?
The 14-inch MacBook Pro on a window sill.

Why you should buy a MacBook Pro instead of a MacBook Air

The MacBook Air and MacBook Pro 14 are great laptops, with just $300 separating the two with the base M3 chipset. The MacBook Pro 14 is worth the extra cash.
Dell Inspiron 14 Plus 2024 front view showing display and keyboard.

Dell’s Inspiron 14 Plus review: one hand tied behind its back

The Dell Inspiron 14 Plus (2024) is a good midrange laptop by most measures. However, its display isn't as good as some others at around the same price.
Kickstand on Asus ROG Flow Z13.

The best 2-in-1 gaming laptops for 2024

You're likely to buy a 2-in-1 laptop for its productivity and creative prowess. But some 2-in-1s can game as well.
Selecting the crop areas in Photoshop.

The 5 best laptops for Photoshop

Many modern laptops are made with creators in mind, and many of those use Adobe Photoshop to get their work done. Here are 5 of the best laptops for Photoshop.
Lenovo Slim 7i Gen 9 front view showing display and keyboard.

Lenovo Slim 7i Gen 9 review: an affordable OLED laptop

The Lenovo Slim 7i Gen 9 is one of a growing number of excellent OLED laptops in the $1,000 price range. It's fast and well-built, but has poor battery life.
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Asus Zenbook 14 Q425 review: an $800 laptop that’s worth it

The Asus Zenbook 14 Q425 is the latest in the company's line of highly affordable and excellent 14-inch laptops. Battery life is this one's greatest strength.
Apple's 15-inch MacBook Air placed on a desk with its lid closed.

The thinnest laptops you can buy in 2024

Laptops have been getting impossibly thin in the last few years, led by the MacBook Air.
Split screen feature on Windows 11.

How to split your screen on Windows 11

Windows 11 takes the excellent Snap Assist functionality of Windows 10 and bumps it up a notch. Here we explain how to split your screen in Windows 11.
The two screens of the Zenbook Duo.

The Asus Zenbook Duo is a dual-screen laptop that’s actually worth buying

The Asus Zenbook Duo takes a fresh approach to providing a dual-display laptop's flexibility. Its low-end configuration is also a phenomenal value.
The screen of the MacBook Air M2.

The MacBook Air M3 has one change that fixes its biggest flaw

Apple made a surprise announcement, introducing updated M3 MacBook Air 13-inch and 15-inch laptops. The M2 13-inch model is now Apple's entry-level offering.
The keyboard and trackpad of the MacBook Pro.

Another excellent laptop challenges the MacBook Pro and falls short

HP's Spectre x360 16 is the latest in a long line of excellent 360-degree convertible 2-in-1 laptops. But the MacBook Pro 16 remains on top as the best around.
The Dell XPS 13 Plus on a table outside.

6 laptops you should buy instead of the MacBook Air

The MacBook Air is undoubtedly one of the best laptops you can buy. But if you prefer or are required to stay on Windows, these are the best options.
A 2017 Microsoft Surface Pro on a table.

How to take a screenshot using a Microsoft Surface

Our comprehensive guide will help you take screenshots on your Microsoft Surface device in no time, whether you have a new model or something older.
HP Spectre x360 14 2023 front angled view showing display and keyboard.

Why one of my favorite laptops still struggles against the MacBook Pro

The HP Spectre x360 14 is an excellent convertible 2-in-1 laptop and the Apple MacBook Pro 14 is an excellent clamshell. Which is the better laptop for you?
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The 18 best VPN services for 2024, reviewed by experts

It's scary knowing your data might not be private. VPNs help shield your online activities. To help you pick the right one, these are the best VPN services.
HP Spectre x360 16 2024 front view showing tent mode.

HP Spectre x360 16 (2024) review: just not enough power

The HP Spectre x360 16 2024 model is a well-built and attractive laptop with a great keyboard and touchpad. But it's underpowered and too large for a 2-in-1.
macos mojave hands on review app store

The best Mac apps for 2024: top software for your Mac

Wondering what to install on your Mac? Look no further than our list of the best Mac apps, including everything from excellent productivity tools to security.
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 12 front view showing display and keyboard.

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 12 won’t win any new converts

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 12 is a well-built 14-inch laptop with good productivity performance. But it's expensive, making it a dubious proposition.
Internet speed test on laptop.

The 6 best internet speed tests for desktop and mobile in 2024

Feel like your bandwidth is holding you back? We show you the best internet speed tests out there so you can solve your system problems.
Halo running on a MacBook Pro.

The MacBook Pro is a good enough gaming laptop for me

The MacBook Pro will never be a proper gaming laptop, but as a dabbler, I was surprised by how good it is.
A laptop and a camera on a table with a Qualcomm logo on the screen.

I’m a laptop reviewer, and I can’t wait for the new Windows on ARM laptops

Windows on ARM hopes to become a viable platform with the release of the Snapdragon X Elite. And I'm hoping that Microsoft and Qualcomm hit one out of the park.
The ThinkPad X1 Fold unfolded on a couch, with the keyboard disconnected.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold (16-inch) review: a foldable flop

Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Fold is another folding PC with a slightly smaller display. It's fast enough with a few attractive features, but some flaws hold it back.
Apple Mac Studio front view showing ports.

Mac desktops need a serious boost

Apple's Mac Studio is its most attractive and accessible desktop PC, offering tremendous power in a refined package. What will Apple do to keep it on top?
Asus Zenbook 14 OLED front view showing display and keyboard.

Asus Zenbook 14 OLED (2024) review: still the value king?

The 2024 Asus Zenbook 14 OLED leverages Intel's Meteor Lake chipset for solid performance, with an excellent build and a quality OLED display.
The XPS 13, XPS 14, and XPS 16 on a table.

The new Dell XPS 13 has an ace up its sleeve against the MacBook Air

The new Dell XPS 13 design looks excellent, but it's going up against the outstanding Apple MacBook Air M2. On paper, the Dell a competitive laptop.
Apple iPad Pro 11 with Apple Magic Keyboard.

When the iPad is a better computer than my PC

Is that iPad a real computer? That's a valid question with a few different answers. And for me, the iPad is a real computer that lets me get real work done.