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Samsung Galaxy Book3 Pro 360 front view showing display and keyboard deck.

Samsung Galaxy Book3 Pro 360 review: a large convertible 2-in-1 that works

The Samsung Galaxy Book3 Pro 360 is a well-equipped 16-inch convertible 2-in-1 with a gorgeous OLED display. But it's also incredibly thin and light.
The keyboard of the MacBook Pro 14-inch on a wood surface.

Yes, you can use both Mac and Windows — here are some tips to get started

Going back and forth between a Windows PC and a Mac can be a jarring experience at first. But give it time, and take some steps, and it's surprisingly livable.
The MacBook Pro open on a wooden table.

MacBook Pro M2 Pro/M2 Max buying guide: how to make the right choice

The MacBook Pro M2 Pro and M2 Max have a host of configuration options and two machine sizes to consider. This buying guide helps break everything down.
Dell UltraSharp 43 4K USB-C Hub monitor front view showing display and stand.

Dell UltraSharp 43 4K USB-C Hub Monitor review: massive is the word

The Dell UltraSharp 43 4K USB-C Hub Monitor is a massive display that produces good, but not great images. It will fit some needs, but it needs lots of space.
Someone typing on the Samsung Galaxy Book 3 Ultra.

Samsung Galaxy Book 3 Ultra vs. MacBook Pro 16-inch

The Apple MacBook Pro 16 has established a high standard, but Samsung's new Galaxy Book 3 Ultra might be a worthy contender.
A MacBook Pro M2 sits on a wooden table with a nice bokeh background.

What MacBooks needs to learn from competitors about transparency

Apple's entry-level M2 MacBook Pros have slower SSDs in their entry-level configurations. And that's something that Apple should be making perfectly clear.
The front of the HP Envy x360 13 on a table.

HP Envy x360 13 vs. Dell XPS 13: the best tiny laptop?

Dell and HP have two of the best compact 13-inch laptops you can buy. But which is better?
The HP Dragonfly Pro Support app.

HP Dragonfly Pro vs. Apple MacBook Pro 14: a solid alternative?

HP's new Dragonfly Pro is aimed at Apple's MacBook Pro 14, trying to gain a foothold in the most popular laptop size. Does HP's new machine have what it takes?
A side of the MacBook Air showing the ports.

The best fanless laptops in 2023

Fanless laptops provide a completely silent experience that makes then great for quiet environments. Here are some of the best fanless laptops available.
A top down view of the ThinkPad Z13.

Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 vs. Dell XPS 13 Plus: the most advanced laptops

The Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 and Dell XPS 13 Plus both prove that the 13-inch laptop remains a viable choice. But which of these excellent machines is the best?
Apple MacBook Pro side view showing keyboard deck and ports.

Asus Zenbook Pro 16X vs. Apple MacBook Pro 16: creator laptop battle

The Apple MacBook Pro 16 has enjoyed its place at the top of the heap for creators since its introduction. But the Asus ZenBook Pro 16X is aimed at dethroning it.
rog flow x13 vs zephyrus g14 asus 2023 front

ROG Flow X13 (2023) vs. ROG Zephyrus G14 (2023): compact gaming laptops

Asus has updated two of its most portable gaming powerhouses, the ROG Flow X13 and the ROG Zephyrus G14. Each has received updates, but which is the best?
LG Gram Style top down view showing display and keyboard deck.

LG Gram Style vs. Dell XPS 13 Plus: design above all

The LG Gram Style borrows some design cues from Dell's XPS 13 Plus, with some added bonuses. We'll have to wait for our review, though, to know which is better.
The two displays of the Yoga Book 9i on a table.

The most anticipated laptops of 2023

CES 2023 was packed with exciting laptops, which hints that 2023 should be a banner year for portable machines. Here are the most anticipated laptops for 2023.
The ROG Zephyrus M16 on a white table.

ROG Zephyrus G16 vs. ROG Zephyrus M16: which to buy?

The Asus ROG Zephyrus G16 and ROG Zephyrus M16 are similar gaming laptops in many ways, but the M16 has a few features that set it apart. It wins this shootout.
Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 front view showing display and keyboard deck.

Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 vs. Dell XPS 15: big laptop battle

The Dell XPS 15 has long been our favorite 15-inch class laptop, but new competitors are coming. The Lenovo Thinkpad Z16 is one such machine.
Alienware x14 R2 at a side angle.

Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 (2023) vs. Alienware x14 R2: small, next-gen gaming

The Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 2023 takes what was best about its predecessor and adds a mini-LED display. The Alienware X14 R2 gets a gorgeous redesign. Who wins?
The Lenovo Yoga Book 9i sitting on origami stand.

As a laptop reviewer, this is the CES 2023 laptop I’m most excited for

The Lenovo Yoga Book 9i provides dual OLED displays in a unique fashion, offering multiple modes of multiscreen operation. It's an exciting laptop.
The LG Gram Ultraslim on a demo table at CES.

LG Gram Ultraslim vs. MacBook Air M2: battle of the thinnest laptops

LG managed to create a 15-inch laptop, the Gram Ultraslim, that's even thinner and lighter than the diminutive Apple MacBook Air M2. But is that enough?
The Razer Blade 16 and 18 in front of a window.

Razer Blade 16 vs. Razer Blade 15: here’s how they stack up

Razer has dominated the 15-inch laptop space with the Blade 15, which has been fast and highly configurable. But the Blade 16 looks to take over the top spot.
LG Gram 2-in-1 in use in a park.

CES 2023: LG’s new OLED laptop is officially thinner than the M2 MacBook Air

LG has introduced a number of new laptops at CES 2023, including the LG Style and Ultraslim, along with updates to their existing Gram models.
Acer Swift 60 back view showing user typing.

CES 2023: Acer’s new Swift Go has a 1440p webcam — take that, MacBook Air!

Acer is revealing several new laptops at CES 2023, including the brand-new Swift Go and updated Swift X 14, Swift 14, and Aspire 3 and 5 models.
HP Elite Dragonfly Chromebook front angled view showing display and keyboard deck.

This laptop completely changed my perception of Chromebooks

The HP Dragonfly Elite Chromebook proved that Chrome OS hardware can be as robust, fast, and innovative as Windows and MacOS machines.
The front of the HP Envy x360 13 on a table.

Asus ZenBook S 13 Flip vs. HP Envy x360 13: it comes down to price

The HP Envy x360 13 and Asus ZenBook S 13 Flip are well-built, fast, and long-lasting. But the Envy is $500 less expensive, making it the better bargain.
An Apple MacBook Pro 14 sits open on a table.

Why my favorite laptop to use in 2022 wasn’t even from this year

There were a lot of great laptops introduced in 2022 that are worth serious consideration. But for me, the 2021 Apple MacBook Pro 14 still won out.
Surface Pro 9 5G front angled view showing display and Type Cover.

Why Windows on ARM still couldn’t catch up this year

Windows 11 on ARM has made some advances in performance and compatibility, but they're not enough. Windows on ARM remains an inferior platform.
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 5 top down view showing vPro label.

CPU confusion made buying a laptop in 2022 a nightmare

Intel's 12th-gen CPUs are a motley and confusing collection of processors. It's not always clear which will perform better, so buyers need to beware.
Drawing on the HP Spectre x360 13.5 inch model.

Asus ZenBook S 13 Flip vs. HP Spectre x360 13.5: you can’t go wrong

The HP Spectre x360 13.5 and Asus ZenBook S 13 Flip are evenly matched in performance, longevity, and display quality. But the ZenBook is lighter and thinner.
An Apple MacBook Pro 14 sits open on a table.

Just buy a new laptop? Here’s how to know if you should return it

You've just laid out a pretty penny for a brand-new laptop. Now, take a few minutes to make sure it's in good shape before deciding to keep it.
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p Gen 3 front view showing display.

Laptop displays got way better this year, and I can prove it

Laptop displays seemed to have improved lately, with higher brightness, more contrast, and wider and more accurate colors. Here's the proof.
Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 front view showing display and folio keyboard.

Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 vs. Lenovo IdeaPad Duet 5i: a close competition

The Lenovo IdeaPad Duet 5i and Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 are two new detachable tablets taking on Microsoft's Surface Pro line. They're not identical, however.
The screen of the Surface Pro 9 on a table.

Microsoft Surface Pro 9 vs. Lenovo IdeaPad Duet 5i: which 2-in-1 is best?

The Microsoft Surface Pro 9 makes for a better laptop if it's your primary machine. But as an adjunct to another machine, the IdeaPad Duet 5i is appealing.
HP Dragonfly Folio G3 front view showing display and keyboard deck.

HP Dragonfly Folio G3 review: still innovating

The HP Dragonfly Folio G3 boasts an innovative pull-forward 2-in-1 design, with good enough productivity and inking performance, plus decent battery life.
Dell XPS 15 9520 front view showing display and keyboard deck.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 5 vs. Dell XPS 15

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 5 and Dell XPS 15 are two excellent large-screen creative laptops. The ThinkPad is faster, but the XPS 15 is more cohesive.