Laptops

Lab-tested laptop reviews, laptop buying guides, and prices on the best laptops and notebooks from knowledgeable experts.


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Acer's Nitro 5 brings fan control to casual gamers

The Nitro 5 will give you a taste of the big leagues with CoolBoost. Switch it on and the cooling system runs at full power.

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Nvidia Max-Q puts desktop graphics inside a laptop as thin as an MacBook Air

Nvidia's new Max-Q technology can squeeze GTX 1080 graphics into super thin laptops

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Asus ZenBook Flip S First Look

This is the Asus ZenBook Flip S. Asus says it is the thinnest 2-in-1 convertible laptop in the world.

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Asus VivoBook Pro First Look

Asus VivoBook Pro will be the first laptop to offer Optane memory as an option

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Surface Pro 4 vs. Surface Book: How to decide

Two great machines, one hard choice. We walk through the pros and cons so you can decide.

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Why snafus like HP’s keylogger will happen again

The problem wasn't the length of time it took HP to respond to security researchers—it's that unreviewed code proliferates supply chains everywhere

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How to prevent your data from being searched at the US border

Travelers concerned about their privacy can take steps to protect their data when they enter the United States

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Microsoft Surface Laptop hands-on

Living somewhere between Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book in Microsoft's line-up, the Surface Laptop would seem to offer an ideal balance between portability, performance and price.

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Microsoft made a laptop for students

Microsoft's Surface Laptop is thin, fast, and made for the classroom.

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Microsoft adds a Surface Laptop to its growing stable of devices

Microsoft's Surface Laptop will ship in mid-June starting at $999

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Why Microsoft keeps Windows 10 Mobile alive

Only 13 smartphone models can run the Creators Edition update, but there's more to mobile than smartphones

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9 essential tools for the security-conscious mobile worker

From a webcam cover and laptop lock to a USB port blocker and an encrypted flash drive, here are some security- and privacy-centered gadgets you'll want to keep handy

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Apple's Mac Pro gets crushed on features by new HP Zbook laptops

The Zbook mobile workstations outclass the aging Mac Pro on many features

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Windows 10's power throttling may help battery-hungry laptops

A feature available for Windows 10 Insiders could extend your battery life by about 11 percent, Microsoft claims

Windows 3.1: Microsoft's milestone, 25 years on

Twenty-five years ago, Microsoft launched Windows 3.1. This first attempt to move beyond the operating system's DOS roots introduced many features we recognize in Windows today

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US says laptop ban may expand to more airports

The U.S. might add other airports to its ban restricting passengers from bringing laptops on board certain flights from the Middle East.

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The pros and cons of the Dell XPS 13 2-in-1

CIO.com senior writer Sarah White evaluates the features and design of Dell's newest hybrid offering, the XPS 13 2-in-1.

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Microsoft's Surface Book and Surface Studio will ship in more markets

The Surface Studio with Performance Base will ship in 13 countries, and Surface Studio will start shipping in Australia, Canada, and New Zealand

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