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Alienware 17 R4 review: Worth its weight in performance

The Alienware 17 R4 gaming laptop delivers the goods with a Core i7-7820HK and GTX 1080, albeit in a hefty package.

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Best cheap laptops: We rate the best-sellers on Amazon and Best Buy

Here's what we'd tell our non-nerdy friends if they asked which budget laptop computers are really the best deals on Amazon and Best Buy.

Asus ROG Zephyrus GX501

Asus ROG Zephyrus GX501 review: Nvidia Max-Q makes it incredibly thin and powerful

The Asus ROG Zephyrus GX501 gives you a GTX 1080 Max-Q GPU in an incredibly thin and light package. There's just one big compromise.

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Asus ROG Zephyrus GX501 Review

Here's what you need to know about the Asus' super-thin, and super-fast ROG Zephyrus GX501 before you buy it.

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Surface Laptop review: Microsoft's MacBook Air killer nails what students need

Microsoft's Surface Laptop is here to battle the MacBook Air and lead the Windows 10 S charge into education.

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Gigabyte Aero 15 Review: A near-perfect power user's laptop

Gigabyte's Aero 15 is almost the perfect combination of performance, weight, and battery life.

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Asus Chromebook Flip C302CA review: A versatile laptop with lots to love

The Asus C302CA is an advanced Chromebook with a 360-degree hinge, great display and battery life, and Android support.

HP Spectre x2 2017

HP Spectre x2 review: It beats the Surface Pro on value, if not performance

HP's Spectre x2 2-in-1 swings for the fences with its Kaby Lake chip, 2K display and Iris Plus graphics, but it falls short in a few areas.

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The best laptops of 2017: Ultrabooks, budget PCs, 2-in-1s, and more

Our top picks feature the best tech advances in portable PCs, from new CPUs and GPUs to new materials, and include laptops from HP, Dell, and Apple.

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Akitio Node Cabinet review: Real, affordable graphics for your laptop

Akitio's Node Cabinet gives laptops the power of an external GPU without breaking the bank.

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Dell XPS 15 (2017) review: Kaby Lake and a 4K display make a difference

With a Kaby Lake quad-core and Pascal graphics, the XPS 15 remains the quad-core to beat.

Apple Macbook 2017

MacBook 2017 review

Apple's third-generation Macbook offers a performance boost with Intel's Kaby Lake and lower prices.

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Microsoft Surface Pro (2017): Everything you need to know

Microsoft's portable Surface Pro is the company's premier two-in-one Windows tablet, now rebranded as a "laptop." Read all about it here.

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The System76 Galago Pro is a fierce featherweight competitor for Linux lovers

Linux laptop lovers now have more choices. The System76 Galago Pro challenges the Dell XPS 13 for slimmest and fastest portable.

Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming

Dell Inspiron 15 7000 review: A gaming laptop at a decidedly non-gaming price

It's not the most powerful gaming laptop ever made, but a quad-core i5 and a 1050 for only $850? That's a steal of a price.

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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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The Dell Precision 5520 lets you get to work in Ubuntu 16.04

Dell's Precision 5520 is a great Linux workstation out of the box, and it's a powerful laptop, too.

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Finsix Dart-C charger review: Tiny, powerful, and worth the expense

Finsix's Dart-C is almost as small as a phone charger but can power an entire laptop.