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Best budget laptops: We rate the best-selling portables on Amazon and Best Buy

Everyone's received that call for help. So here's what we'd tell our non-nerdy friends if they asked which laptops are really the best deals on Amazon and Best Buy.

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Acer Predator 17X review: This gaming laptop packs attitude and speed

The Predator 17X gives you desktop gaming performance without a noise penalty.

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Surface Book Toast Wood cover review: Protect your laptop in style

Toast's laser-cut wood cover for the Surface Book offers unique old-world style for an extravagant price.

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HP Chromebook 13 review: Google's Pixel has a rival for best Chromebook ever

HP's Chromebook 13 satisfies the corporate user's demand for beauty and power, and it does so for less money than Google's flagship. Battery life is the only question mark.

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Razer Blade (2016) review: Incremental upgrades make it a good laptop for the moment

A newer processor, more VRAM, faster storage, and a cooler chassis provide good, if smaller-scale, improvements over last year's Blade. However, this year's Blade may end up having limited appeal depending on Nvidia's plans for mobile versions of its 10-series GPU.

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Acer Chromebook 14 review: You can brag a little about this laptop's luxury details

Acer's Chromebook 14 has a few things to brag about: Its brushed-aluminum chassis and high-resolution display make it stand out among other affordable models, even if other features remain pretty basic.

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Toshiba Z20t-C2112 review: 14 hours of battery life highlights this business-class hybrid

Toshiba's Z20t is one of the best tablet-laptop hybrids we've seen, with a whopping 14 hours of battery life and design flourishes that include a matte-finish touchscreen. But it is pricey.

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HP Spectre 13.3 laptop review: Thin doesn't have to mean compromise

HP's Spectre 13.3 delivers competitive performance and a respectable keyboard, in spite of its super-svelte body.

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Acer Predator 17 review: One gimmicky fan can't make up for aging hardware

The Acer Predator 17 lets you swap out the optical drive for an extra fan, but novelty can't hide the machine's increasingly long-in-the-tooth discrete graphics.