Category: Gear / Products / Computers

May 14, 2021

Want a Better PC? Try Building Your Own

Assembling a computer yourself is a good way to learn about how it works.


by Jess Grey Brendan Nystedt in Do It Yourself
May 8, 2021

Microsoft’s 15-Inch Surface Laptop 4 Is a Battery Champion

This fourth-gen notebook lacks Thunderbolt and has a spongy keyboard, but it delivers where it matters most.


by Scott Gilbertson in Gear
April 23, 2021

11 Laptops We’ve Tested—and Love

These are our favorite Windows notebooks, MacBooks, and Chromebooks.


by Scott Gilbertson in Buying Guide
April 12, 2021

The Best Chromebooks for Every Budget

All in on Google services? Then check out our favorite Chrome OS laptops and 2-in-1 tablets for school, work, or home.


by Scott Gilbertson in Buying Guide
April 6, 2021

Lenovo's ThinkPad and Chrome OS Are a Seriously Great Pair

The best of ThinkPads come to this Chromebook, along with some speedy new AMD processors.


by Scott Gilbertson in Gear
March 26, 2021

Everything You Need to Know Before You Buy a Laptop

Shopping for a notebook can be an infuriating experience. Here’s how to sift through the acronyms, storage options, and extra features to find the best one for you.


by Scott Gilbertson in Buying Guide
March 26, 2021

Samsung's Galaxy Chromebook 2 Is Leaner and Cheaper

It’s not really a successor, but the company’s latest Chrome OS laptop has better battery life and won’t break the bank.


by Scott Gilbertson in Gear
February 22, 2021

Lenovo's X1 Carbon Shows Why Linux Is Great on ThinkPads

It’s not flawless, but the excellent hardware and software support make this a great laptop for Linux users.


by Scott Gilbertson in Gear
February 18, 2021

Lenovo's Desktop PC Has Plenty of Beauty, Not Enough Brawn

This all-in-one desktop PC has a clever, eye-catching design, but its meager performance doesn’t earn kudos.


by Christopher Null in Gear