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Lenovo N20p Chromebook review: An affordable dual-mode device

Lenovo's latest N20p Chromebook functions as both a regular laptop and a stand-supported tablet. But what is it like to use in the real world?

Surface Pro 3 deep-dive review: Has Microsoft finally got it right?

Microsoft's new Surface Pro 3 is supposed to work as both a tablet and a laptop. After working with it for a week, does our reviewer agree?

Samsung Chromebook 2 review: Compelling -- but not without compromise

Samsung's Chromebook 2 has a distinctive design and a roomy 1080p display, but it also has some meaningful drawbacks compared to other devices.

Lenovo brings a twist to Chromebook design with N20p touchscreen

Lenovo is bringing a unique design to Chromebooks with the N20p Chromebook, which has a touchscreen that can rotate roughly 300 degrees to a "stand mode."

Review + videos: 3 convertible Windows laptops try to be all devices to all people

We look at three Windows 8.1 convertibles that can transform into laptops, tablets or presentation devices, and try to discover how useful they really are.

Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch: A lightweight contender

We test Lenovo's latest ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch ultrabook, which is sleek and powerful, offers an impressive display and comes with an interesting keyboard innovation.

Power to the portable: 3 high-performance mobile workstations

When you're running a large-scale simulation or editing a professional video, you need more computing power than most laptops can give. In this roundup, we review three high-powered Windows mobile workstations.

3 Powerful Laptops Built for Serious Business

Looking for a laptop with serious processing power? CIO.com put three high-end laptops -- the Soni Vaio Flip 15, the HP ZBook 15 and the Acer Aspire V3 -- to the photo- and video-editing test to see which offers the best bang for the buck.

Toshiba Satellite Click: A large tablet/laptop for $600

Toshiba's new low-cost convertible Satellite Click features a 13-in. Windows 8 tablet that snaps into its own keyboard.

HP Chromebook 14 (with 4G) review: Solid performance in a plus-sized package

The HP Chromebook 14 with 4G is now available for a highly reasonable $349. Combining great performance with a spacious 14-in. display, is it the right Chromebook for you?

Acer C720 Chromebook review: High on power, low on panache

Acer's new C720 Chromebook offers outstanding performance for an entry-level Chromebook, but it skimps on some important areas in order to keep the price low.

Preloaded Linux systems: Weighing the options

Most Linux enthusiasts prefer to install the OS into existing systems. However, if you don't have the time or inclination to deal with the tinkering involved, you can try a preloaded Linux PC or laptop.

HP Chromebook 11 review: Affordable style for life in the cloud

Google's new HP Chromebook 11 brings a fresh look to the Chrome OS universe. Our reviewer finds that, for $279, the laptop has some interesting things to offer.

2 Windows 8 touchscreen laptops for tight budgets

Windows 8 is workable with a normal display, but better with a touchscreen. If you don't want to spend much on a new laptop, try one of these low-cost systems.

3 new SSDs to boost your laptop's speed

Seagate, Samsung and OCZ have launched new consumer-class SSDs. We benchmarked all three to find which one has the best performance.

Chromebook Pixel review: A luxury laptop for life in the cloud

A deep-dive review of Google's new Chromebook Pixel laptop, which has high-quality hardware and an amazing touch-based display -- and a few limitations. So at $1,300, is it the laptop for you?

Dell's 'Sputnik' Ubuntu Linux laptop gets key upgrade

Although it's oriented primarily towards developers, Dell's "Project Sputnik" Ubuntu Linux ultrabook has attracted considerable interest from Linux fans.

Connectify Hotspot turns your laptop into a hotspot

Your phone isn't the only piece of equipment able to share an internet connection with other devices. Windows has been able to do this for years; the problem is getting it accomplished quickly, easily and wirelessly, especially on the go with a laptop system. Connectify Hotspot (two editions, various pricing) provides the tools to do precisely this, acting as a software router between whatever internet connection you provide and the other computers connected to your laptop.

HP Elitebook Folio: Delivering the business goods

Business travelers willing to give Windows 8 a spin have a noteworthy option in the HP Folio Elitebook Folio 9470m. Attractively slim and lightweight, this 14-inch Ultrabook delivers an assortment of business-oriented features, including a fingerprint scanner, a smart-card slot, and a solid-state drive that boosts performance on any task involving retrieval of data from storage. The battery life, while not outstanding, should get you through a cross-country flight.

The 28th Annual Editors' Choice Awards

Hundreds and hundreds of products are released for the Mac each year. A few products truly stand out as impressive examples of quality, value, and innovation. These are the products that we recognize with an Editors' Choice Award.