Consumer Reports is the only place to find unbiased, independent computer reviews. Is it best to get a laptop computer or a desktop computer? How portable do you need your computer to be? Our reviews will guide you.
Our computer experts at the Consumer Reports National Testing and Research Center have evaluated more than 150 computers at our on-site computer-testing labs. Our reviews of computers will provide you with recommended computer models based on price, performance, and features. You can also subscribe to our computer Ratings, where you will find the exact numerical score our computer experts have assigned to each of the 10 tested review criteria: operating system, ergonomics, portability, performance, versatility, display, battery life, weight, thin and light, and touchscreen.
In addition, we provide computer reliability Ratings for such major brands as Microsoft, Apple, HP, Lenovo, Asus, Dell, Samsung, Acer, Gateway, and many more. Our computer review pages also provide Ratings of manufacturer and in-store tech support. We even provide advice on whether you even need a new computer, or if you can just beef up your current machine.
After reading the reviews, you can compare models, review our list of computer features and specifications, read user reviews, and submit your own computer review.
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Also look at our computer buying guide, which shows you which computer features are important and gives you the pros and cons of each type of computer. Prefer a visual explanation? We have that too in our buying guide video. We also list what types of computers are available in all the major brands.
Read the computer reviews below and compare the Ratings of each computer model before you shop.