CR’s labs test computers on dozens of measures for our ratings and reviews, helping members compare performance, battery life, display quality, and more. Our buying guide simplifies new technology to help you choose the best laptop, desktop, or Chromebook for your needs.

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Laptops (110)


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Desktop Computers (35)


Chromebooks

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Computers Buying Guide

These days it's not unusual for individuals or families to have more than one type of computer. If you’re looking to carry your computer to work or on vacation, you obviously need a laptop. And some have slimmed down to weigh as little as a couple of pounds.