PowerSpec 1510

PowerSpec is far from a household name, even among gamers who will be considering the PowerSpec 1510 gaming laptop ($1,199), but it’s a name that rings true in this case. The laptop’s specs (an Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB of RAM, and an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 graphics card) are indeed powerful, and when you […]

PowerSpec 1710

PowerSpec makes a gaggle of ho-hum desktop towers that look much the same as the ones you might have brought home from a Micro Center (the mostly East Coast equivalent of Fry’s Electronics) in the 1990s. Now, the company is selling Micro Center shoppers something significantly more eye-catching: souped-up but inexpensive gaming laptops , including […]

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (2018)

The sixth-generation Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (starts at $1,519; $1,789 as tested) is more of a status symbol than the workhorse ThinkPad that business users know and love. But incredible battery life and a pleasingly premium soft-touch chassis, among other features, mean that this ultraportable laptop is far from a gimmick. It even brings back […]

The Best Laptops for Kids in 2018

The question of whether (and when) to buy your son or daughter a smartphone is fraught with concerns over responsibility, online safety, and much more. The same goes for buying a laptop , except for one very important difference: Many elementary and middle schools consider them essential educational tools, and equip classrooms with sets of […]

The Best Cheap Laptops of 2018

Gone are the days when a decent laptops would cost you north of $1,000. In this market, manufacturers are inventing new ways to outsell each other, including aggressive price cutting. Now we’re seeing full-size and ultraportable Windows 10 notebooks with processors powerful enough for use at home, school, or work, as well as full-featured chromebooks […]

The Best Laptops for Kids in 2018

The question of whether (and when) to buy your son or daughter a smartphone is fraught with concerns over responsibility, online safety, and much more. The same goes for buying a laptop , except for one very important difference: Many elementary and middle schools consider them essential educational tools, and equip classrooms with sets of […]

Lenovo Recalls Certain ThinkPad X1 Carbon Laptops Over Fire Risk

The affected laptops contain an unfastened screw, which can damage the lithium-ion battery inside, Lenovo said. The recall applies to over 80,000 laptop units sold in US, Canada. Lenovo is recalling over 80,000 ThinkPad X1 Carbon laptops because they potentially pose a fire hazard. The laptops actually contain an unfastened screw inside that can damage […]