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Computer Ratings

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Laptop Computers -Rated

 

 

Laptop reliability has been mostly undistinguished. Apple had the best technical support, while Acer/Gateway/eMachines had the worst. We didn't recommend the Gateway NV59C09U because of its technical support. Consider it if tech support is not a co... More

 

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Best 11-inch laptop:

 

 

 

Overall score

100

67

 

Both light and thin, this is a good peformer that's very portable with a long battery life.
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Best budget 13-inch laptop:

 

 

 

Overall score

100

76

 

Long battery life, excellent performance, a large hard drive, and light weight combine with price to make this a Best Buy.
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Overall score

100

64

 

This was a very good performer at a low price.

 

 

 

Overall score

100

59

 

This is a great value for a 13-inch laptop with a large 500GB hard drive, lots of memory, and decent battery life.
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Best budget 14-inch laptop:

 

 

 

Overall score

100

66

 

For a very good performer at a great price, consider this model.
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Best 14-inch laptops:

 

 

 

Overall score

100

0

71

 

Long battery life, excellent performance and many features make this a great choice. But it's heavy for its size.
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Overall score

100

0

70

 

This excellent performer also had lots of features, including a large hard drive, long battery life, and Blu-ray.
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Overall score

100

0

70

 

Light weight, excellent performance, and decent battery life combine in this 14-inch laptop. Price is average for the category.
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Overall score

100

69

 

Excellent performance for a low price.
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Best budget 15-inch laptop:

 

 

 

Overall score

100

69

 

This is a bargain price for an excellent 15-inch laptop.
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Best 15 to 16-inch laptops:

 

 

 

Overall score

100

78

 

With excellent performance and long battery life, this 15.4-inch laptop is a very good choice. Its weight is light for its size.
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Overall score

100

73

 

Long battery life, excellent performance and many features make this a great choice.
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Overall score

100

72

 

A top performer that''s also well-suited for gaming.
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Overall score

100

58

 

If you don''t mind a bare-bones system and aren''t looking for a powerhouse computer, this laptop comes at a great price.
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Best budget 17-inch laptop:

 

 

 

Overall score

100

74

 

An excellent performer that''s attractively priced, with ample video memory and very good speakers.
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Best 17-inch laptops:

 

 

 

Overall score

100

80

 

Battery life was very long and performance was excellent on this top-performing laptop. There''s also 512MB of video memory.
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Overall score

100

74

 

The Blu-ray drive is one of many attractive features on this outstanding, albeit heavy, performer.
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Overall score

100

74

 

Excellent performance, a Blu-ray player, and WiMax make this laptop stand out.
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Overall score

100

71

 

An excellent performer that''s lightweight and reasonably priced for a model this size.
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Overall score

100

70

 

It's on the weighty side, but performance was very good, battery life was decent, and the price makes it worth considering. It's also got a lot of features, including Blu-ray and a large hard drive.
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Overall score

100

69

 

Low price, excellent performance, and light weight for a 17-inch laptop make this a good choice.
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  • HP G72-260US
  • Type: 17- to 18-inch models
  • Price as tested:
  • $600

Overall score

100

66

 

Performance was excellent, and the price is competitive.

 

Desktop computer

 

Apple was the most reliable among desktop brands. It also had the best technical support, while Acer/Gateway/eMachines had the worst. We didn't recommend some top-rated models because of their technical support, including the Acer AZ5600-U1352 and... More

 

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Best budget desktops:

 

 

 

Overall score

100

84

 

A very good value, though not as heavily loaded as the higher-ranked models.
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Overall score

100

74

 

Well-priced with excellent performance, though not as heavily loaded as pricier models.
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Best entertainment systems:

 

 

 

Overall score

100

89

 

An all-around excellent performer, this desktop is also an all-around entertainer, with a TV tuner and Blu-ray player built in. But you'll have to add your own speakers. An extra gigabyte of video memory makes it attractive to gamers.
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Overall score

100

88

 

This is a well-rounded entertainment system that includes both a Blu-ray player and a TV tuner. Performance for both productivity and gaming was excellent. Other features include a generous hard drive, extra video memory, 8GB of RAM, and Wi-Fi.
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Overall score

100

71

 

It's among the most-expensive all-in-ones, but this system includes Blu-ray, 1GB of video memory, a 1TB hard drive, and a TV tuner. It's an excellent system for gaming.
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Best full-sized desktops:

 

 

 

Overall score

100

83

 

A six-core processor and an extra gigabyte of memory helped make this an excellent performer for gamers, and the price is low when you take all that into consideration.
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Overall score

100

0

80

 

This is an attractive price for a system with excellent performance, a large 1TB hard drive, lots of memory, and extra video memory for gaming.
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Overall score

100

0

76

 

The price is right for this very-good performer and its 6GB of memory and 1TB hard drive.
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Overall score

100

71

 

With very good performance, plenty of memory, and a large hard drive, this desktop is a very good choice at an attractive price. Speakers and Wi-Fi are also included. It''s not especially well-suited for 3D gaming.
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Overall score

100

68

 

The price/feature combination makes this desktop a recommended model.
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Overall score

100

67

 

If you're looking for a bargain with very good performance, consider this desktop. But it's a tad skimpy on features.
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Best compact desktops:

 

 

 

Overall score

100

74

 

An excellent perfomer that''s reasonably priced, though not as heavily loaded as pricier models.
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Best mini system:

 

 

 

Overall score

100

64

 

The redesigned Mac mini is thinner, but slightly larger, than the prior model, and the power supply is now built into the unit. It's a good choice if you want an extra-small computer, but it doesn't come with a keyboard or mouse.
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Best all-in-one desktops:

 

 

 

Overall score

100

70

 

This iMac has the largest display we''ve tested in an all-in-one computer, and its quality was excellent. It''s a well-configured system with a 1TB hard drive, very good speakers, and excellent performance. It''s pricey, but considering the screen size it''s not unreasonable.
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Overall score

100

67

 

This is a well-priced Mac with excellent performance for both productivity and games.
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Best touchscreen all-in-one:

 

 

 

Overall score

100

0

64

 

It''s a good performer with a 750GB hard drive and a 20-inch touchscreen.

 

 

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