Before you buy: Laptops and Netbooks
Buying a laptop, either for yourself or as a gift for someone else, is always a nerve-wracking process (even with our expert help).
To make your holiday shopping a little less tense, we've put together a list of handy laptop resources, including buying guides, shopping tips, and roundups.
Laptop Buying Guide (2009 Edition)
Our basic industry overview looks at the different laptop categories, sample user types, and key components to look for (or avoid). Even better, it's been completely rewritten to cover the latest hardware and industry trends.
Quick Guide to Netbooks
Wading into the Netbook waters is not as simple as it looks. These once-uniform machines have splintered into many subcategories, each offering different features at different prices. Our handy Netbook guide offers tips and advice for picking the perfect Netbook.
Holiday 2009 retail laptop review roundup
We are once again scouring the shelves of big retail stores to find boxed versions of more than 25 popular PCs, from entry-level systems starting at $349 to Core i7 powerhouses.