HP Stream 11-y010nr

The HP Stream 11-y010nr’s rock-bottom price and cute design make it a good choice for a kid’s first notebook.

The HP Stream 11-y010nr's rock-bottom price and cute design make it a good choice for a kid's first notebook.

HP Notebook 15 (ba009dx)

The HP Notebook 15 (ba009dx) is a highly affordable desktop-replacement laptop for budget-conscious users with modest computing needs.

The HP Notebook 15 (ba009dx) is a highly affordable desktop-replacement laptop for budget-conscious users with modest computing needs.

Lenovo Z50-75 Signature Edition

At less than $400, you may be tempted by the Lenovo Z50-75 Signature Edition’s low price. But there are more capable (and more portable) desktop-replacement laptops for not much more money.

At less than $400, you may be tempted by the Lenovo Z50-75 Signature Edition's low price. But there are more capable (and more portable) desktop-replacement laptops for not much more money.

CTL NL61TX Education Chromebook

Your kids will jump for joy—or at least jump up and down on—CTL’s super-sturdy chromebook, designed to survive hard knocks and whiteboard scribbles while delivering first-class performance and battery life.

Your kids will jump for joy—or at least jump up and down on—CTL's super-sturdy chromebook, designed to survive hard knocks and whiteboard scribbles while delivering first-class performance and battery life.

The Best Cheap Laptops of 2017

You don’t have to spend thousands of dollars to get a capable PC for everyday computing. Here’s what you need to know to achieve the perfect balance of price and features in a budget laptop.

You don't have to spend thousands of dollars to get a capable PC for everyday computing. Here's what you need to know to achieve the perfect balance of price and features in a budget laptop.

Microsoft Surface Laptop

Microsoft’s Surface Laptop with Windows 10 S is aimed at students looking for a sleek alternative to the aging Apple MacBook Air. It’s stylish and powerful, but you’ll want to nab the free Windows 10 Pro upgrade while you can.

Microsoft's Surface Laptop with Windows 10 S is aimed at students looking for a sleek alternative to the aging Apple MacBook Air. It's stylish and powerful, but you'll want to nab the free Windows 10 Pro upgrade while you can.

The Best Chromebooks of 2017

Budget-friendly webcentric chromebooks can save you money, but is it worth it if you can find a capable Windows 10 laptop for well under $500? Here’s what you need to know.

Budget-friendly webcentric chromebooks can save you money, but is it worth it if you can find a capable Windows 10 laptop for well under $500? Here's what you need to know.

Apple MacBook (2017)

The ever-slim Apple MacBook gets a faster processor and remains a battery life champ, but a persistent dearth of connectivity ports makes it unappealing compared with the similarly priced MacBook Pro and Windows competitors.

The ever-slim Apple MacBook gets a faster processor and remains a battery life champ, but a persistent dearth of connectivity ports makes it unappealing compared with the similarly priced MacBook Pro and Windows competitors.