Review roundup: Framework’s modular, upgradeable, repairable laptop

Laptop computers have gotten thinner, lighter, and more powerful over the years. They’ve also gotten harder to upgrade or repair, as most PC makers have sacrificed user-accessible components to get those thin and light designs. The Framework Laptop is something different. It’s reasonably compact for a notebook with a 13.5 inch display, but it’s designed to […]

Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Nano review (2 pound notebook that punches above its weight class)

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano is a thin and light laptop that weighs just about 2 pounds and measures about 0.66 of an inch thick. But despite its compact size, the laptop is a productivity workhorse. It has a 13 inch, 2160 x 1350 display with a 16:10 aspect ratio and a matte, non-glare finish, support for […]

Review: Acer Swift 3 with Ryzen 7 4700U is a $650 laptop that punches above its class

The Acer Swift 3 line of laptops are thin, light, and designed to offer a good balance of performance, mobility, and price – and the latest version seems to very much deliver on that promise. The Acer Swift 3 (SF314-42-R9YN) is a 14 inch laptop that weighs less than 2.7 pounds, measures just over 0.6 inches thick […]

Dell XPS 13 9300 review (13.4 inch thin and light laptop with Intel Ice Lake)

The Dell XPS 13 has been setting the standard for thin and light laptops for years — and the 2020 model is the smallest to date, measuring just 11.6″ x 7.8″ x 0.6″ and weighing just 2.64 pounds. Dell accomplished that by shrinking the bezel below the display to give the laptop a 91.5 percent […]

Intel Frost Canyon NUC 10 review (with Intel Core i7-10710U Comet Lake)

Intel’s NUC computers are tiny desktop PCs that typically have laptop-class processors. But the thing about laptop processors is that some of them have gotten pretty good in recent years, offering desktop-class performance in some situations. For the past few weeks I’ve been using a new Intel NUC 10 mini PC with a Core i7-10710U […]