Melissa RiofrioExecutive Editor, PCWorld

Melissa Riofrio spent her formative journalistic years reviewing some of the biggest iron at PCWorld--desktops, laptops, storage, printers--and she continued to focus on hardware testing during stints at Computer Currents and CNET. Currently, in addition to leading PCWorld’s content direction, she covers productivity laptops and Chromebooks.

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5 alarming facts in honor of World Password Day

May 2 is World Password Day, and software company Avira has released a report showing how data breaches are getting worse, and people's security habits aren't getting much better. Here are the most alarming facts from the study:

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Best cheap laptops: We rate the best-sellers on Amazon and Best Buy

If you have $500 (or less), we've found the best cheap laptops on Amazon and Best Buy. The ones that give you the best bang for buck. Keep reading to find our top picks.

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Best wireless keyboards: Hand-tested reviews of Bluetooth and USB models

You’re not using the crummy keyboard that came with your PC, are you? Are you? We hand-tested these wireless models to find better options for your daily driver.

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The best laptops: Premium laptops, cheap laptops, 2-in-1s, and more

From budget, to ultraportable, to gaming laptops, our top picks feature the best tech advances in laptop PCs, from new CPUs and GPUs to new materials, and include portables from HP, Dell, and Apple.

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Razer revamps the Blade Pro 17 with 9th-gen Intel Core and Nvidia RTX in a trimmer package

Razer overhauls its Blade Pro 17 with 9th-gen Intel Core and Nividia RTX, all in a smaller, lighter package.

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Acer CEO Jason Chen explains why his PCs are going niche

In our exclusive interview with Acer CEO Jason Chen, we talk about how the No. 4 PC vendor looks for growth in niche "microtrends" that bigger competitors might miss.

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I could slide the Acer Predator Helios 700's HyperDrift keyboard all day

Acer's Predator Helios 700 gaming laptop debuts the HyperDrift keyboard, which slides forward for better ventilation as well as easier typing.

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Sorry, gamers: Acer's ConceptD PCs are powerful, quiet, and cool, but made for creators

ConceptD is Acer's new brand of PCs for creative professionals using graphics-intensive applications. The product line even has Pantone, AdobeRGB, and DeltaE certifications.

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HP Spectre Folio review: This lightweight leather laptop is different in a very good way

HP's leather-wrapped Spectre Folio feels better than any metal or plastic laptop could. Performance is good, and battery life is outstanding.

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Amazon's All-new Kindle for $89.99 is priced for budget users

It's $40 less than Amazon's popular Kindle Paperwhite.

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Alienware Area-51m: We unbox and benchmark this desktop-class laptop

The Area-51m, Alienware's new flagship gaming laptop, is gorgeous outside and upgradable inside—with desktop-class parts! Watch our video to see more.

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Lenovo builds Amazon Alexa into its Smart Tab M10 and P10 Android tablets

Lenovo's Smart Tab M10 and P10 Android tablets come with a Smart Dock that turns them into Amazon Alexa displays.

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The Alienware Area-51m is a desktop-class laptop both extreme and refined

With the Alienware Area-51m gaming laptop, Dell is launching a new design as well as a desktop-class powerhouse. Here's our close look.

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Finally! The new Dell XPS 13 puts the camera in the right place

We've always loved the Dell XPS 13, except for one thing: the low-slung, nosehair-catching camera. Finally, it's at the top where it belongs.

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Dell's Inspiron 7000 2-in-1 Black Edition laptops save you from lost pens and hot panels

Dell's Inspiron 13 and 15 7000 Black Edition laptops offer special features including better thermals and a hinge that doubles as pen storage.