Laptop forums

CNET's laptops forums is the best source for finding help, troubleshooting, and getting buying advice from a community of experts. Discussion topics include upgrading your laptop, installing laptop components, Netbooks, tablet PCs, MacBooks, ThinkPads, Dell laptops, and HP laptops.

  • Laptop buying advice

    Thinking of buying a laptop? Get buying advice, tips, and recommendations
    from your fellow community members and experts.

  • Laptop troubleshooting

    Got problems with your laptop? Ask for help here and discuss solutions
    to get you running again.

  • Laptop hardware components and upgrades

    Discuss anything around laptop hardware upgrades and components
    --ranging from processors, RAM, and hard drives, to CD/DVD drives.

  • Mac laptops

    Discuss Apple's laptop computers including MacBook, MacBook Pro,
    MacBook Air, PowerBook, and iBook, ranging from troubleshooting to buying advice

  • Gaming laptops

    Discuss everything about gaming laptops, from budget ones to the
    hardcore rigs.

  • Netbooks

    Discuss anything and everything on mini-laptops and ultraportable PCs.

  • Tablets

    Discuss anything to do with tablet devices, from the Apple iPad to the HP Slate.

  • Laptop accessories

    Discuss everything you've ever wanted about laptop accessories, including
    mice, cooling pads, and backpacks, just to name a few!

  • Miscellaneous laptop discussions

    Can't find a specific laptop forum to post your question in? Give this forum
    a try. Here you'll find a wide range and variety of laptop discussions.

Operating systems

  • Windows 7

    Discussions cover Windows 7 installation, driver problems, crashes, upgrading,
    and other Windows 7-related questions

  • Windows Vista

    Discussions cover Windows Vista installation, driver problems, crashes, upgrading,
    and other Windows Vista-related questions

  • Windows XP

    Discussions cover Windows installation, driver problems, crashes, upgrading,
    and other Windows XP-related questions

  • Mac OS X

    Discuss all system aspects of Mac OS X.

  • Mac OS classic

    Discuss all system aspects of the Mac OS before OS X.

  • Linux

    Discussions cover Linux installation, Ubuntu, Linux distributions, open source,
    dual-booting Windows and Linux, Fedora Core, SuSE, Enlightenment, and
    other Linux-related questions.

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