High-End Laptop Recommendations Our holiday guides have covered a lot of products so far, and just on the laptop side of things we've looked at budget laptops, Chromebooks, and mainstream offerings – and let's not forget the related Tablets guide, which overlaps with hybrid devices. Today, we wrap up our laptop coverage with the final catch-all category: "high-end" laptops. High-end means different things to different people, and with a price range of $1500 to $3000+ (you can spend more, but we'll try to keep things at least somewhat reasonable) there are a ton of options. The bird's eye overview is that most people spending this much money on a laptop want a top quality device that also offers excellent performance, and it should have a display...

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77 by Jarred Walton on 12/5/2014

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58 by Jarred Walton on 12/1/2014

Chromebook Buyer's Guide: Holiday 2014

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64 by Jarred Walton on 11/26/2014

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54 by Jarred Walton on 11/11/2014

HP Launches Omen: A Thin Gaming Laptop

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31 by Jarred Walton on 11/4/2014

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20 by Jarred Walton on 11/3/2014

MSI GT80 Titan: A Beastly Notebook with a Cherry MX Keyboard

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34 by Jarred Walton on 10/31/2014

Alienware's Graphics Amplifier Announced - An External Video Card Chassis Shipping Soon

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80 by Ryan Smith on 10/28/2014

Alienware Launches The Alienware 13 Gaming Laptop With A Twist

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21 by Brett Howse on 10/28/2014

Investigating NVIDIA's BatteryBoost with MSI GT72

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26 by Jarred Walton on 10/23/2014

The 2014 Razer Blade Review

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69 by Brett Howse on 10/10/2014

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65 by Brett Howse on 10/9/2014

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52 by Jarred Walton on 10/8/2014

More GeForce GTX 980M/970M Notebooks

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9 by Jarred Walton on 10/7/2014

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66 by Jarred Walton on 10/7/2014

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13 by Jarred Walton on 10/7/2014

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16 by Ryan Smith on 10/6/2014

HP Announces Low Cost Stream Laptops And Tablets

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49 by Brett Howse on 9/29/2014

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