Stories by By Yardena Arar

Laptop buying guide 2013: How to find the right notebook for you

Anyone in the market for a new laptop this year has a lot to consider before parting with some cold hard cash. You still have to weigh the usual choices--display type, CPU, memory, graphics, hard disk, battery life and weight/footprint. But entirely new form factors give you even more to choose from. New mobile CPUs from Intel and AMD have upped the ante, too--not only in terms of processor speed, but with graphics performance and battery life as well.