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By ConsumerReports.org Computer prices keep falling, so you should be able to find a good deal when you shop this holiday season. | Illustration: Sarah Jones |
Tablets may be grabbing the spotlight, but traditional computers remain the tool of choice for those who need to get serious work done. Laptop and desktop models continue to display innovations, with laptops shrinking and more touch screens coming to desktops. And tiny netbooks still make sense for many people. Here's the latest computer news: |

| Gateway NV57H26U
Photo: Courtesy gateway.com | More from ConsumerReports.org: Latest computer reviewsHDTV buying guideConsumer Reports has no relationship with any advertisers or sponsors on Yahoo! |
Great deals are plentifulLaptops that we rated Very Good or Excellent are available for $500 or less. With many models, you won't have to compromise on performance or features. For example, performance on the Gateway NV57H26U, was excellent. It's a 15.6-inch laptop with decent battery life that costs just $450. It also has an HDMI port for connecting to an HDTV for high-definition video streaming. If you need a laptop mainly for tasks such as word processing, Web browsing, and e-mail, even better deals emerge. Our ratings include a few 15.6-inch laptops for under $400. The Gateway NV55C49U ($350), Dell Inspiron I15R-526MRB ($380), and HP G62-373DX ($380) are all recommended models with good or very good performance; all three models were fast for productivity tasks. |

| Apple MacBook Air 11.6" |
Lighter and cheaper models are comingIf you're shopping for a laptop, be on the lookout for ultrabooks, new laptops that are supposed to be thinner, lighter, and less expensive than most laptops. Thirteen-inch ultrabooks will be no thicker than 0.7 inch, about 30 percent thinner than…...

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