Intel 12th-gen laptops are here: 5 things you need to know

Intel's latest top-of-the-line laptop CPU is a clear winner, but not in every way.

Desktop machines might take home the prize in absolute raw power, but most users are still going with laptops for practicality and ease of use. So the new 12th-gen Alder Lake Intel processors, now freshly available in portable form, are a welcome upgrade for those who need their premium processing in a to-go package.