These top picks for laptops, desktops, hybrids, and tablets will help you give the gift of screen time.
From low-cost Chromebooks to an iMac with an incredible 5K-resolution display, there are laptops, desktops and hybrids out there for every holiday budget and for everyone in the family. These are a handful of our recent favorites.
Lenovo is changing up the popular Yoga hybrid with some design tweaks for a thinner, lighter system. The difference is that the new hinge that has the look and feel of a long section of watchband material and is constructed of more than 800 individual pieces of steel and aluminum.
In person, the new "5K" 5,120x2,880-pixel display is simply stunning, especially when displaying high-res full-screen photos and video. For a photo or video professional, it's certainly worth a serious look.
The latest Surface is thinner than its predecessors, with a larger, higher-resolution screen. You can see a dedicated push toward advancing the cause of practical usability, and this unique device really does come the closest of any Windows tablet to truly proving the grand unified theory of hybrid computing.
The relaunched Area 51 line has a unique three-sided design, which Alienware calls "triad." The flat corners of the triad shape allow you to rock the massive chassis back easily and access ports or doors with only one hand, but the real appeal will be the latest Intel and Nvidia parts for 4K-worthy gaming performance.
The simply named Acer Chromebook 13 drops the common x86 CPU for the ARM-based Nvidia K1, which allows for a smooth high-definition 13-inch screen, and the kind of 3D performance you usually only find in much more expensive products.
The Y50 Touch from Lenovo finally has nearly everything we could ask for from a gaming laptop. Good performance, a touchscreen, and a design that won't make it look like you live in a dorm. for an added boost, trade up to the 4K-display version.