Unlike the Microsoft tablet hybrid, Acer's version comes with the must-have keyboard cover included.
You can dive into the various subcategories here for detailed suggestions for every need and budget, but on this page, we present the current laptops that are our personal favorites, because of style, power, value, or just because we like them.
For $499 (or $399 if purchased with a Razer Blade Stealth laptop), you can connect a desktop graphics card to any compatible laptop.
The Dell XPS 15 is a premium-feeling 4K laptop that outdoes the MacBook Pro in several categories. Its bezel-free design should be the gold standard going forward.
The new 15-inch and 13-inch Samsung Notebook 9 are made of a light, strong magnesium alloy.
While the upcoming 12-inch MacBook has all the buzz, this 13-inch system gets a handful of updates to remain a top choice for combining power and portability.
That boring black obelisk look notwithstanding, the Dell Inspiron 15 7000 is a great PC for gaming on the cheap.
The HP Stream laptop deftly balances fashion and function at a rock-bottom price.
This 12.9mm-thick Chromebook has new Core M processors and a high-res display.
With a handful of subtle improvements, the updated 12-inch Apple MacBook is more of a mainstream machine, but remains a few tweaks away from being the best laptop on the market.
If you're looking for a full-featured Windows laptop with major bang for the buck, the HP Spectre x360 is it.