Best battery life
Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch (2015)
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.
Best 13-inch Windows laptop
Dell XPS 13 Non-touch (2015)
Taking a second look at the new XPS 13, this lower-end version costs less and has better battery life, but isn't as tightly designed.
Best full-time laptop, part-time tablet
Microsoft Surface Book
While it's not nearly as refined as the new fourth-gen Surface Pro, Microsoft's Surface Book is a powerful, feature-filled premium hybrid that doesn't forget it's a laptop first.