Acer Aspire V Nitro 7-591G-70JY
A thinner, lighter gaming laptop, the Acer Aspire V Nitro Black Edition satisfies with an excellent screen and performance and understated good looks.
Dell XPS 13 Non-Touch ( Core i5, 4GB, 128GB)
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.
Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 ( Android, 8-inch)
Practical, portable and affordable, the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 is a great option for casual, everyday use.
Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 ( Windows, 10-inch)
If you're willing to overlook the flawed keyboard dock, the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 with Windows offers the full Windows 8 experience in an inexpensive package.
Dell XPS 13 Touch ( Core i5, 8GB, 128GB)
This new Dell XPS 13 is the first great laptop of 2015, but it owes that title more to a smart design revamp than Intel's new processors.
Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 ( Android, 10-inch)
The Yoga Tablet 2's unique design can't overshadow its tragically stripped-down UI and irregular performance issues.
HP Omen 15-5010nr
HP shakes up the world of gaming laptops with unique-looking and highly portable Omen. It offers very capable performance in PC games, despite being stuck with a last-gen graphics card.
Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 Pro ( Android, 13-inch)
The Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 Pro's design is great for at-home use and the built-in projector is handy for watching video or making presentations, but the UI is too stripped down.
HP Stream 11.6
The HP Stream 11 aims to be a cloud-focused laptop, much like a Chromebook, but with the added utility of Windows 8. It's a rock-bottom budget laptop, so don't get your hopes up, but the battery life is impressive.
Toshiba Chromebook 2
If you're looking for an all-around solid Chrome OS experience -- with one of the best screens we've seen on a Chromebook -- the Toshiba Chromebook 2 should be your starting point.