Lenovo ThinkPad 13 ( silver)
A travel-friendly, tough business laptop, the Lenovo ThinkPad 13 delivers essentials for work or school.
Samsung Notebook 9 ( 13-inch)
The new 15-inch and 13-inch Samsung Notebook 9 are made of a light, strong magnesium alloy.
Lenovo Yoga 900 ( 900-13ISK, silver)
Lenovo clearly listened to feedback about last year's high-end Yoga, keeping the excellent overall design but boosting the specs to match other premium 13-inch laptops.
Microsoft Surface Book ( 256GB, Core i5, 8GB, dGPU)
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.
Toshiba KIRAbook 13 i7s1 Touch
The Toshiba Kirabook is still a worthwhile high-end Windows alternative to a Retina MacBook Pro, but it could use a little of that Apple secret sauce for its touchpad.
Lenovo LaVie Z 360 ( 2.40GHz 1600MHz 4MB)
The Lenovo LaVie Z is an impressive engineering feat, but unless you need the touch screen and 360-degree hinge, stick with the less-expensive, lighter, non-touch model.
Lenovo LaVie Z HZ550
Despite a few design quirks make it feel less than premium, the Lenovo LaVie Z can't be beat for a combination of light weight and processor power.
Apple MacBook Air 2015 ( 13-inch, 128GB)
While still a great all-around useful laptop, the 13-inch MacBook Air is stuck with a lower-res display and a design that's no longer cutting-edge.
Apple MacBook Pro with Retina display 2015 ( 13-inch, 128GB)
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.
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.