Samsung Notebook 7 Spin ( 15-inch, 16GB RAM)
Samsung's latest two-in-one laptop range adds in fast charging and a video HDR mode but you might need a reinforced bag for the weight.
Samsung Notebook 9 ( 15-inch)
Despite not decisively beating the competition in any one area, the Samsung Notebook 9 comes close across the board, making it a safe, if not exactly exciting choice for a slim 15-inch laptop.
Acer Predator 15 ( G9-591-74KN)
The Acer Predator 15 one of the fastest gaming laptops we've tested, and wisely adds extra cooling to handle high-end parts in a smaller 15-inch body.
HP Star Wars Special Edition Notebook
HP has created a fun piece of fan service with the Star Wars Special Edition Notebook, marrying Star Wars content to a reasonably priced mainstream 15-inch laptop.
Samsung Ativ Book 9 Pro
Two machines with sturdy aluminum frames, plenty of ports and ultra-high-res touchscreens.
Lenovo IdeaPad Y700
Lenovo's Y-series gaming laptops get new CPUs, plus gamer-centric accessories.
Apple MacBook Pro ( 15-inch, 2015)
Current 15-inch MacBook Pro owners won't feel the need to upgrade, but the handful of tweaks included here keep this expensive system at the top of the list for powerful midsize laptops.
HP Omen Pro
The Omen Pro mobile workstation takes a few cues from HP's gaming wares.
Acer Chromebook 15 ( white, 32GB)
If your one gripe about Chromebooks is the small screen sizes, the Acer Chromebook 15 is the solution and it's a very nice solution at that.
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.