Laptops

Asus Chromebook Flip
REVIEW

Asus Chromebook Flip

A Chromebook that manages to add hybrid features without driving up the price, the Asus Flip C100 trades speed for long battery life.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on July 9, 2015
Lenovo Yoga 3 14
REVIEW

Lenovo Yoga 3 14

With better battery life and performance than the Yoga 3 Pro (not to mention a lower price), the Yoga 3 14 is one of the best hybrid deals around.

4 stars Editors' rating on June 25, 2015
3 stars User rating out of 4 votes
Lenovo Yoga 3 14
REVIEW

Lenovo Yoga 3 14 (MultiTouch, 2.40GHz 1600MHz 4MB)

With better battery life and performance than the Yoga 3 Pro (not to mention a lower price), the Yoga 3 14 is one of the best hybrid deals around.

4 stars Editors' rating on June 25, 2015
Apple MacBook Pro
REVIEW

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.

4 stars Editors' rating on June 10, 2015
Lenovo LaVie Z 360
REVIEW

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.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on June 3, 2015
Lenovo LaVie Z HZ550
REVIEW

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.

4 stars Editors' rating on May 26, 2015
Apple MacBook Air 2015
REVIEW

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.

4 stars Editors' rating on May 6, 2015
4 stars User rating out of 3 votes
Razer Blade
REVIEW

Razer Blade ( 2015, QHD+)

Whether it's for gaming, multimedia enjoyment, work or all of the above, the Razer Blade is a fantastic choice if you need high performance but don't want to sacrifice mobility to get it.

4 stars Editors' rating on April 29, 2015
4 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Nextbook Ares 11
REVIEW

Nextbook Ares 11

Although affordable, the Nextbook Ares 11 isn't fit to be your next workstation or tablet. You'd be better off investing in an inexpensive Chromebook.

2.5 stars Editors' rating on April 28, 2015
1 star User rating out of 1 vote
Samsung Ativ Book 9
REVIEW

Samsung Ativ Book 9 ( 2015)

This very usable 12-inch laptop is a good, if expensive, tool for websurfing and casual use, but would benefit from better battery life.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on April 16, 2015
Hisense Chromebook
REVIEW

Hisense Chromebook

The Hisense Chromebook offers just enough power and comfort for far less money than the competition.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on April 11, 2015
Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi
REVIEW

Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi ( Signature Edition)

This good-looking fanless hybrid works as a slim Windows tablet or an ultra-portable laptop, but still suffers from the same awkward marriage of base and screen as many hybrids.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on March 22, 2015
Acer Chromebook 15
REVIEW

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.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on March 17, 2015
Apple MacBook Pro with Retina display 2015
REVIEW

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.

4 stars Editors' rating on March 17, 2015
4.4 stars User rating out of 8 votes
Apple MacBook Pro with Retina display 2015
REVIEW

Apple MacBook Pro with Retina display 2015 ( 13-inch, 256GB)

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.

4 stars Editors' rating on March 17, 2015
Google Chromebook Pixel
REVIEW

Google Chromebook Pixel ( 2015)

The updated Chromebook Pixel sets the bar for high-end for Chrome OS hardware, but its browser-based operating system imposes far too many limitations to justify its lofty price point.

3 stars Editors' rating on March 17, 2015
5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Acer Aspire V Nitro 7-591G-70JY
REVIEW

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.

4 stars Editors' rating on February 24, 2015
Dell XPS 13 Non-Touch
REVIEW

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.

4 stars Editors' rating on February 24, 2015
3 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Dell XPS 13 Touch
REVIEW

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.

4 stars Editors' rating on January 14, 2015
HP Stream Notebook
REVIEW

HP Stream Notebook ( 11.6-inch, magenta)

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.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on November 24, 2014
Toshiba Chromebook 2
REVIEW

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.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on November 14, 2014
4.4 stars User rating out of 4 votes
Asus ROG G751JY-DH72X
REVIEW

Asus ROG G751JY-DH72X

One of the first laptops that can drive games at 4K resolutions, the Asus G751 is an expensive but capable alternative to gaming desktops.

4 stars Editors' rating on November 10, 2014
Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro
REVIEW

Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro

The Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro has a breakthrough design, but requires careful consideration of the trade-offs required, particularly battery life.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on November 4, 2014
2.4 stars User rating out of 7 votes
Samsung Chromebook 2
REVIEW

Samsung Chromebook 2 ( 11.6-inch, Intel Celeron)

Samsung keeps the nice-looking design of its previous 11.6-inch Chromebook 2 while making it a little more durable and puts live support help just a click away, making it a noteworthy update to the company's Chrome-computing lineup.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on October 31, 2014
Lenovo Y50 Touch 4K UHD
REVIEW

Lenovo Y50 Touch 4K UHD

One of our favorite gaming laptops get a sharp 4K display that will make all kinds of content look better, although it's a bit of a tease, as you can't actually crank most games up to that resolution.

4 stars Editors' rating on October 27, 2014
1 star User rating out of 2 votes
Lenovo N20 Chromebook
REVIEW

Lenovo N20 Chromebook

Lenovo's N20p is a long-lasting touchscreen Chromebook with a design on the sharper side of budget, but its semi-hybrid hinge feels like a half measure.

4 stars Editors' rating on September 24, 2014
Lenovo ThinkPad 11e
REVIEW

Lenovo ThinkPad 11e ( Chrome, touchscreen)

The education-aimed Yoga 11e Chromebook bends into several useful hybrid shapes, but it's also too thick and rugged for commuters who want lightweight hardware for their lightweight operating system.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on September 19, 2014
4.5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Lenovo ThinkPad 11e
REVIEW

Lenovo ThinkPad 11e ( Chrome, non-touch)

The education-aimed Yoga 11e Chromebook bends into several useful hybrid shapes, but it's also too thick and rugged for commuters who want lightweight hardware for their lightweight operating system.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on September 19, 2014

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Digital Storm Krypton
REVIEW

Digital Storm Krypton

The bulky, dated body of the Digital Storm Krypton doesn't feel particularly high-end, but it's great at running games at high detail settings, and can be configured to provide excellent bang for your buck.

4 stars Editors' rating on September 15, 2014
Dell Inspiron 14 5000
REVIEW

Dell Inspiron 14 5000

For those in need of an inexpensive thin-and-light laptop for home or school (but not necessarily the thinnest or lightest), the Dell Inspiron 14 5000 series is worth putting on your list despite its imperfections.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on September 12, 2014

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