Laptops

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
Apple MacBook Air 2015
REVIEW

Apple MacBook Air 2015 ( 13-inch, 256GB)

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
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+, 512GB)

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
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
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
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
4.9 stars User rating out of 6 votes
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
Acer Aspire V Nitro 7-791G-77JJ
REVIEW

Acer Aspire V Nitro 7-791G-77JJ

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
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 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 1 vote
Lenovo N20P Chromebook
REVIEW

Lenovo N20P 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, 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
Origin PC Eon17-S
REVIEW

Origin PC Eon17-S ( 2014)

The big-screen Origin PC Eon17-S gaming laptop won't win any design contests, and isn't particularly portable, but our high-end config was great where it counted -- running new games at high detail settings.

4 stars Editors' rating on August 20, 2014
Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display
REVIEW

Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display ( 15-inch, 2014, 512GB)

While the small updates to the 2014 model aren't enough for most existing users to upgrade, Apple's excellent 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro is still our go-to laptop of choice for shoppers at the high end.

4 stars Editors' rating on August 6, 2014
Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display
REVIEW

Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display ( 15-inch, 2014, 256GB)

While the small updates to the 2014 model aren't enough for most existing users to upgrade, Apple's excellent 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro is still our go-to laptop of choice for shoppers at the high end.

4 stars Editors' rating on August 6, 2014
4.3 stars User rating out of 2 votes