Laptops

Lenovo IdeaPad 100S Chromebook
REVIEW

Lenovo IdeaPad 100S Chromebook

The Lenovo 100S Chromebook delivers on the promise of adequate performance at a low price, but dirt-cheap Windows 10 machines have it beat there.

3 stars Editors' rating on February 4, 2016
Origin PC Eon17-SLX
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Origin PC Eon17-SLX ( 2016)

The Origin PC Eon17-SLX is very expensive, and none too pretty, but also one of the only gaming laptops with the specialized components needed for VR hardware such as the Oculus Rift.

4 stars Editors' rating on February 4, 2016

MSRP: $3,305.00

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Asus ROG G752
REVIEW

Asus ROG G752

Asus carries its Republic of Gamers line forward with a modern-feeling overhaul, but the new Intel processors in the G752 are matched with graphics cards more than a year old.

4 stars Editors' rating on January 28, 2016
HP Spectre x2
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HP Spectre x2 ( 12-a001dx)

HP's slim, attractive Spectre x2 follows the road not taken by Microsoft's Surface Pro, using lower-power processors to keep the price down, as well as packing in the must-have keyboard cover.

4 stars Editors' rating on January 14, 2016
Alienware 13
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Alienware 13 ( 2016)

The new Alienware 13 is replacing its highest-resolution screen with a speedy and beautiful OLED alternative -- at no extra cost.

MSRP: $1,499.00

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MSI GT72S Tobii
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MSI GT72S Tobii

Eye-tracking laptops, cylindrical gaming rigs -- and an all-in-one with junk in the trunk.

Pricing not available

Razer Blade Stealth
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Razer Blade Stealth

Starting at just $999, Razer's latest laptop combines powerful parts with an attractive design. It can also add external graphics muscle, charge and transfer data via a single cable.

Dell Latitude 11 5000
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Dell Latitude 11 5000

The Dell Latitude 11 5175 is a midrange Windows hybrid that your IT department will love.

Samsung Notebook 9
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Samsung Notebook 9 ( 13-inch)

The new 15-inch and 13-inch Samsung Notebook 9 are made of a light, strong magnesium alloy.

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HP EliteBook Folio G1
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HP EliteBook Folio G1

This laptop looks and feels a lot like Apple's 12-inch MacBook, but runs Windows and offers a 4K display.

MSRP: $999.00

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HP Pavilion x2
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HP Pavilion x2 ( 12-inch)

The Pavilion x2 moves its magnetic pull-apart hinge into a 12-inch model.

HP Spectre x360
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HP Spectre x360 ( 15-inch)

The Spectre x360 gets a 15-inch version, while the original 13-inch model goes OLED.

Lenovo Ideapad Y900
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Lenovo Ideapad Y900

The new Ideapad Y900 bumps up its graphics options and adds overclocking.

MSRP: $1,999.00

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Lenovo Yoga 900S
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Lenovo Yoga 900S

The Lenovo Yoga 900S changes colors again, but also gets easier to carry.

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Acer Aspire V Nitro
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Acer Aspire V Nitro ( 2016)

Acer's newest gaming laptop, launched at CES 2016, packs an Intel RealSense camera. In tandem with Windows Hello software, it lets you login by scanning your eye.

MSRP: $1,099.00

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Acer Chromebook 11
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Acer Chromebook 11 ( 2016)

A low price and a tougher shell could make this laptop ideal for students -- or klutzes. Acer also unveiled the Chromebase 24, a Chome-powered all-in-one desktop PC.

Acer Aspire Switch 12 S
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Acer Aspire Switch 12 S

A bigger display and an aluminum chassis make for a premium device at a premium price.

MSRP: $999.00

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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga
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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga

This CES 2016 debut is the first hybrid with a brilliant OLED screen.

Lenovo ThinkPad 13
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Lenovo ThinkPad 13

At CES 2016, Lenovo offers an inexpensive, mil-spec-tested 13-inch laptop with USB-C, plus a flood of ThinkPad updates.

MSRP: $449.00

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HP Star Wars Special Edition Notebook
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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.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on December 10, 2015
Lenovo IdeaPad 100S
REVIEW

Lenovo IdeaPad 100S ( silver)

The Lenovo Ideapad 100S has the best keyboard we've seen on a low-budget laptop, and more than enough battery life to get through day, but a dated touchpad holds it back.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on December 5, 2015
0 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Samsung Ativ Book 9 Pro
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Samsung Ativ Book 9 Pro

Two machines with sturdy aluminum frames, plenty of ports and ultra-high-res touchscreens.

Toshiba Satellite Radius 12
REVIEW

Toshiba Satellite Radius 12 ( P25W-C2300-4K)

Buyers who plan to take full advantage of the Toshiba Satellite Radius 12's excellent 4K screen might get their money's worth. If you want a computer for getting work done, look elsewhere.

3 stars Editors' rating on November 11, 2015
Lenovo Yoga 900
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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.

4 stars Editors' rating on November 11, 2015
5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
LG gram 14
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LG gram 14

LG takes on the major premium laptop players with the expensive Gram 14. It's light and highly portable, but suffers from some first-gen missteps.

3 stars Editors' rating on November 4, 2015
Microsoft Surface Book
REVIEW

Microsoft Surface Book

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.

4 stars Editors' rating on October 21, 2015
2.8 stars User rating out of 10 votes
HP Chromebook 14
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HP Chromebook 14 ( 2015)

For the same price as other Chrome OS laptops, HP's new Chromebook includes a high-res display.

Dell XPS 15
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Dell XPS 15 ( 2015)

Along with getting the latest Intel processors, Dell claims the "world's smallest" title for the 15- and 13-inch models with "virtually borderless" displays.

HP Stream 11
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HP Stream 11 ( 2015)

A new screen and slimmer body make this an even better bargain.

HP Pavilion x2
REVIEW

HP Pavilion x2 ( 2015)

Easily the best-looking Atom-powered hybrid in its price range, the HP Pavilion x2 is still a few tweaks away from being a budget standout.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on September 27, 2015