Razer Blade Stealth ( 512GB, UHD)
The Razer Blade Stealth is a rare mix of slick design, great performance and top-notch value in a laptop -- but the great-looking 4K screen on the top-end model takes a major hit on battery life.
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.
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 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.
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Toshiba Portege Z20t
Like the Z10t before it, the Portege Z20t is a tablet-and-keyboard combo, but that's just about where the similarities end.
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.
Lenovo ThinkPad Helix ( 2014)
The 11.6-inch convertible gets thinner, lighter, and more efficient, with redesigned keyboards that can bring the Helix up to 12 hours of battery life.
Asus Zenbook UX305
Asus' new Zenbook UX305, announced at the IFA show in Berlin, is just 12.3mm thick and weighs less than 1kg.
Asus Zenbook UX301LA-DH71T
Asus was one of the first PC makers to go ultra-thin with its Zenbook line. That latest UX301 version packs in nearly every high-end spec you'd want, but it's priced out of reach for most, and lacks an all-day battery.
Kirabook 13-i7s-touch Ultrabook
The design of Toshiba's high-end Kirabook hasn't changed since last year, but it has aged gracefully. The components get an update and the battery life gets a big boost, making this an all-around excellent, but expensive, ultrabook.