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.
Apple MacBook 2016 ( 256GB, silver)
With a handful of subtle improvements, the updated 12-inch Apple MacBook is more of a mainstream machine, but remains a few tweaks away from being the best laptop on the market.
HP Stream 11-R010NR
The HP Stream laptop deftly balances fashion and function at a rock-bottom price.
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.
Samsung Notebook 9 ( 13-inch)
The new 15-inch and 13-inch Samsung Notebook 9 are made of a light, strong magnesium alloy.
Lenovo IdeaPad 100S
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.
Toshiba Satellite Radius 12 ( P20W-CST3N02)
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.
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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.
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.
Acer Switch 10 E ( 32GB SSD, Gray)
Despite extra storage space and a pleasing design, the Acer Switch 10 E suffers from a low-budget feel.