Laptops

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 27 May 2015

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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 7 May 2015
5 stars User rating out of 2 votes
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 28 April 2015
1 star User rating out of 1 vote

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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 16 April 2015

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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 11 April 2015

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Apple MacBook
REVIEW

Apple MacBook ( 2015)

If you can live with its limitations, the new 12-inch MacBook delivers a groundbreaking design that points the way to the next chapter in laptops.

4 stars Editors' rating on 9 April 2015
3 stars User rating out of 12 votes

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Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi
REVIEW

Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi

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 23 March 2015

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Acer Chromebook 15
REVIEW

Acer Chromebook 15

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 18 March 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 17 March 2015
4.8 stars User rating out of 4 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 17 March 2015