Welcome to CNET's The Best. This is our new show that tries to answer one simple question, "What's the best?" In this first installment, we try to crown one laptop (premium midsize category, that is) as the king of the hill with the help of CNET Senior Managing Editor Dan Ackerman.
Dan uses his years of expertise to put four
through the wringer -- the
Acer Swift 7
Apple MacBook Air
, the Dell XPS 13 and the
Razer Blade Stealth
. They're judged on five criteria: battery life, design, portability, performance and value. Just remember, even the worst of the group is still a really great laptop.
In the future, we'll find the
, the best
and more. Keep an eye out on CNET's YouTube channel for new episodes!