HolidayBuyer's Guide

Best laptops of 2016

Our favorite current laptops, from budget hybrids to full-power gaming rigs.

Also recommended

  • A VR-ready laptop that won't break your back
    Origin PC Evo 15-S
  • HP's best hybrid hangs onto its last USB port
    HP Spectre x360 (late 2016)
  • With OLED and VR support, this is a 13-inch gaming laptop with almost everything
    Alienware 13 R3 (OLED)
  • Unbelievably skinny, if not always speedy
    Acer Swift 7
  • An affordable, fingerprint-resistant MacBook Air alternative
    Acer Aspire S 13
  • A digital canvas with a vanishing keyboard
    Lenovo Yoga Book
  • An affordable HP Chromebook with MacBook Air appeal
    HP Chromebook 13