If you want something that's fast out of the box but don't yearn to endlessly fiddle for that last bit of speed, the Alienware 17 delivers.
The Asus ZenBook Flip S offers similar design and performance to other slim 13-inch laptops, but the generous extras included in the box make it stand out as a great value.
The redesigned Razer Blade Stealth has a more serious, sophisticated look and better battery life, but also loses its singular hook, a million-color lighting system.
A solid if somewhat uninspiring gaming laptop, the Alienware 15 is a good choice when you need fast performance but not the big screen.
You can find similar components for less, but Acer packs a lot of unique features -- and a big screen -- into the midpriced Predator Helios 300.
The Chinese company offers you an eigth-generation Intel i7, Nvidia's GeForce MX150 and a MacBook Pro design for under $1,000.
It's not as elegant as a Razer Blade or as powerful as an Alienware, but the 15-inch HP Omen is one of the better machines in its price range.
Out of all the cheap Chromebooks, the Lenovo Flex 11 is one of the only models that offers extra built-in durability.
The company also refreshes the Yoga 920 and brings the Miix 520 up to par.
Acer showed off its latest laptops and two-in-one hybrids at IFA 2017 in Berlin.
Dell's budget laptop and Alienware's maxed-out desktop receive tweaks and updates.
There are a few would-like-to-have features missing, but otherwise it looks like HP followed the rulebook for this Omen.
The durable 11-inch laptop starts at $280 and features a spill-resistant keyboard.
Asus has created a surprisingly slim Nvidia 1080 gaming laptop in the Zephyrus. It's expensive and has a few design quirks, but it's also very portable and just plain fun to use.
Asus slips a big screen into the thin body of the ZenBook 3 Deluxe, but the battery isn’t as upscale as the design.
The LG Gram 15 is an ultraportable that doesn't make you sacrifice screen size or some runtime for less weight.
If it’s something you’re planning to take on the go, the Aero 15’s gorgeous slim design and robust battery are big selling points.
It's nearly as thin as the Razer Blade.