The Acer Aspire 5 is a 15.6-inch thin-and-light that definitely delivers more for your money.
The new design for 2020 improves on its predecessor and strikes a good balance for photo editing, as long as you don't care about losing some connections.
Pure and simple, the Acer Nitro 5 is just a good deal with excellent mobile gaming performance for its wallet-friendly price.
The 15.6-inch Lenovo Flex 5 makes a nice alternative to a traditional mainstream laptop, especially if you've got entertainment in mind.
The Razer Blade 15-inch gaming laptop keeps up with the Nvidia RTX trend. The base model feels expensive, but the higher-end version hits a good mix of price and performance.
With its 15.6-inch display, discrete graphics and slim, two-in-one design, the C940 has the performance and flexibility to meet your laptop and desktop needs.
Acer's Predator Helios 300 delivers a lot of gaming punch in a thin laptop chassis.
HP's Pavilion Gaming 15 is a well-balanced laptop for both gaming and office or school work, without the high price or flashy looks.
The 2018 MacBook Pro 15-inch laptop delivers the serious computing muscle that power users and creative pros crave -- but everyone else should wait for the rest of the line to be updated.
The HP Pavilion Gaming Laptop is as straightforward as its name. You'll find solid gaming performance and just enough of an edge to keep things interesting.
As one of the biggest Chromebooks, the Acer laptop is perfectly priced for anyone interested in a big laptop for basic online use.
The redesigned Razer Blade moves the bar on slim gaming laptops, with better hardware and a bigger screen, but you'll need a bigger budget for it, too.
If you've bemoaned the loss of DVD burners, HDMI outputs and Ethernet jacks or you miss being able to easily add RAM and a hard drive on your own, the Acer Aspire E 15 is what you want. Its solid performance and battery life make it an even sweeter deal.
The 15-inch MacBook Pro is dead; long live the 16-inch MacBook Pro.
With an OLED main display and a supplemental monitor as well as powerful components, the Asus ZenBook Pro is a strong contender as a photo-editing champ.
The Acer Aspire 7 is solid choice if you're looking to get work done at home as well as game, create content or anything else you'd do on your average laptop.
Current 15-inch MacBook Pro owners won't feel the need to upgrade, but the handful of tweaks included here keep this expensive system at the top of the list for powerful midsize laptops.
If you're in the market for an entry-level gaming laptop with an extra durable keyboard, consider the Asus TUF Gaming FX504GD-ES51. Everyone else should keep shopping.