With a new design that catches up to the competition, Dell's XPS 13 remains one of the best all-around 13-inch laptops, but everyone's biggest gripe remains unchanged.
Dell's Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming laptop was already a favorite for the money and its updated design and features only sweeten the deal.
The Lenovo Flex cuts some corners but ultimately delivers as an affordable combination laptop and tablet, if you keep expectations in check.
Whether you need a 13-inch portable or a 15-inch workhorse, the Dell Inspiron 7000 2-in-1 offers unheard-of value for money. You can invest in an external battery pack to extend its battery life.
It's not quite as sweet a deal as last year's model was, but the Dell Inspiron 13 7000 is still one of the best sub-$999 laptop options out there.
Dell's XPS 15 2-in-1 moves the 15.6-inch convertible category forward with a host of premium features, but the overall design does require some sacrifice.
This sharp-looking gaming laptop packs in graphics power, but spending a bit more might be a wiser long-term investment.
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 limited edition Acer Predator 21 X is equal parts Insanely powerful and crazy cool -- you just need a lottery win or random inheritance to afford it.
HP's Envy 13 is a pretty good notebook, but why settle for good? Dell, Lenovo, and even HP sell better thin-and-light laptops.
The barely portable MSI GT83VR, with dual graphics cards and a desktop-style mechanical keyboard, is for the gamer who wants something different and is willing to pay for it.
Other laptops offer the same mainstream graphics power for less, but the Asus ROG Strix GL753 dresses it up with a nice display and game-friendly extras.
Powerful with a great screen, the Dell XPS 15 delivers solid gaming and affordable mobile workstation-class performance in a relatively compact package.
With increased performance and battery life, Dell's premium ultraportable XPS 13 remains easy to recommend.
Dell has revamped its gaming line, including the new Alienware 14. The design changes don't go nearly far enough, but no complaints about the performance.
The Lenovo ThinkPad 13 isn’t going to turn any heads, but it’s a fine budget laptop for simple needs and features a solid keyboard.
The new 15.6-inch Yoga 720 sheds some bezel and gains graphics power and active pen support.
HP's take on the 12-inch Core M laptop could use a few design tweaks, but it evokes the best parts of Apple's 12-inch MacBook, with better value and more options.