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 Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon is a best-in-class ultraportable that combines premium design appeal with business-grade privacy and security features.
With the new XPS 13 2-in-1, Dell finally has a convertible that's just as great as its XPS 13 laptop. Just make sure you get all the components you need up front.
Dell's Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming laptop was already a favorite for the money and its updated design and features only sweeten the deal.
While it doesn't necessarily stand out in a crowded field, the Surface Laptop has a great design and is a solid, travel-friendly clamshell PC.
While the small updates to the 2014 model aren't enough for most existing users to upgrade, Apple's excellent 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro is still our go-to laptop of choice for shoppers at the high end.
The MacBook Air lives to fight another day, thanks to its mainstream price and long battery life, but this classic laptop is definitely in its twilight.
The Acer Helios 500 is a big-screen 17-inch laptop that has some excellent components and doesn't cost a fortune, but also offers few surprises.
An inexpensive Windows laptop for undemanding tasks, the Acer Aspire 1 offers just enough to get the basics done.
While the Dell G7 15 is a fine gaming laptop, it's not the best deal compared to others, including Dell's own G5 15.
The 15-inch MacBook Pro is dead; long live the 16-inch MacBook Pro.
The classic MacBook Air makes some big improvements and even cuts the starting price, making it hard to beat for students, creatives and almost anyone else.
Maintains its title as one of the best all-around general-purpose 13-inch Windows laptops you can buy.
If you can live with the battery life and don't mind spending $800 to $1,000, put the Asus Chromebook Flip C436 on your shortlist.
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.
If lightweight, all-day battery life and a large screen size are your top must-haves for your next laptop, the LG Gram 15 is worth the expense.
Acer's 17.3-inch Nitro 5's king-size screen and smooth performance give you an immersive gaming experience that's bigger than its price.
This year's 11-inch MacBook Air improves on last year's model in several significant ways and is by far the fastest ultraportable you're likely to find, though some users will consider the limited flash storage space to be a hindrance.