That boring black obelisk look notwithstanding, the Dell Inspiron 15 7000 is a great PC for gaming on the cheap.
The Razer Blade Stealth is a rare mix of slick design, great performance and top-notch value in a laptop -- but the great-looking 4K screen on the top-end model takes a major hit on battery life.
Acer's Chromebook R 11 has a neat hybrid design and the price is right, but simpler, non-touch devices offer better value.
The Dell XPS 15 is a premium-feeling 4K laptop that outdoes the MacBook Pro in several categories. Its bezel-free design should be the gold standard going forward.
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 Lenovo 100S Chromebook delivers on the promise of adequate performance at a low price, but dirt-cheap Windows 10 machines have it beat there.
The Origin PC Eon17-SLX is very expensive, and none too pretty, but also one of the only gaming laptops with the specialized components needed for VR hardware such as the Oculus Rift.
Asus carries its Republic of Gamers line forward with a modern-feeling overhaul, but the new Intel processors in the G752 are matched with graphics cards more than a year old.
For those willing to pay top dollar for a stylish, functional, highly portable PC, the Vaio Z Flip is impressive -- but you might do better with a Lenovo Yoga 900, MacBook Pro or Microsoft Surface Book.
HP's slim, attractive Spectre x2 follows the road not taken by Microsoft's Surface Pro, using lower-power processors to keep the price down, as well as packing in the must-have keyboard cover.
Eye-tracking laptops, cylindrical gaming rigs -- and an all-in-one with junk in the trunk.
The Dell Latitude 11 5175 is a midrange Windows hybrid that your IT department will love.
The new Dell Inspiron 11 3000 looks like a good deal for the money.
The new 15-inch and 13-inch Samsung Notebook 9 are made of a light, strong magnesium alloy.
The Pavilion x2 moves its magnetic pull-apart hinge into a 12-inch model.
The Spectre x360 gets a 15-inch version, while the original 13-inch model goes OLED.
Acer's newest gaming laptop, launched at CES 2016, packs an Intel RealSense camera. In tandem with Windows Hello software, it lets you login by scanning your eye.
A low price and a tougher shell could make this laptop ideal for students -- or klutzes. Acer also unveiled the Chromebase 24, a Chome-powered all-in-one desktop PC.