From its curved-edge HDR display to its AI-enhanced webcam to its amazingly small design, the Lenovo IdeaPad S940 epitomizes a premium ultraportable -- right down to its high price.
This minor refresh features an eighth-gen Intel processor, more RAM and storage for the same price.
If you're thinking of making a Chromebook your primary home computer, this 15.6-inch HP is an excellent place to start.
The $249 Samsung Chromebook is a good extra computer for cloud-loving Google-centric Web users.
The Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED is an all-around winner for prosumer creatives who don't need pen or touch support.
A fresh look and comfortable feel make HP’s 11-inch budget Chromebook an appealing bet, especially for households that need a cheap no-frills Web-surfing Google Netbook. If you’re not thinking about productivity, though, you’re better off with a tablet.
Alienware's m15 R2 delivers immersive gaming performance in a thin, vibrant design that looks like the future of portable gaming. Just make sure you give it plenty of room to breathe.
The 15-inch Yoga C740 is an attractive pen-enabled two-in-one that's a great match if you want something for work and entertainment at home.
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.
With a handful of subtle improvements, the updated 12-inch Apple MacBook is more of a mainstream machine, but remains a few tweaks away from being the best laptop on the market.
Budget shoppers take note: the extremely aggressively priced HP Pavilion g4-1215dx is a worthwhile laptop pick for those who want a basic, cheap computer. It's hard to find a decent laptop for less--and we've seen lesser laptops that cost more.
With impressive performance for its size and long battery life, the Asus ZenBook 13 UX331UN is hard to pass up for the price if you want a travel-friendly laptop for school or business.
MSI's Prestige 15 gets you more performance than your average thin-and-light laptop and a great color-accurate display.
The ThinkPad Edge 15 is designed for serious business folks that want to appear trendy. We're not convinced though. Call us cynical, but its fancy lid (available in red or a choice of matte or glossy black) give it an air of mutton dressed as lamb
For creative work, it's still top-notch, but the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar is no longer a no-brainer buy.
The Lenovo ThinkPad X220 packs in a new Intel Core i5 CPU and can run all day (depending on how you use it). With a 12.5-inch display, it's just a bit smaller than a 13-inch laptop, and it feels like an excellent compromise for frequent travelers.
Lenovo tries something new with the semi-hybrid IdeaPad Flex 14. The fold-back hinge is of dubious practical use, as it doesn't fold all the way down into a tablet, but if you pick the right configuration, this is still a good, inexpensive Core i5 laptop, even without the gimmicks.
Dell's G5 15 still rises to the top as one of the best entry-level gaming laptops you can buy despite being just a minor update from its predecessor.