This minor refresh features an eighth-gen Intel processor, more RAM and storage for the same price.
The Lenovo Chromebook C340-11 is a budget-friendly two-in-one for students looking for the basics.
Apple keeps the latest MacBook Air updates on the inside, but greatly improved battery life and a lower starting price make up for a lack of flashy design changes.
The Lenovo ThinkPad T420 is as straight-up and unassuming as a business laptop can be on the surface, souped up with faster performance, long battery life, and a flexible selection of ports under the hood.
The 13.3-inch Lenovo Yoga 730 doesn't change much from last year, but what Lenovo added definitely improves the package to keep it one of the best thin-and-light two-in-ones you can buy.
Dell's Latitude E6420 isn't a massively exciting machine, but it is a solid business unit that should handle most tasks that you throw at it.
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.
Despite retaining the same price and look as last year's model, the new 13-inch MacBook Pro's significant CPU and fantastic battery life make it one of the top laptops we've reviewed, provided you can live with passable integrated graphics.
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.
You can find similar components for less, but Acer packs a lot of unique features -- and a big screen -- into the midpriced Predator Helios 300.
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.
The bold Alienware Alpha makes good on many parts of its promise to meld the gaming PC and living room game console, but there are still too many rough edges to make this a true console killer.
Alienware's m17 makes respectably few design sacrifices despite cramming huge power into a relatively thin frame.
For those who want an excellent ultraportable laptop with more than just the latest Intel processors, the Sony Vaio Pro 13 Touch is it.
The Swift 1 is cheap, looks nice and has a good battery -- just don't give it anything more difficult to do than web browsing.
HP's inventive two-in-one hybrid is fun to use and show off, but its ambitious hinge design can get in the way at times.
The design is revolutionary, but Apple's MacBook Air will appeal to a smaller, more specialized audience than the standard MacBook, thanks to a stripped-down set of connections and features.
In the ultracompetitive market of midrange convertibles, the Acer Spin 3 fails to stand out.