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.
On top of a satisfying visual refresh of Alienware's highest-end laptop, the Area-51m offers plenty of processing overhead from desktop CPUs and the latest RTX GPUs. There's promise of potentially great future upgradability, but it's not yet been proven.
The HP Pavilion Chromebook 14 advances the argument for Chrome as a low-cost mainstream computing environment, but the laptop's most noteworthy feature is a slightly bigger screen.
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 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.
LG once again shows it knows how to make an excellent ultralight two-in-one with killer battery life.
With its updated components, new privacy options and updated aluminum chassis, the ThinkPad X1 Yoga keeps its crown as a top business 2-in-1.
The Lenovo Chromebook C340-11 is a budget-friendly two-in-one for students looking for the basics.
The Toshiba Satellite L300 is the perfect budget laptop — simply designed and passable in performance.
The ProBook 6460B is all business, for better or for worse. Nobody's going to get overly excited by it, but as a workhorse it's certainly got some appeal.
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.
Acer's variation on the budget E1-472G Aspire laptop has good guts but an underwhelming exterior and design, and also lacks a touch screen. Nvidia graphics add a boost.
Powerful with a great screen, the Dell XPS 15 delivers solid gaming and affordable mobile workstation-class performance in a relatively compact package.
A good value laptop that outperforms many other notebooks at the same price -- the only feature missing is a DVD burner.
The featherlight, flexible Portege X20W-D shows Toshiba hasn't lost its touch when it comes to business laptops, delivering a solid 2-in-1 that's ready for long flights, boardroom presentations and coffee shop brainstorms.
If you can work with USB-C ports and a nontouch display, the HP Spectre offers a great design and excellent performance in the world's thinnest full-power laptop body.
It might be made for business, but the Acer Chromebook 714 is an excellent option for anyone willing to pay for a premium Chrome experience.
It's no bargain, but anyone looking for a Windows alternative to a 13-inch MacBook Pro should start their search with the Razer Blade Stealth.