Our configuration of the Dell Latitude 13 impressed with its slim dimensions and good battery life, but its performance was compromised by its sluggish processor and stingy 1GB of RAM.
Powered by Intel's six-generation Core i5 processor, this gaming laptop from a small custom company in Singapore keeps it cool even under heavy CPU loads.
With desktop-replacement power in a midsize package, the 15-inch Maingear EX-L 15 is a niche product, but one that largely delivers.
Improved design and processors aim to make HP's latest bump-up refinement a bit better than before.
This cheap Android notebook hits a low price point by apparently sacrificing, well, everything.
You could spend an additional $1,000 and get a superslim 14-inch gaming laptop that would be the envy of your friends, but the Maingear Pulse 14 is just portable enough and has decent specs for the price.
With a hinge that bends back 300 degrees, the Edge falls between laptop and hybrid.
New two-in-one hybrids offer 13-inch screens and slim designs for under $600 or more than $1,000.
The HP Compaq 6720s is a budget business laptop that could fit the bill if you don't need serious CPU or graphics power, and are likely to spend most of your time in the office rather than on the road
The Chinese phone maker ventures into the laptop biz with two sleek new machines, the more powerful of which should be able to offer enough power for gaming.
Starting at $299, the E series covers a wide range of styles and features.
Toshiba takes a solid premium 15-inch laptop and adds a great-looking 4K touchscreen while keeping the price reasonable. But at this point, it's mostly for bragging rights or early adopters.
Acer's Aspire D260 is slim and lightweight, even for a Netbook, but its slightly faster processor doesn't lead to better performance.
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.
Easily the best-looking Atom-powered hybrid in its price range, the HP Pavilion x2 is still a few tweaks away from being a budget standout.
The new Dell Inspiron 11 3000 looks like a good deal for the money.
Along with 14- and 15-inch models, the revamped Envy line highlights a rare new 17-inch laptop.
Gigabyte's budget range isn't exactly affordable, but it makes up for it with an impressive offering.