For those in need of an inexpensive thin-and-light laptop for home or school (but not necessarily the thinnest or lightest), the Dell Inspiron 14 5000 series is worth putting on your list despite its imperfections.
The Dell G5 Special Edition powers up your gaming for a not-too-onerous price.
If you want a cheap and more travel-friendly gaming laptop, the G3 15 is worth a look.
It's nearly impossible to find anything to dislike about this 13-inch slim powerhouse, at least in the pricey high-end configuration tested here.
While the Dell G7 15 is a fine gaming laptop, it's not the best deal compared to others, including Dell's own G5 15.
With the new XPS 13 2-in-1, Dell finally has a convertible that's just as great as its XPS 13 laptop. Just make sure you get all the components you need up front.
Maintains its title as one of the best all-around general-purpose 13-inch Windows laptops you can buy.
The new design for 2020 improves on its predecessor and strikes a good balance for photo editing, as long as you don't care about losing some connections.
Dell's Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming laptop was already a favorite for the money and its updated design and features only sweeten the deal.
Designed for light- to middleweight creatives, this 17-inch laptop is tops when size matters.
If your primary concern is keeping your data private at all costs while you're in the office or on the road, the Dell Latitude 7390 2-in-1 has you covered.
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.
Powerful with a great screen, the Dell XPS 15 delivers solid gaming and affordable mobile workstation-class performance in a relatively compact package.
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.
Dell's tablet isn't cheap, but it'll appeal to the business crowd who desire a solidly built system.
A solid if somewhat uninspiring gaming laptop, the Alienware 15 is a good choice when you need fast performance but not the big screen.
With increased performance and battery life, Dell's premium ultraportable XPS 13 remains easy to recommend.
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.