The Dell G5 Special Edition powers up your gaming for a not-too-onerous price.
The classic MacBook Air makes some big improvements and even cuts the starting price, making it hard to beat for students, creatives and almost anyone else.
The Acer Aspire 5 is a 15.6-inch thin-and-light that definitely delivers more for your money.
The 14-inch Acer Swift 3 is an inexpensive ultraportable with more processor performance than you'd normally find at its price.
A great two-in-one design with more screen for work but without a big increase in size and weight.
The 14-inch Lenovo Yoga C940 gives you more screen space than its 13-inch competition while boosting performance over its predecessor making it an easy choice in its category.
With the Stream 14, HP once again shows that a Windows laptop for email and online apps can be attractive and inexpensive.
More than a processor update -- though it has that, too -- HP's latest premium two-in-one is a gem for the home, office and on the go.
Maintains its title as one of the best all-around general-purpose 13-inch Windows laptops you can buy.
Whether you're into the novelty of having a secondary touchscreen or not, Asus has put together a good, affordable lightweight 15.6-inch laptop with the VivoBook S15.
Tired of working on a small laptop screen, but need the weight of an ultraportable laptop? The LG Gram 17 is your answer.
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.
HP's Pavilion Gaming 15 is a well-balanced laptop for both gaming and office or school work, without the high price or flashy looks.
The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon is a best-in-class ultraportable that combines premium design appeal with business-grade privacy and security features.
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 Lenovo Yoga C740 is a slim, all-metal 3-pound laptop with long battery life that's a fine fit for office or school work.
The redesigned Razer Blade moves the bar on slim gaming laptops, with better hardware and a bigger screen, but you'll need a bigger budget for it, too.
If you want a cheap and more travel-friendly gaming laptop, the G3 15 is worth a look.