Powerful with a great screen, the Dell XPS 15 delivers solid gaming and affordable mobile workstation-class performance in a relatively compact package.
This sharp-looking gaming laptop packs in graphics power, but spending a bit more might be a wiser long-term investment.
Despite a few trade-offs in ports and processing power, this slimmer hybrid version of the XPS 13 is an excellent full-time laptop and part-time tablet.
Whether you scale back for better battery life or load it up for the best performance possible, the Dell XPS 13 remains one excellent ultraportable laptop.
This high-end business 2-in-1 can charge by sitting on its own wireless base.
It's a Surface-like tablet-plus-keyboard combo: Just push the edge of the Latitude 5285 against a desk, and its kickstand pops out.
This Dell might be the easiest way to carry around a giant touchscreen, but it sacrifices a lot. Dell's slightly smaller, near-identical 15-inch version is less expensive and better equipped for the job.
Dell brings back its cheap convertible laptop: the Inspiron 11 3000 2-in-1.
That boring black obelisk look notwithstanding, the Dell Inspiron 15 7000 is a great PC for gaming on the cheap.
The Dell XPS 15 is a premium-feeling 4K laptop that outdoes the MacBook Pro in several categories. Its bezel-free design should be the gold standard going forward.
The Dell Latitude 11 5175 is a midrange Windows hybrid that your IT department will love.
The new Dell Inspiron 11 3000 looks like a good deal for the money.
This high-design Chrome OS system can cost as much as a premium laptop, and takes aim at small businesses and big IT departments.
Taking a second look at the new XPS 13, this lower-end version costs less and has better battery life, but isn't as tightly designed.
This new Dell XPS 13 is the first great laptop of 2015, but it owes that title more to a smart design revamp than Intel's new processors.
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.
With the Inspiron 11 3000, Dell delivers an everyday ultraportable hybrid with an excellent battery life at a good price.
The Dell XPS 12 is a 12-inch laptop with a screen that flips over to become a tablet. With a great display, excellent build quality and decent performance, it's an ideal compromise between laptop and tablet, although it's expensive -- you could buy both for the same price.