Best Midsize Laptops

Dell XPS 13 (Skylake)
dell xps  review th gen
Release date
09/23/2015
Release price
$1399
Form factor
Mid-size
Type
All-Purpose
Screen size
13.3 in
Operating system
Microsoft Windows
Asus Zenbook UX305UA
asus zenbook ux  ua review
08/03/2016
$899
Mid-size
Ultrabook
13.3 in
Microsoft Windows
Razer Blade (2016)
razer blade review  product
06/17/2016
$1999.99
Mid-size
Gaming
14 in
Microsoft Windows
Samsung Notebook 9 900X5L-K02
samsung notebook  np x l k us review
02/15/2016
$1199.99
Mid-size
All-Purpose
15 in
Microsoft Windows
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (2016)
lenovo thinkpad x  yoga review
01/01/2016
$1999.99
Mid-size
Ultrabook
14 in
Microsoft Windows
Dell Latitude 12
dell latitude  review series in
01/01/2016
$2212.86
Mid-size
All-Purpose
12.5 in
Microsoft Windows
Lenovo ThinkPad P50 20EN-001RUS
lenovo thinkpad p  review hero
11/01/2015
$2350
Mid-size
Business
15.6 in
Microsoft Windows
Lenovo Ideapad 710S
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01/01/2016
$749.99
Mid-size
All-Purpose
13.3 in
Microsoft Windows
Asus Zenbook UX501VW-DS71T
asus zenbook ux  vw ds t review
11/30/2015
$1499
Mid-size
All-Purpose
15.6 in
Microsoft Windows

Check out the best midsize laptops, as rated by Digital Trends’ expert reviewers.

Best Midsize LaptopsThin laptops gain all the press, but most laptops sold today are relatively thick and heavy 15.6-inch laptops. Consumers enjoy the larger screen, the inclusion of a numpad and the array of ports found on the average midsizer.

These laptops also tend to offer better performance bang-for-your-buck. It’s not difficult to find a Core i5 processor in a 15.6-inch laptop for $600 to $700, and some quad-core laptops of similar size sell for $800 to $900. Thin laptops usually don’t even offer quad-cores as an option, and offer the Core i5 only if you’re willing to pay $1000 or more. It’s no wonder that so many people prefer this traditional choice.

Our best midsize laptops list is continually updated as we review new products that enter the market.