Editors' Choice

We review hundreds of products in a wide range of categories each year. Here's the best of the best in laptops.

Macbook Pro 13-inch with Retina review

Apple’s refreshed MacBook Pro 13 wasn’t given the spotlight at the company’s big Spring event, but it stole the show anyway, representing a notable and needed upgrade. Is it enough to keep pace with ever-improving ultrabooks? See Full Review »

Our Score 9
User Score 6

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Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Series Review

  • Enjoyable keyboard
  • Clean aesthetic
  • 4K display isn’t up to snuff
  • Lackluster power and graphics
  • Weak touchpad with no support
Our Score 4
User Score 0

Dell Inspiron 13 7000 Special Edition 2-in-1…

  • Sturdy design
  • Excellent 1080p touchscreen
  • Strong performance
  • Outdated appearance
  • Too heavy when used as a tablet
  • Mediocre battery life
Our Score 6
User Score 0

HP Envy Spectre 360x - 13-4003dx Review

  • Luxurious feel
  • Huge touchpad
  • 2-in-1 design requires compromise
  • Mediocre performance and battery life
  • Keyboard backlight annoys
Our Score 6
User Score 10

Alienware 15 (2015) Review

  • Eye-catching design
  • Numerous customization options
  • Decent price point
  • A bit heavy
  • Dual-core CPU isn’t the best pick
  • Lackluster keyboard and trackpad
Our Score 7
User Score 0

Apple MacBook (2015) Review

  • Design that borders on art
  • Thin and feather-weight
  • Best-in-class touchpad
  • Excellent display
  • Poor processor performance
  • Can’t handle most games
  • Keyboard becomes tiresome
  • Poor value
Our Score 7
User Score 9

Asus ROG G501 Review

  • 4K display
  • Record-breaking hard drive performance
  • Decent battery life
  • Dull design
  • Mediocre display contrast
  • Game performance could be better
  • Not a good value
Our Score 5
User Score 0

Dell Chromebook 11 Touch Review

  • Rugged design
  • Great keyboard
  • Clear, loud speakers
  • Performance is lacking
  • Chassis attracts junk
  • Twitchy trackpad
Our Score 6
User Score 0

Lenovo ThinkPad T450s Review

  • Durable
  • Outstanding keyboard and touchpad
  • Hot-swappable battery with extended life option
  • Strong processor performance
  • Mediocre display contrast
  • Battery life could be better
  • Upgrades rapidly increase the price
Our Score 7
User Score 0

Editor Laptop Reviews

Laptops remain the most popular device for people who need to get things done anywhere, at any time. We test systems with this in mind, benchmarking not only performance but also display quality and battery life under real-world conditions.  A laptop is a commitment, so you'd best be sure you've picked the right system, and our reviews will help you find that special something.

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