Editors' Choice

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

Microsoft Surface Pro 4 review

The original Surface Pro was far from perfect, but Microsoft has committed to making it great. Has the effort paid off, and can the Surface Pro 4 bring new ideas to the increasingly stale 2-in-1 category? See Full Review »

Our Score 8

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IBM ThinkPad 770E Review

  • Sturdy construction
  • Retro appeal
  • Swappable drive bays
  • Plenty of connections
  • Spacious keyboard
  • Limited software support
Our Score 10

Apple Macbook Pro 13-Inch (2013) Review

  • Excellent build quality
  • Very thin and light
  • Great keyboard and touchpad
  • Retina display is beautiful
  • Outstanding battery life
  • Strong performance in all areas
  • Runs quietly
  • Good value
  • Design remains unchanged
  • Retina display crushes black detail
Our Score 9.5

ASUS Zenbook UX51Vz Review

  • Great build quality
  • Attractive
  • Excellent touchpad
  • Class-leading 1080p display
  • Superb audio quality
  • Above-average battery life
  • Solid performance in every benchmark
  • Fan is louder than average at load
  • Expensive
Our Score 9.5

Samsung ATIV Book 8 Review

  • Attractive design and good build quality
  • Good, high-contrast display
  • Outstanding performance in apps
  • Adequate game performance
  • Lots of storage space
  • Excellent battery life
  • Good value
  • Keyboard is just average
  • Runs a bit hot at idle
Our Score 9.5

Asus ROG G751JY-DH71 Review

  • Attractive, but subdued exterior
  • Excellent keyboard and touchpad
  • Beautiful, accurate display
  • Strong performance in all areas
  • Incredibly quiet, even at full load
  • Keyboard is hard to read with backlight off
  • Average battery life
  • Bulky
Our Score 9.5

HP Pavilion dm1z Review

  • Attractive design
  • Large keyboard and touchpad
  • Sharp display with decent black levels
  • Good audio quality
  • Long battery life
  • Admirable graphics performance
  • Annoying Norton antivirus
  • Poor processor performance
  • Still too small for some users
Our Score 9.5

Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M5 Review

  • Attractive
  • Solid build quality
  • Large keyboard and touchpad
  • Good gaming performance
  • Inexpensive
  • Runs hot when GPU is engaged
  • Heavy and thick (for an ultrabook)
Our Score 9

Asus G750JX-DB71 Review

  • Plenty of ports
  • Good keyboard and touchpad
  • High-quality 1080p non-gloss display
  • Respectable battery life
  • Excellent all-around performance
  • Runs cool
  • Not particularly attractive
  • Large and heavy
Our Score 9