Editors' Choice

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

Acer Predator 17 (2015) review

Acer is known to offer bargain hardware for gamers, but has lost previous battles in the high-end, hardcore gaming arena. Can the company’s new 17-inch Predator change its fortunes? See Full Review »

Our Score 9

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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

Alienware M17x Review

  • Ridiculously powerful
  • thanks to processor
  • graphics
  • and memory technology; appealing design
  • albeit a little geeky; plenty of perks
  • including AlienSense facial recognition and the…
  • Slurps up power like a storm grate swallowing…
  • 600 fully loaded
  • it costs as much as a good used car
Our Score 9

Acer Aspire R7 Review

  • Innovative hinge design
  • Solid build quality
  • Large, spacious keyboard
  • Gorgeous 1080p display
  • Cool, quiet operation
  • Excellent value
  • Bulky and heavy
  • So-so storage performance
Our Score 9