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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Asus ZenBook UX305 Review

  • Featherweight and super slim
  • Outstanding keyboard
  • High contrast, glare-free 1080p display
  • Very affordable
  • Modest performance
  • Battery life could be better
  • Runs hot at load
Our Score 8
User Score 0

Dell Precision M3800 Review

  • Luxurious feel
  • Pleasant touchpad
  • Beautiful 4K display
  • Strong all-round performance
  • Design starting to seem dated
  • Battery drains quickly
  • Runs hot, loud at times
Our Score 8
User Score 0

Samsung ATIV Book 9 12.2-inch Review

  • Extremely lightweight
  • Beautiful display
  • Excellent sound
  • Solid offering of ports
  • Frustrating keyboard compromises
  • Twitchy touchpad
  • Intrusive taskbars and bloatware
  • Expensive
Our Score 6
User Score 0

Lenovo Yoga 3 Review

  • Comfortable keyboard and trackpad
  • Decent array of ports
  • Solid battery life
  • Dull, reflective screen
  • Extremely loud at load
  • Heavy and thick
Our Score 5
User Score 10

HP ZBook 15 Review

  • Fast enough to handle general work
  • Design is clean, professional
  • Rated at military-grade toughness
  • Too expensive for what you get
  • 1080p doesn’t impress at this price
  • Bulky, heavy, and awkward
  • Lackluster battery life
Our Score 6.5
User Score 0

Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch with Retina (2015)…

  • Robust connectivity
  • Force Touch feels great
  • Top-notch display
  • Long battery life
  • Quicker than competitors
  • A bit heavy by modern standards
  • Retina resolution no longer class-leading
  • Runs hot under load
Our Score 9
User Score 6

Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi Review

  • Slim, sturdy, and light
  • Excellent detachable keyboard
  • Bright and vibrant display
  • Affordable
  • Limited ports
  • Requires two hands to open
  • Poor battery life
Our Score 6
User Score 0

Acer Chromebook 15 Review

  • Sharp 1080p display
  • Solid all-round performance
  • Enjoyable keyboard and touchpad
  • Low price
  • Somewhat gaudy design
  • Could use more USB ports
  • Not significantly less expensive than Windows…
Our Score 8
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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