Editors' Choice

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

Dell XPS 15 9560 review

The XPS 15 builds on the success of the XPS 13 by offering a slightly larger display in a very similar chassis, but can it surpass its smaller sibling? See Full Review »

Our Score 9

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HP Spectre x360 15-bl075nr Review

  • Excellent keyboard
  • Plethora of input options
  • Solid connectivity
  • Attractive pricing given the overall value
  • Display is good, but not quite great
  • Unwieldly when used as a tablet
Our Score 8

Asus ROG Strix GL553VD-DS71 Review

  • Great display quality
  • Speakers produce rich sound
  • Attractive design
  • Underwhelming performance
  • Heats up fast, doesn’t cool down
  • Structural issues
  • Poor battery life
Our Score 5

Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch with Touch Bar Review

  • Exquisite look and feel
  • Screen is among the best we’ve tested
  • Loud, enjoyable speakers
  • Spacious, responsive touchpad
  • Top-tier hard drive performance
  • Adapters needed to connect most devices
  • Keyboard is well below average
  • Touch Bar lacks an obvious purpose
  • Battery life takes a step back
Our Score 6

Microsoft Surface Book with Performance Base…

  • Versatile form factor
  • Beautiful display
  • Solid construction
  • Above-average performance
  • Amazing battery with Performance Base
  • Heavier and thicker than some competitors
  • No USB Type-C
  • Astoundingly expensive
Our Score 7

Samsung Chromebook Pro Review

  • Sturdy chassis
  • Beautiful display
  • Full Android app support
  • Satisfying performance
  • Compact design
  • Cramped keyboard layout
  • Middling battery life
Our Score 8

MSI GS63VR 6RF Stealth Pro Review

  • Solid CPU performance
  • Handles games beautifully at 1080p
  • Plenty of connectivity
  • Display offers solid contrast ratio
  • Packed with bloatware
  • Display’s gamma is inaccurate
Our Score 8

Asus Chromebook Flip C302CA Review

  • Excellent build exudes quality
  • Small and light enough to use as a tablet
  • Great performance that’s ready for Android apps
  • Solid battery life
  • Display has nice colors, contrast, and white point
  • The display could be brighter
  • Spongy keyboard feel
  • Pricey, for a Chromebook
Our Score 8

Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 Review

  • Sturdy, light chassis
  • Outstanding keyboard
  • Strong performance
  • Long-lasting battery
  • Limited USB connectivity
  • Mediocre touchpad
Our Score 8