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Dell XPS 13 (2015) review

Dell's latest XPS 13 won our Best of Computing award at CES 2015. Now we have it in our office, and have put it through our rigorous tests. Is it as incredible as it seems at a glance, or are flaws hiding in the cracks? See Full Review »

Our Score 9
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Our Score 9
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Lenovo Z40 Review

  • Removable battery
  • Well-rounded performance
  • Cool and quiet
  • Unattractive exterior
  • Tiny touch-pad
  • Short battery life
  • Doesn't excel in any area
Our Score 6
User Score 0

Acer Aspire E5-771G-51T2 Review

  • Solid build quality
  • Plenty of USB ports
  • Great keyboard
  • Nice display for the price
  • Well-rounded performance
  • Runs cool and quiet
  • Touchpad can be annoying
  • Lackluster battery life
Our Score 8
User Score 0

Lenovo Flex 2 15 Review

  • Enjoyable keyboard
  • 1080p at a low price
  • Solid processor and storage performance
  • More portable than most affordable 15-inchers
  • Good value
  • Bland aesthetics
  • Finicky touchpad
  • Lackluster connectivity
Our Score 8
User Score 0

Acer Aspire E5-471G-53XG Review

  • Attractive exterior
  • Decent battery life
  • Fast processor
  • Acceptable gaming performance
  • Ugly display
  • Heavy for its size
  • Slow hard drive
Our Score 7.5
User Score 0

Alienware 17 Review

  • Attractive exterior
  • Excellent connectivity
  • Large, pleasing keyboard
  • Loud, clear speakers
  • Runs cool and quiet
  • Screen is usable in bright rooms
  • Bulky and heavy
  • Matte display saps contrast
  • So-so performance for the price
Our Score 7
User Score 0

Lenovo IdeaPad Y50 Review

  • Fast CPU and GPU
  • Slim for a gaming notebook
  • Loud speakers
  • Very low display quality
  • Finicky keyboard and touchpad
  • Short battery life
  • Runs a bit warm
Our Score 5
User Score 0

Acer Aspire Switch 10 Review

  • Solid construction
  • Sturdy docking hinge
  • Light and slim
  • Long battery life
  • Microsoft Office 2013 included
  • Runs cool and silent
  • Good value
  • Small keyboard
  • Lackluster display
  • Poor 3D performance
Our Score 8
User Score 0

AVADirect Clevo P157SM-A Review

  • Strong variety of ports
  • Fast quad-core processor
  • Strong gaming performance
  • Good hardware value
  • Runs cool (for a gaming laptop)
  • Keyboard can feel cramped
  • Below average display
  • Weak audio
Our Score 7
User Score 0

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