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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Vaio Z Flip Review

  • Gorgeous display
  • Powerful speakers
  • Impressive performance
  • Best-in-class SSD
  • Can play most modern games
  • Unintuitive design
  • Limited tablet appeal
  • Modest battery life
  • Runs hot and loud at load
Our Score 7

Acer Chromebook R 11 Review

  • Solid case with a sturdy hinge
  • Wraparound hinge and touchscreen
  • Good battery life
  • ChromeOS isn’t optimized for touch
  • Finicky touchpad
  • Weak performance
  • Pricey for a Chromebook, given the specs
Our Score 5

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Review

  • Lots of connectivity
  • Excellent keyboard and touchpad with trackpointer…
  • Color accurate display with broad color gamut
  • Core i7 performs well, and is affordable
  • Long battery life
  • Too large for extended tablet use
  • Mediocre display contrast
  • Runs hot under heavy system load
Our Score 8

Dell Latitude 12 Review

  • Nimble processor
  • Speedy hard drive
  • Classy, unique design
  • Excellent bundled keyboard
  • Limited connectivity, and adapters are pricey
  • Mixed display quality
  • IGP falls behind in game benchmarks
Our Score 8

Dell XPS 13 (Skylake) Review

  • Light, but solid
  • Attractive design
  • Great touchpad
  • Beautiful display
  • Quick, especially with optional Core i7
  • Solid battery life
  • Limited ports
  • Quiet speakers
Our Score 9

LG Gram 15 Z960 Review

  • Amazingly lightweight
  • Attractive
  • Large display for such a portable laptop
  • Great speakers
  • A few design quirks
  • Weak performance
  • Battery warranty is just six months
  • Expensive given the hardware
Our Score 5

MSI GS60 Ghost Pro Review

  • Strong performance
  • Competitive pricing
  • Uninspired, flimsy design
  • Frustrating keyboard layout
  • Aggravating bundled software
  • Poor battery life
Our Score 4

Samsung Notebook 9 Pro NP940Z5L-X01US Review

  • Elegant, well-built chassis
  • Enjoyable keyboard
  • Strong processor performance
  • Mediocre display
  • Odd solid state drive choice
  • Poor battery life
Our Score 5