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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Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon (3rd Gen) Review

  • Rugged quality
  • Trackpointer is still excellent
  • Strong processor performance
  • Excellent battery life
  • Not the thinnest or lightest
  • Mediocre SSD and graphics performance
  • Expensive
Our Score 7
User Score 0

Origin EON17-X Review

  • Excellent processor performance
  • Lots of connectivity
  • Good value
  • Dull design
  • Iffy image quality without $50 calibration
  • Weak speakers
Our Score 8
User Score 0

Acer Aspire R13 Review

  • Innovative convertible hinge
  • Solid build quality
  • Thin and light
  • Mediocre display
  • Lid is difficult to open
  • Lacks 5th-gen Core processor
Our Score 6
User Score 8

Dell XPS 13 (2015) Review

  • Light, but solid
  • Attractive design
  • Great touchpad
  • Beautiful display
  • Solid battery life
  • Limited ports
  • Quiet speakers
  • Fan can be loud at full load
Our Score 9
User Score 0

Digital Storm Triton Review

  • Light and thin for a gaming notebook
  • Solid chassis
  • Respectable battery life
  • Good performance value
  • Looks old-fashioned
  • Dull display
  • Weak speakers
Our Score 7.5
User Score 0

Toshiba Chromebook 2 Review

  • Attractive design
  • Great connectivity
  • Light and portable
  • Good battery life
  • Better-than-expected speaker setup
  • Tricky to open
  • Can feel choppy in general use
  • Low-end bass could be stronger
  • Fairly expensive for what you get
Our Score 7
User Score 0

Asus Zenbook NX500JK-XH72T Review

  • Attractive design
  • Beautiful display
  • Loud and enjoyable speakers
  • Fast solid state drive
  • Disappointing keyboard
  • Wide color gamut has its flaws
  • Very glossy screen
  • Extremely expensive
Our Score 7
User Score 0

Acer Aspire V15 Nitro Edition Review

  • Good port selection
  • Excellent 4K display
  • Strong audio quality
  • Quick performance in all areas
  • Doesn’t look its price
  • Larger than the competition
  • Very short battery life
Our Score 7
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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