Editors' Choice

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

Asus Zenbook UX305CA review

The Zenbook UX305 is the latest cutting-edge ultrabook from Asus. It reinforces the brand’s affordable appeal, but can it defeat heavyweights like the Dell XPS 13 and Samsung ATIV Book 9? See Full Review »

Our Score 9
User Score 0

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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

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