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 UX330UA review

The new Zenbook UX3300UA is the latest in a long line of affordable yet capable laptops from Asus. It has all the signs of excellence, but does it cut too many corners in pursuit of budget pricing? See Full Review »

Our Score 9

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Samsung Notebook 7 spin Review

  • Solid design with 2-in-1 hinge
  • Great processor performance
  • Discrete graphics makes basic gaming possible
  • Offers a second hard drive
  • Heavy for a 2-in-1
  • Disappointing display quality
  • Poor battery life
Our Score 6

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (2016) Review

  • Lots of connectivity
  • Excellent keyboard and touchpad with trackpointer…
  • Stunning display options, including OLED
  • 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 Inspiron 17 7000 2-in-1 (2016) Review

  • Among the most affordable 17-inch laptops
  • Attractive display
  • Powerful hardware
  • Up to two internal hard drives
  • Too bulky for 2-in-1 usage
  • Solid state drive speeds could be better
  • Feels like a stretched-out version of a smaller…
Our Score 6

Acer Predator 17 X GX-791-73FH Review

  • Handsome design
  • Rock solid build quality
  • Lots of connectivity
  • Strong all-around performance
  • Reasonable battery life
  • Speakers sound muddy
  • Backlit keyboard not adjustable for brightness
  • Desktop-grade GTX 980 could be quicker
Our Score 8

Acer Switch Alpha 12 Review

  • Great price point for a Windows 10 tablet
  • Performance similar to more expensive devices
  • Keyboard case is included
  • Weak battery life
  • Heavier than the competition
Our Score 6

Lenovo Ideapad 710S Review

  • Highly portable
  • Great performance for the price
  • Beautiful matte display with full HD resolution
  • Good battery life
  • Slow hard drive write speeds
  • Stubby right shift key
Our Score 8

Dell Inspiron 13 7000 2-in-1 (2016) Review

  • Sturdy, but light
  • Handsome, inoffensive style
  • Great hardware for the price point
  • Offers USB-C connectivity at low price
  • Too large and heavy for serious tablet use
  • Display suffers poor color quality
Our Score 7

Microsoft Surface Pro 4 Review

  • New Type Cover is wonderful
  • Pen is standard and works well
  • Pixel-dense display
  • Loud, clear speakers
  • Strong performance in all areas
  • Still heavy compared to dedicated tablets
  • Battery can drain quickly in real-world use
Our Score 8