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HP EliteBook 820 G1 review

  • Durable construction
  • Well-rounded performance
  • Excellent software suite
  • 3-year warranty
  • Looks low-budget
  • Poor quality 1366x768 display
  • Lackluster battery life
  • Not a good value
Our Score 7
User Score 8

Asus Transformer Book Trio TX201LA review

  • Solid build quality
  • Switching between Android and Windows is painless
  • Tablet is easy to dock and remove
  • Strong CPU performance
  • Heavy and bulky for its size
  • Battery life is average at best
  • Slow storage performance
  • Fidgety touchpad
  • Not a good value
Our Score 6
User Score 0

Acer TravelMate TMP645-MG-9419 Review

  • Excellent build quality
  • Light and thin
  • Plenty of connectivity
  • Speedy CPU and GPU performance
  • Long-lasting battery
  • Mundane exterior
  • Unpleasant keyboard
  • No touchscreen
  • Can run hot at load
Our Score 8
User Score 8

Dell XPS 15 (2013) review

  • Attractive and durable exterior
  • Very thin and light for a 15.6” laptop
  • Four USB 3.0 ports
  • Bright 3200 x 1800 display
  • Quick, well-rounded performance
  • Expensive
  • Display lacks contrast
  • Loud fan at load
Our Score 7.5
User Score 0

Acer Aspire R7 (late 2013) review

  • Good build quality
  • Excellent 1080p touchscreen
  • Pleasing keyboard
  • Quiet, cool operation
  • Great value
  • Slow 500GB mechanical hard drive
  • Unusual touchpad placement takes getting used to
Our Score 9
User Score 9

Lenovo ThinkPad X240 Review

  • Sturdy shell
  • Excellent keyboard
  • Bright IPS display
  • Long battery life with extended battery
  • Larger wrist rest and touchpad
  • Low-res display comes standard
  • Keys are a bit slippery
  • Bottom can get hot under heavy use
  • Competing PCs offer longer standard warranty
Our Score 9
User Score 10

HP Spectre 13t review

  • Thin and light
  • Excellent 1080p display
  • Loud, enjoyable speakers
  • Great touchpad
  • Long battery life
  • Affordable
  • Compute performance is below average
  • Only two USB ports and no Ethernet
Our Score 9
User Score 9

Lenovo ThinkPad T440s review

  • Great keyboard
  • Decent 1080p touchscreen
  • Can run up to 28 hours on optional 6-cell battery
  • Some materials feel cheap
  • Poor audio quality
  • Frustrating touchpad
  • Mediocre value
Our Score 7
User Score 0
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Editor Laptop Reviews

Smartphone, shmartphone; the sign of a truly productive human being remains the laptop computer. Why else would people continue displaying them all day long at coffee shops? And buying one isn't like a phone purchase -- you only need to worry about that thing for a two-year contract. A laptop is forever. Or, at least three or four years. Our testing process is as much about a user's everyday experience with the laptop as it is about lab-based benchmarking, because ultimately a laptop is a lot like your car: You don't need to know how every piece of the engine works, but you do need to know if it's designed for what you need, if it's worth the price tag, and that it won't end up in a smoking heap on the side of your desk. From budget notebooks to Ultrabooks and everything in between, we've used it, reviewed out, and have an opinion about it.

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