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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HP Envy x360 Review

  • Good port selection
  • Strong processor for a convertible
  • “Control zone” touchpad is admirable
  • Runs cool
  • Design could be better
  • Fussy keyboard
  • Inferior image quality despite 1080p
  • Too heavy to use as a tablet
  • Competitors provide more value
Our Score 5
User Score 10

Lenovo Z40 Review

  • Removable battery
  • Well-rounded performance
  • Cool and quiet
  • Unattractive exterior
  • Tiny touch-pad
  • Short battery life
  • Doesn't excel in any area
Our Score 6
User Score 0

Acer Aspire E5-771G-51T2 Review

  • Solid build quality
  • Plenty of USB ports
  • Great keyboard
  • Nice display for the price
  • Well-rounded performance
  • Runs cool and quiet
  • Touchpad can be annoying
  • Lackluster battery life
Our Score 8
User Score 0

Lenovo Flex 2 15 Review

  • Enjoyable keyboard
  • 1080p at a low price
  • Solid processor and storage performance
  • More portable than most affordable 15-inchers
  • Good value
  • Bland aesthetics
  • Finicky touchpad
  • Lackluster connectivity
Our Score 8
User Score 0

Acer Aspire E5-471G-53XG Review

  • Attractive exterior
  • Decent battery life
  • Fast processor
  • Acceptable gaming performance
  • Ugly display
  • Heavy for its size
  • Slow hard drive
Our Score 7.5
User Score 0

Alienware 17 Review

  • Attractive exterior
  • Excellent connectivity
  • Large, pleasing keyboard
  • Loud, clear speakers
  • Runs cool and quiet
  • Screen is usable in bright rooms
  • Bulky and heavy
  • Matte display saps contrast
  • So-so performance for the price
Our Score 7
User Score 0

Lenovo IdeaPad Y50 Review

  • Fast CPU and GPU
  • Slim for a gaming notebook
  • Loud speakers
  • Very low display quality
  • Finicky keyboard and touchpad
  • Short battery life
  • Runs a bit warm
Our Score 5
User Score 0

Acer Aspire Switch 10 Review

  • Solid construction
  • Sturdy docking hinge
  • Light and slim
  • Long battery life
  • Microsoft Office 2013 included
  • Runs cool and silent
  • Good value
  • Small keyboard
  • Lackluster display
  • Poor 3D performance
Our Score 8
User Score 8

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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