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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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

AVADirect Clevo P157SM-A Review

  • Strong variety of ports
  • Fast quad-core processor
  • Strong gaming performance
  • Good hardware value
  • Runs cool (for a gaming laptop)
  • Keyboard can feel cramped
  • Below average display
  • Weak audio
Our Score 7
User Score 0

Samsung ATIV Book 9 (2014) Review

  • Extremely thin and light
  • Bright, beautiful 1080p display
  • Strong speakers
  • Comfortable keyboard
  • Long battery life
  • Chassis could be stronger
  • Very lackluster performance for the price
  • Similarly equipped competitors are much less…
Our Score 7.5
User Score 0

Origin EON 17-S (2014) Review

  • Attractive and well-built
  • Lots of connectivity
  • Large keyboard and touchpad
  • Extreme performance in all areas
  • Display suffers from extremely inaccurate color
  • Thick and heavy
  • Poor battery life
Our Score 7.5
User Score 0

MSI Global GT60 Dominator Pro Review

  • Great keyboard
  • Sharp 3K display
  • Extremely powerful hardware
  • Respectable battery life
  • Connectivity could be better
  • Tiny touchpad
  • Can’t handle some games at 3K resolution
  • Fan can be very loud at times
Our Score 7
User Score 0