Editors' Choice

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

Acer Predator 17 (2015) review

Acer is known to offer bargain hardware for gamers, but has lost previous battles in the high-end, hardcore gaming arena. Can the company’s new 17-inch Predator change its fortunes? See Full Review »

Our Score 9

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Samsung ATIV Book 9 12.2-inch Review

  • Extremely lightweight
  • Beautiful display
  • Excellent sound
  • Solid offering of ports
  • Frustrating keyboard compromises
  • Twitchy touchpad
  • Intrusive taskbars and bloatware
  • Expensive
Our Score 6

Lenovo Yoga 3 Review

  • Comfortable keyboard and trackpad
  • Decent array of ports
  • Solid battery life
  • Dull, reflective screen
  • Extremely loud at load
  • Heavy and thick
Our Score 5

HP ZBook 15 Review

  • Fast enough to handle general work
  • Design is clean, professional
  • Rated at military-grade toughness
  • Too expensive for what you get
  • 1080p doesn’t impress at this price
  • Bulky, heavy, and awkward
  • Lackluster battery life
Our Score 6.5

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

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

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

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

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