Editors' Choice

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

Microsoft Surface Pro 4 review

The original Surface Pro was far from perfect, but Microsoft has committed to making it great. Has the effort paid off, and can the Surface Pro 4 bring new ideas to the increasingly stale 2-in-1 category? See Full Review »

Our Score 8

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Lenovo ThinkPad T450s Review

  • Durable
  • Outstanding keyboard and touchpad
  • Hot-swappable battery with extended life option
  • Strong processor performance
  • Mediocre display contrast
  • Battery life could be better
  • Upgrades rapidly increase the price
Our Score 7

Dell Precision M3800 Review

  • Luxurious feel
  • Pleasant touchpad
  • Beautiful 4K display
  • Strong all-round performance
  • Design starting to seem dated
  • Battery drains quickly
  • Runs hot, loud at times
Our Score 8

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