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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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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