Editors' Choice

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

Asus Zenbook UX305CA review

The Zenbook UX305 is the latest cutting-edge ultrabook from Asus. It reinforces the brand’s affordable appeal, but can it defeat heavyweights like the Dell XPS 13 and Samsung ATIV Book 9? See Full Review »

Our Score 9
User Score 0

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Lenovo Yoga 2 (11-inch) Review

  • Affordable
  • Fast in multi-threaded apps
  • Cool and quiet
  • Cheap construction
  • Still heavy and awkward when used as a tablet
  • 1366x768 display
  • Poor keyboard and touchpad
  • Very slow single-core, 3D and hard drive…
Our Score 4
User Score 2

Lenovo Yoga 2 (13-inch) Review

  • Excellent display
  • Strong processor performance
  • More affordable than competitors
  • Limited connectivity
  • Lackluster keyboard
  • Slow mechanical hard drive
  • Runs warm, system can be loud
  • Feels heavy when used as a tablet
Our Score 6.5
User Score 2

Dell XPS 15 Touch Review

  • Attractive and well-built
  • Excellent performance
  • Good battery life
  • Four USB ports
  • Quiet at idle
  • Sub-par display quality
  • 3200x1800 display saps the GPU’s power in games
  • Runs hot and loud at load
Our Score 8.5
User Score 6

Acer Aspire E1 Review

  • Attractive and well-built for the price
  • Strong CPU performance
  • Decent speakers
  • Poor 1366x768 display
  • Short battery life
  • Nvidia GPU isn’t a quick as hoped
Our Score 5
User Score 0

Acer Travelmate X313 Review

  • Thin and light
  • Keyboard case included
  • 128GB hard drive
  • Only one USB
  • Performance does not impress
  • Display is only 1366x768
  • Merely adequate battery life
  • $949 base MSRP is too much
Our Score 5
User Score 0

Dell XPS 13 (2014) Review

  • Strong, attractive chassis
  • Thin and light
  • Great 1080p display with record-setting contrast
  • Excellent battery life
  • Minimal bloatware
  • Warm and loud under load
  • Limited connectivity
Our Score 9
User Score 10

Toshiba Kirabook (2014) Review

  • Well-rounded performance
  • Thin and light
  • Display Utility software helps interface scaling
  • Doesn’t look the price
  • So-so keyboard
  • Short battery life
  • Poor value
Our Score 6
User Score 0

Acer C720P-2600 Review

  • Attractive black-and-white design
  • Pleasing keyboard and touchpad
  • Quick processor
  • Solid battery life
  • Good value
  • Low-quality 720p display
  • Weak speakers
Our Score 8.5
User Score 0