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… See Full Review »

Our Score 9
User Score 6

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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

HP Spectre 13t x2 Review

  • Solid build quality
  • Pleasing keyboard
  • Intuitive hinge and dock
  • High-quality 1080p touchscreen
  • Fast solid-state drive
  • Silent, cool operation
  • Lackluster processor performance
  • Disappointing battery life (as a tablet)
  • Heavy for its size
Our Score 8
User Score 6

HP EliteBook 820 G1 Review

  • Durable construction
  • Well-rounded performance
  • Excellent software suite
  • 3-year warranty
  • Looks low-budget
  • Poor quality 1366x768 display
  • Lackluster battery life
  • Not a good value
Our Score 7
User Score 9

Asus Transformer Book Trio TX201LA Review

  • Solid build quality
  • Switching between Android and Windows is painless
  • Tablet is easy to dock and remove
  • Strong CPU performance
  • Heavy and bulky for its size
  • Battery life is average at best
  • Slow storage performance
  • Fidgety touchpad
  • Not a good value
Our Score 6
User Score 2

Acer TravelMate TMP645-MG-9419 Review

  • Excellent build quality
  • Light and thin
  • Plenty of connectivity
  • Speedy CPU and GPU performance
  • Long-lasting battery
  • Mundane exterior
  • Unpleasant keyboard
  • No touchscreen
  • Can run hot at load
Our Score 8
User Score 9

Dell XPS 15 (2013) Review

  • Attractive and durable exterior
  • Very thin and light for a 15.6” laptop
  • Four USB 3.0 ports
  • Bright 3200 x 1800 display
  • Quick, well-rounded performance
  • Expensive
  • Display lacks contrast
  • Loud fan at load
Our Score 7.5
User Score 0

Acer Aspire R7 (late 2013) Review

  • Good build quality
  • Excellent 1080p touchscreen
  • Pleasing keyboard
  • Quiet, cool operation
  • Great value
  • Slow 500GB mechanical hard drive
  • Unusual touchpad placement takes getting used to
Our Score 9
User Score 9

Lenovo ThinkPad X240 Review

  • Sturdy shell
  • Excellent keyboard
  • Bright IPS display
  • Long battery life with extended battery
  • Larger wrist rest and touchpad
  • Low-res display comes standard
  • Keys are a bit slippery
  • Bottom can get hot under heavy use
  • Competing PCs offer longer standard warranty
Our Score 9
User Score 10