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Alienware m15 Review

Alienware m15 review

Thin and light gaming is a new category of laptop, led by options like the Razer Blade. Alienware now has its own entry: The Alienware m15. It’s not the thinnest, lightest, or sleekest option in the bunch, but it doesn’t hold back in terms of performance. It combines a traditional Alienware look modern design.
Asus ZenBook 14 UX433FN

Asus ZenBook 14 UX433 Review

The ZenBook 14 aims to be the smallest 14-inch notebook around, and it succeeds thanks to some tiny bezels that enable a pint-sized chassis. Performance and battery life are good but not great, and the notebook lacks any standout features other than its size.
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Lenovo Yoga Chromebook C630 review

The Yoga Chromebook features great build quality, a 1080p display, and all-day battery life. All that for $540? That’s right. If you’re looking to spend less than $600, the Yoga Chromebook is much easier to recommend than a Windows 10 laptop.
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Huawei MateBook X Pro review

The Huawei MateBook X Pro is an impressively thin and light laptop that crams a 14-inch display into a 13-inch body.

HP Spectre x360 15-inch (2018) review

HP’s Spectre x360 15-inch is one of the first 2-in-1s to boast Intel’s Core i7-8705G, a chip with AMD Radeon Vega graphics on-board. It promises a level of performance rarely seen in flagship laptops, but the speed comes at a cost. Battery life and portability are problems anyone looking to buy this Spectre will need to consider.
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HP Spectre Folio review

The Spectre Folio is a truly different breed of notebook, leather-wrapped and exceedingly long-lasting on a charge. It feels great in the hand and provides all-day productivity performance. We can quibble and talk about a too-small Synaptics touchpad, but that’s all we got.
Google Pixel Slate

Google Pixel Slate review

The Pixel Slate is Google’s answer to the iPad Pro and Surface Pro 6. With Chrome OS and Android at its disposal, the Pixel Slate is a device that has the potential to be the most convincing 2-in-1 device ever made. But with all that ambition, there’s bound to be some problems and hiccups along the way.
Dell Inspiron 13 7386 2-in-1 review

Dell Inspiron 13 7386 2-in-1 review

The Dell Inspiron 13 7386 2-in-1 packs plenty of power under the hood and comes a sleek updated webcam and a slim display. It is a good notebook that gets a speed boost from new Intel CPUs, but the bad battery life and image quality still hold it back from its potential.
Lenovo Chromebook C330 Review

Lenovo Chromebook C330 review

Lenovo’s Chromebook C330 is a budget-oriented Chrome OS 2-in-1 that aims to provide Google Play support and media consumption convenience at a low price. It succeeds in those objectives and lasts long on a charge, but its very poor performance hold it back.
Acer Chromebook 13 review

Acer Chromebook 13 review

Acer’s Chromebook 13 is a plain old clamshell notebook that doesn’t even boast a touch display. Instead, it focuses on bringing a solid build and superior performance to the Chrome OS platform. It mostly succeeds at both, but that’s not enough to separate it from the growing Chromebook pack.
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HP Spectre x360 13 (Late 2017) Review

HP refreshed its Spectre x360 13 with Intel’s 8th-gen CPUs, boosting its speed and battery life, all the while thinning out the chassis. It remains our favorite 360-degree convertible 2-in-1, with some of the best performance and longevity around and a design that remains modern and attractive.
Macbook Air (2018) Review

Apple MacBook Air (2018) review

We’ve waited a long time for an update to the MacBook Air, and Apple finally delivered. With a lot of features ported over from the MacBook Pro, this new laptop is what a lot of Apple fans have always wanted. However, upon deeper inspection, it might not have been worth the wait.
Dell XPS 13 9370 review |

Dell XPS 13 9370 review

The redesigned Dell XPS 13 doesn’t reinvent the laptop’s winning formula but does offer much-needed tweaks including the latest Intel hardware and a thinner, lighter body.
Asus Zenbook UX330UA

Asus ZenBook UX330UA review

One of our favorite laptops, the Asus Zenbook UX330UA, gets updated to feature the 8th-gen Intel Core CPU. How much difference does the new processor make, and how does it compare to its successor, the UX331UA?
Acer Chromebook 15 Spin Review

Acer Chromebook Spin 15 review

The Acer Chromebook Spin 15 takes the company’s very good 15-inch Chromebook and lets you spin the display. You won’t want to use it as a tablet, but it’s a good option for inexpensive Netflix binging. And the battery will keep you going for a very long workday indeed.
HP Envy X2 review

HP Envy x2 review

HP swapped out the ARM processor in its original Envy x2 for a low-power Intel CPU and got what it wanted: Better performance and decent battery life. But it dropped the ball on the keyboard cover, and the display can’t compete with its higher-resolution competitors.
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Samsung Galaxy Book 2 review

Samsung’s latest Windows tablet comes with the Snapdragon 850 Processor—instead of Intel inside. It takes many design elements from the Surface Pro, and with bonus kicks like a Super AMOLED display and always connected LTE. But at $1,000 is the Samsung Galaxy Book 2 truly worth the price? We dive deeper to find out.
Lenovo Yoga Book C930 review

Lenovo Yoga Book C930 review

Projects as experimental as the Yoga Book C930 are a rare breed. This keyboard-less, dual-screen laptop takes what was clunky about the original Yoga Book, and streamlines the functionality using an e-ink screen. Our review will help you decide if this is a novel new PC alternative, or just a fad.
Lenovo Yoga C930 Review

Lenovo Yoga C930 Review

The Lenovo Yoga C930 updates the company’s premium consumer 2-in-1, shedding the iconic watchband hinge and packing some serious audio components into the Dolby Atmos sound bar. It’s fast, conservative, and built like a tank, with some of the longest battery life around.
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Asus ZenBook 13 UX331UA review

It’s never been truer that you don’t need to spend over a thousand bucks to buy a good laptop. The new ZenBook 13 takes what we’ve always loved about its predecessor and makes enough small refinements to keep it ahead of its competitors. Though just $800, it fares better in some areas better than laptops that cost twice as much.
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Dell G3 Gaming Laptop review

Compromise and budget gaming laptops go hand-in-hand, but with the Dell G3 Gaming Laptop, Dell has figured out how to balance what gamers want with what they can live without. It’s not a perfect gaming laptop, but you’ll be hard-pressed to find performance value.
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Surface Pro 6 review

It’s been updated to its sixth generation, now coming dressed in black and packing a quad-core processor. Those two recognizable features of the Surface Pro 6 are here -- and are great. But don’t be fooled: You’ll have to dig a little deeper to see where Microsoft has made some truly noteworthy improvements.
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme review

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme review

Lenovo’s ThinkPad line is targeted at business use, but it’s long appealed to hardcore PC geeks. The X1 Extreme, which combines a powerful processor and high-resolution screen with Nvidia graphics, seems built for them. Check out our Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme review to find out if it’s a win.
Samsung Chromebook Plus V2

Samsung Chromebook Plus V2 review

Samsung swapped out the ARM processor for Intel in the Chromebook Plus V2, making this moderately priced 2-in-1 faster but not as long-lasting. Everything else remained roughly the same, meaning it’s a well-built Chromebook that doesn’t stand out regarding price, performance, or panache.
Lenovo Legion Y730 15-inch Review

Lenovo Legion Y730 15-inch Review

Lenovo’s Legion Y730 15-inch is a handsome mid-range laptop that has the hardware credentials you’ll need to tackle modern games. The price and battery life, however, balance the laptop’s performance. Can it conquer competition from Dell, Asus, MSI, and many more?
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Razer Blade 15 (2018) review

The new Razer Blade wants to be a true hybrid device -- the kind of laptop that has great gaming performance without being big, bulky, or flashy. Think it's impossible? Think again: Razer may have finally succeeded in that goal without cutting corners on performance, though it won't come cheap.
HP Spectre 13 2017 Review

HP Spectre 13 (2017) review

Our HP Spectre 13 review evaluates the “thinnest touchscreen notebook” to see if you can make something smaller and increase its speed and longevity. The results are mostly positive, but the thin-and-light competition hasn't stood still, leaving the Spectre 13 behind in terms of battery life and value.
HP Chromebook x2 Review

HP Chromebook x2 Review

HP’s Chromebook x2 acts a lot like Microsoft’s Surface Book 2, with a well-equipped tablet that plugs into a keyboard base that’s heavy enough to keep the combination mostly stable. It’s a fast 2-in-1 that’s well-built and looks great, and it makes using Chrome OS a real pleasure. Is this premium Chromebook the best one you can buy?
Alienware 17 R5 review

Alienware 17 R5 review

With a 17-inch display and a chassis weighing in at nearly 10 pounds, the Alienware 17 R5 is truly massive. Between its weight and its impressive top-end hardware -- including an Intel Core i9 -- it’s certainly outfitted like a gaming desktop so let’s find out if it performs like one.
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 with ScreenPad review

Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580 with ScreenPad review

Asus packed some powerful components into the ZenBook Pro 15 UX580, including a Core i9 and a GTX 1050 Ti. But the ScreenPad is the obvious star of the show, a second screen built right into the touchpad. Is the cool-factor enough to set this 15-inch laptop apart from the crowd?
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Acer Aspire 5 review

Acer’s updated Aspire 5 benefits greatly from Intel’s latest technology, including its 8th-gen processor and Optane memory. The Aspire 5 offers a lot of performance for not a lot of money, but its display and battery life betray its budget nature and detract from its overall value.
Lenovo IdeaPad 530S

Lenovo IdeaPad 530S review

Lenovo brings a quality feel, a great keyboard and touchpad, and a thin and light chassis to the budget 15.6-inch notebook market. Performance is good, but the colorless display and relatively poor battery life hold it back from being a real hit.
Acer Predator Helios 500 review

Acer Predator Helios 500 review

The Predator Helios 500 is a machine that calls to gamers. With a high refresh rate display, overclockable hardware, and great gaming performance, the Helios 500 holds no punches. If you’re fine lugging around nine pounds of gamer style, this just might be the gaming laptop you’ve been looking for.
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Acer Chromebook 15 review

Our Acer Chromebook 15 review details the updated model, which packs a zippy Intel Pentium processor into its large, 15-inch frame.
Senior Editor, Computing

Luke Larsen is a Senior Editor at Digital Trends and manages all content covering laptops, monitors, PC hardware, and everything else that plugs into a computer. Luke joined Digital Trends in 2017 as a native Portlander, happy to join a media company that called his city home. His obsession with technology is in observing the ebb and flow of how technological advancement and product design intersects with our day-to-day experience of it. From digging into the minute details to stepping back and seeing the wider trends, Luke revels in telling stories with tech.

Before working at DT, he worked as Tech Editor at Paste Magazine for over four years and has bylines at publications such as IGN and The Oregonian. When he’s not obsessing over what the best laptop is or how Apple can fix the Mac, Luke spends his time playing designer board games, quoting obscure Star Wars lines, and hanging with his family.