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HP Spectre x360 13 (late 2018)

HP Spectre x360 13 (2019) review

HP’s updated Spectre x360 13 is dubbed the “gem-cut” for a reason. It looks like a gem cutter went to work on the chassis, and its many angles catch the light and look great. It’s also fast, well-built, and lasts a long time on a single charge. Check out our full HP Spectre x360 13-inch review.
HP Omen X Emperium 65 review

HP Omen X Emperium 65 review

Gaming monitors keep getting bigger, but the 65-inch Omen X Emperium takes it to another level. In fact, this $5,000 display is as close to a gaming television as we’ve ever seen. Unfortunately, it doesn’t have the picture quality chops to compete with the Samsungs and LGs of the world.
Acer Swift 5 (2019) review

Acer Swift 5 (2019) review

The 2019 Swift 5 is the lightest 15-inch laptop around, but Acer had to cut some things to get there. The biggest loser is battery life, where too little capacity cuts longevity. Performance is good, durability is decent, but overall the focus on weight forces an important compromise.
Asus ROG Zephyrus S (GX701) review

Asus ROG Zephyrus S (GX701) review

RTX graphics have finally made it to gaming laptops, and the first we've tested is the new Zephyrus S. Now with a 17-inch display and those powerful graphics inside, the Zephyrus' unique design has some additional power for smooth gaming. The downsides of the keyboard design, however, remain.
HP Omen Obelisk

HP Omen Obelisk review

Equipped with Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 2080 graphics in an attractive desktop tower with internal space for future upgrades, HP’s compact Omen Obelisk is a competitively priced mainstream gaming desktop with enough power to appeal to enthusiasts who don’t want to build their own rigs.
Lenovo Yoga C630 review

Lenovo Yoga C630 review

Lenovo’s Yoga C630 is a member of the second wave of Windows 10 on ARM laptops built around Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 850 system-on-chip. The Yoga lasts long on a charge and it’s a delightfully designed and well-built laptop, but it’s still too slow for more than basic tasks.
Lenovo Yoga S940 review

Lenovo Yoga S940 hands-on review

Lenovo’s Yoga S940, which debuted at CES 2019, has a few tricks up its sleeve. By using an inverted notch above the screen and curved glass along the edges of the display, the Yoga S940 creates subtle fair and sets a new standard for laptop elegance. Can those design tweaks make Lenovo’s latest a winner?
Acer Swift 7 2019

Acer Swift 7 hands-on review

The Acer Swift 7 is among the world’s thinnest laptops, but it hasn’t received the fanfare that its super-slim profile seems to deserve. The price tag has proved a problem, and while new model shown at CES 2019 is better than ever before, expense remains an obstacle.
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (4th Gen) hands-on review

Lenovo never made an all-aluminum ThinkPad. Until now, that is. At CES 2019, the company introduced the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga with a CNC-milled aluminum chassis. It’s a big change, yet it ultimately does little to help or hinder the 2-in-1.
HP Omen 15 review

HP Omen 15 (2019) hands-on review

Asus Zenbook 15 UX533FN

Asus ZenBook 15 UX533 review

The ZenBook 15 leverages tiny bezels to pack some real processing and graphical power into a remarkably small chassis. Performance and battery life are very good for productivity and entry-level gaming, but power users and hardcore gamers should look elsewhere.
Alienware AW341BDW Utrawide Gaming Monitor

Alienware AW3418DW Curved Gaming Monitor review

Don’t underestimate the understated appeal of Alienware’s 34-inch curved ultrawide gaming monitor. Although this monitor doesn’t pack aggressive gaming aesthetics, it’s refined looks and balanced performance makes it a winner. The curved 34-inch panel, WQHD resolution display, and fast refresh rates will keep gamers happy.
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.
Acer Swift 7 Impressions

We want every laptop to be as thin as an iPhone. But is it practical?

The Acer Swift 7 is the thinnest notebook you can buy, and in many ways, it feels like the notebook of the future. But it makes too many compromises along the way, particularly in its no-click touchpad and weird keyboard layout, and performance and battery life suffer.
A person typing on a Huawei MateBook X Pro laptop at a table.

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.
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Microsoft Surface Go review

Microsoft has launched the $400 Surface Go to take on both the iPad and the Chromebook in a single device. It’s a bold attempt to appeal to everyone’s needs in a compact, budget-friendly form factor, but can a device this small work as a PC?

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.
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.
Microsoft Surface Studio 2 hands-on.

Microsoft Surface Studio 2 review

Most creative pros are Apple users, but with the Surface Studio 2, Microsoft makes a serious attempt to win them over. There aren't a lot of new features on the outside, but the internal updates are significant. Despite its niche appeal, you’ll wish you had a few grand to drop on this beauty.
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.
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Dell Ultrasharp 49 review

Samsung’s ultrawide CHG90 opened the door for massive monitors last year, and now Dell is stepping through that door with its own gigantic screen. Dell’s Ultrasharp 49 looks similar to the Samsung at a glance, but it’s for a different audience. Our Ultrasharp 49 review breaks down the differences.
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Lenovo Legion C730 Cube review

Though the Legion C730 Cube may look like a cooler with its carry handle, and it does a good job keeping its “six pack” -- in the form of Intel’s hexa-core Core i7 CPU – cool, Lenovo designed this desktop for you to take to your next LAN party. With AMD or Nvidia graphics options, the C730 is also a VR-ready system.
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.
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.
Asus Zenbook UX330UA review

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.
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.
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?
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.
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.