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

HP Spectre x360 13 (Late 2017) Review

HP’s late-2017 refresh of the Spectre x360 13 convertible 2-in-1 leverages Intel’s eighth-generation CPUs for significantly improved performance and battery life. The thin and light frame is also tweaked, and looks… See Full Review »

Our Score 9

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Google Pixelbook Review

  • Extremely slim
  • Handsome look
  • Beautiful, pixel-dense display
  • Feels snappy in everyday use
  • Battery can easily last a full workday
  • Chrome OS has limited inking support
  • Assistant isn’t as useful as it could be
  • Android apps are supported, but buggy
Our Score 7

Dell Inspiron 13 5000 2-in-1 Review

  • Solid performance
  • Wide range of budget prices
  • Reasonable build quality
  • Poor battery life
  • Scratchy touchpad surface
  • Keyboard is merely adequate
  • Relatively thick and heavy
  • Slower storage speeds
Our Score 5

HP Spectre x360 13-ae002xx Review

  • Outstanding performance
  • Great battery life, especially for productivity…
  • Excellent keyboard
  • Attractive and well-built chassis
  • Active pen packs some unique special features
  • Full HD display took a step back in quality
  • Pen has lower sensitivity than the competition
Our Score 9

Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) Review

  • Excellent notebook performance in a tablet format
  • Significantly improved battery life
  • Outstanding build quality
  • Type Cover offers a quieter experience
  • Surface Pen is more precise and faster
  • Lacks USB-C
  • Signature Type Cover and Surface Pen are costly…
Our Score 8

Acer Nitro 5 Spin Review

  • Solid build quality
  • Attractive gaming design
  • Solid productivity performance
  • A better display than similarly priced gaming…
  • Mixed gaming performance given the GPU
  • Mediocre battery life
  • Keyboard lacks sufficient travel
  • Large and heavy for a 2-in-1
Our Score 6

Dell XPS 15 9560 Review

  • Superb display
  • Excellent everyday performance
  • Admirable gaming chops
  • High-quality industrial design
  • Low-quality speakers
Our Score 9

Huawei MateBook X Pro Review

  • Simple yet functional design
  • Good keyboard, great touchpad
  • Bright, high-contrast display
  • Great speakers for the size
  • Solid battery life
  • Weird webcam location
  • MX150 performs behind similar competitors
  • U.S. pricing hasn’t been announced
Our Score 7

Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 Review

  • G-series chip provides great gaming performance
  • Exceptional build quality and design
  • One of the best laptop displays you can buy
  • Quick storage and processing
  • Good value for the hardware
  • New keyboard is passable, but not
  • Lackluster battery life in 4K model
  • Runs loud and hot
Our Score 7