Editors' Choice

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

Dell XPS 15 9560 review

The XPS 15 builds on the success of the XPS 13 by offering a slightly larger display in a very similar chassis. More than just a larger screen, the XPS 15 packs some serious power into its tiny footprint, including a… See Full Review »

Our Score 9

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Samsung Chromebook Pro Review

  • Sturdy chassis
  • Beautiful display
  • Full Android app support
  • Satisfying performance
  • Compact design
  • Cramped keyboard layout
  • Middling battery life
Our Score 8

Digital Storm Equinox Review

  • Solid build
  • High refresh rate display
  • Good value
  • Expandable internals
  • Dated exterior design
  • Below average battery life
Our Score 8

Dell XPS 15 9560 Review

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

Apple MacBook 12-inch (2017) Review

  • Unparalleled craftsmanship
  • Solid battery life
  • Excellent display
  • Surprisingly robust speakers
  • One USB-C port just doesn’t cut it
  • Not at all competitively priced
Our Score 7

Acer Chromebook Spin 11 Review

  • Solid productivity battery life
  • Wacom EMR stylus included
  • Attractive price point
  • Sluggish performance
  • Stylus lags in some apps
  • Display is small and mediocre
  • Underwhelming audio
Our Score 5

Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch with Touch Bar Review

  • Exquisite look and feel
  • Screen is among the best we’ve tested
  • Loud, enjoyable speakers
  • Spacious, responsive touchpad
  • Top-tier hard drive performance
  • Adapters needed to connect most devices
  • Keyboard is well below average
  • Touch Bar lacks an obvious purpose
  • Battery life takes a step back
Our Score 6

Alienware 17 R5 Review

  • Excellent build quality
  • High refresh rate display
  • Variety of configuration options
  • Exceptional gaming performance
  • Big and heavy
  • Mediocre battery life
Our Score 8

HP Spectre 13 (2017) Review

  • Beautiful design
  • Excellent performance
  • Solid battery life for most tasks
  • Extremely thin and light
  • Very good keyboard
  • Thin chassis sacrifices some rigidity
  • Touchpad isn’t Microsoft Precision compatible
Our Score 7