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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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Asus Zenbook 13 (2018) Review

  • Solid CPU performance
  • Better than usual entry-level gaming
  • Competitive battery life
  • Palm rests stay cool even when it’s working hard…
  • Attractive design
  • Fans get quite loud under heavy loads
  • Some throttling in game performance
  • Lid, keyboard deck, and bottom bend under pressure…
  • SATA SSD holds back performance
Our Score 7

Samsung Notebook 9 Pen Review

  • Extremely light, thin design
  • S Pen is responsive and natural
  • Good port selection for size
  • Great battery life
  • Keyboard and touchpad are mediocre
  • S Pen is too small
  • Bland design
  • Very expensive for the hardware
  • Gets loud and hot quickly
Our Score 6

Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 Review

  • Sturdy, light chassis
  • Outstanding keyboard
  • Strong performance
  • Long-lasting battery
  • Limited USB connectivity
  • Mediocre touchpad
Our Score 8

Dell Inspiron 13 7000 2-in-1 (2016) Review

  • Excellent performance
  • Real value for the money
  • Good build quality
  • Colorful display
  • Poor battery life
  • Touchpad is unpleasant to use
  • SSD could be quicker
Our Score 6

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

Dell XPS 13 (2018) Review

  • Thin and light
  • Still attractive, now available in white
  • 4K display looks spectacular
  • Keyboard feels great
  • Battery is smaller than before

Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 Review

  • Extremely thin and light
  • Gorgeous, yet durable design
  • 4K screen option is a looker
  • Offers Intel Core 8th-gen with Vega graphics
  • Only has USB-C
  • Short, uncomfortable key travel

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 3rd-gen Review

  • Rugged design
  • Great keyboard
  • Beautiful HDR display
  • High-performance hardware
  • Doesn’t lose weight from prior year
  • Extremely expensive