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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.

Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) review

At first glance, the 2017 Surface Pro looks like an incremental update to the Surface Pro 4, which was already our favorite detachable tablet. But does the newest version earn its own place at the top of the 2-in-1 heap? See Full Review »

Our Score 8

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IBM ThinkPad 770E Review

  • Sturdy construction
  • Retro appeal
  • Swappable drive bays
  • Plenty of connections
  • Spacious keyboard
  • Limited software support
Our Score 10

Dell XPS 13 (Kaby Lake) Review

  • Still a beautiful machine
  • Light, but solid
  • Great display options, up to QHD+
  • Strong, well-rounded performance
  • Solid battery life
  • Quiet speakers
Our Score 10

Asus ROG G751JY-DH71 Review

  • Attractive, but subdued exterior
  • Excellent keyboard and touchpad
  • Beautiful, accurate display
  • Strong performance in all areas
  • Incredibly quiet, even at full load
  • Keyboard is hard to read with backlight off
  • Average battery life
  • Bulky
Our Score 9.5

HP Pavilion dm1z Review

  • Attractive design
  • Large keyboard and touchpad
  • Sharp display with decent black levels
  • Good audio quality
  • Long battery life
  • Admirable graphics performance
  • Annoying Norton antivirus
  • Poor processor performance
  • Still too small for some users
Our Score 9.5

Apple Macbook Pro 13-Inch (2013) Review

  • Excellent build quality
  • Very thin and light
  • Great keyboard and touchpad
  • Retina display is beautiful
  • Outstanding battery life
  • Strong performance in all areas
  • Runs quietly
  • Good value
  • Design remains unchanged
  • Retina display crushes black detail
Our Score 9.5

ASUS Zenbook UX51Vz Review

  • Great build quality
  • Attractive
  • Excellent touchpad
  • Class-leading 1080p display
  • Superb audio quality
  • Above-average battery life
  • Solid performance in every benchmark
  • Fan is louder than average at load
  • Expensive
Our Score 9.5

Samsung ATIV Book 8 Review

  • Attractive design and good build quality
  • Good, high-contrast display
  • Outstanding performance in apps
  • Adequate game performance
  • Lots of storage space
  • Excellent battery life
  • Good value
  • Keyboard is just average
  • Runs a bit hot at idle
Our Score 9.5

Acer Predator 17 G9-791-79Y3 Review

  • Solid build quality
  • Pleasant keyboard and touchpad
  • Loud, bass-heavy sound system
  • Excellent performance in all areas
  • Surprisingly long battery life
  • Bundled gaming mouse
  • Derivative design
  • Mediocre display
Our Score 9