Editors' Choice

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

Alienware 17 R5 review

With a 17-inch display and a chassis weighing in at nearly 10 pounds, the Alienware 17 R5 is truly massive. Between its weight and its hardware, it’s certainly outfitted like a gaming desktop so let’s find out if it… 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