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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.

Dell XPS 13 (2017) Review

The XPS 13’s 2017 update might happen mostly under the hood, with a new 8th-generation Intel CPU, but there’s still good reason to check out this stunning laptop. See Full Review »

Our Score 10

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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

Lenovo Yoga 920 Review

  • Excellent performance thanks to 8th-gen Intel CPU
  • Great battery life, especially for lighter tasks
  • Solid and attractive build quality
  • Good keyboard and pen
  • Two USB-C ports with Thunderbolt 3 support
  • A bit pricey, especially in higher configurations
  • Touchpad is slightly twitchy
Our Score 8

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (2018) Review

  • Refined keyboard and touchpad experience
  • Soft-touch carbon materials feel great
  • Perfect use of Thunderbolt 3
  • Speedy processor and storage
  • Robust build quality
  • Touchscreen isn’t responsive
  • Expensive compared to competitors
  • Mediocre battery life under some loads
Our Score 7

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

Asus Zenbook Flip 14 UX461UN Review

  • Very good CPU performance
  • Good entry-level gaming for a thin-and-light…
  • Competitive battery life
  • Impressive speakers
  • Available in a value-oriented budget configuration
  • Display is only average and could use a 4K option
  • Lid and keyboard deck bend a little under pressure…
  • Keyboard is mediocre and pen input suffers from a…
Our Score 7

LG Gram 15Z980 Review

  • Extremely light
  • Includes Thunderbolt 3
  • Fast, zippy processing
  • Thin bezels
  • Good battery life
  • A bit overpriced
  • No 4K display or GPU, despite high price
  • Lots of flex in the panels
  • Display is only average
Our Score 6

Huawei MateBook X Pro Review

  • Great touchscreen
  • Excellent audio performance
  • Large touchpad
  • Clever hidden camera lens
  • Plenty of power in the Core i7 version
  • Price may determine popularity
  • Not especially memorable over any other premium…

Dell XPS 13 (2018) Review

  • Luxurious, modern look
  • Great keyboard and touchpad
  • Attractive display options
  • Strong performance
  • Long battery life with 1080p screen
  • More body flex than before
  • Touchscreen isn’t standard
Our Score 9