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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Lenovo IdeaPad 530S Review

  • Premium-like build quality
  • Solid productivity performance
  • Good keyboard and touchpad
  • Battery life is just too short
  • Display has disappointing colors and contrast
Our Score 6

Acer Predator Helios 500 Review

  • Excellent gaming performance
  • Durable design with access to upgrades
  • Great keyboard
  • G-Sync, 144Hz display
  • Two-year warranty
  • Not individually-backlit keys
  • Limited battery life
  • Hefty design looks a bit outdated
Our Score 8

Google Pixelbook Review

  • Extremely slim
  • Handsome look
  • Beautiful, pixel-dense display
  • Feels snappy in everyday use
  • Battery can easily last a full workday
  • Chrome OS has limited inking support
  • Assistant isn’t as useful as it could be
  • Android apps are supported, but buggy
Our Score 7

Acer Chromebook 15 (2017) Review

  • Great battery life
  • Zippy performance
  • Large 15.6-inch HD screen
  • Awesome speaker placement
  • Solid overall value at $400
  • No dedicated video output
  • Google Play for Chrome OS has issues
  • Some distortion in audio
Our Score 8

Lenovo Yoga Book C930 Review

  • Stunning design
  • Knock twice to open feature is fun
  • E-Ink screen keyboard worked well
  • Thin and compact
  • Stylus included
  • Expensive for previous-gen CPU
  • Possibly not suitable for long term, everyday use

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

Asus Zenbook 3 Deluxe UX490UA-XS74-BL  Review

  • Stylish design
  • Light for its size
  • Excellent display
  • Solid and improved performance
  • Screen is only 1080p
  • You pay for what you get
Our Score 8

Dell XPS 15 9570 Review

  • Excellent design
  • Port selection is well-rounded
  • Long battery life
  • Doubles as a capable gaming PC
  • Good value despite high pricing
  • Bad webcam placement
  • SSD suffers slow write speed
Our Score 9