Editors' Choice

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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HP Spectre x360 15 (2018) Review

  • Powerful hardware, including Intel with Vega
  • Excellent keyboard
  • Lots of connectivity
  • Bright, sharp display
  • Heavy and thick for a 2-in-1
  • 4K screen might suck down battery

Lenovo Miix 630 Review

  • $800 with keyboard folio and stylus
  • Versatile design
  • Pixel-dense display
  • 20 hours of battery life
  • It’s not a looker
  • A bit heavy for its size

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 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

Acer Swift 3 SF314-52-517Z Review

  • Speedy 8th-gen performance
  • Plenty of connectivity
  • Solid keyboard
  • 1080p display looks true to life
  • Great SSD for the price
  • Boring design aesthetic
  • Display is dim, with poor contrast
  • Mediocre battery life
Our Score 8

Dell Inspiron 15 7577 Review

  • Affordable price
  • Powerful GPU
  • Quick SSD
  • Fairly quiet
  • Visibly poor display
  • Flimsy touchpad
  • Overly large, awkward size
Our Score 6

Asus Zenbook Pro UX550VE Review

  • Solid combination of productivity and gaming…
  • Excellent build quality and attractive design
  • Superior and surprising audio
  • Comfortable keyboard and touchpad
  • Great thermal design
  • Chassis is a bit larger than some of the…
  • No 4K UHD option is a disappointment
  • Moderate battery life
Our Score 7

Dell Inspiron 13 5000 2-in-1 Review

  • Solid performance
  • Wide range of budget prices
  • Reasonable build quality
  • Poor battery life
  • Scratchy touchpad surface
  • Keyboard is merely adequate
  • Relatively thick and heavy
  • Slower storage speeds
Our Score 5