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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Dell XPS 12 Review

  • Outstanding build quality
  • No-compromises convertible design
  • Great keyboard
  • Beautiful 1080p display
  • Long battery life
  • Fast solid-state drive
  • Weight makes tablet use awkward
  • Finicky touchpad
  • Lackluster processor for the price
Our Score 9

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 Review

  • 360-degree hinge and multiple modes from laptop to…
  • Hinge feels sturdy
  • Overall solid build
  • Beautiful display with wide viewing angles
  • Responsive touchscreen
  • Speedy performance
  • Keyboard exposed in tablet mode
  • Shrunken keys on the right side of keyboard
  • Few ports
Our Score 8

Toshiba Satellite S955 Review

  • Attractive, slim exterior
  • Plenty of RAM and hard drive capacity
  • Chassis flex
  • Poor keyboard and touchpad
  • Fan is audible at idle and loud at load
  • Poor value
Our Score 6.5

Toshiba Satellite P855 Review

  • Attractive but practical exterior
  • Very little bloatware
  • Great Harmon/Kardon speakers
  • Quick performance
  • Entry-level version is well priced
  • Mushy keyboard feel
  • Poor battery life
  • Expensive variants aren’t a good value
Our Score 8

ASUS Zenbook Prime UX32VD Review

  • Three USB 3.0 ports
  • Enjoyable keyboard and large touchpad
  • High-contrast IPS display
  • Good processor and 3D performance
  • Display has severe uniformity issues
  • Hard drive is mechanical
  • Battery life is so-so
Our Score 8

Acer Aspire V5 Review

  • Good build quality
  • Fast processor for the price
  • Hot running at load
  • Short battery life
  • Lackluster overall performance
  • Clunky touchpad
Our Score 7

Sony Vaio E Series (2012) Review

  • Good keyboard
  • Strong processor performance
  • Many options
  • Poor touchpad
  • Short battery life
  • Poor value
  • Some pricy options
Our Score 7

Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E530 Review

  • Excellent keyboard and touchpad
  • Matte display
  • Outstanding endurance (with upgraded battery)
  • Inexpensive
  • Thick and bulky
  • Poor audio quality
  • Not the best performance value
Our Score 8.5