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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.

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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Apple MacBook 2009 Review

  • Attractive and sturdy unibody design
  • Enormous multi-touch trackpad
  • Respectable five-hour real-life runtime
  • Comfortable keyboard
  • Bright, attractive LED-backlit screen
  • Superb desktop performance
  • No swappable battery
  • Bare minimum of ports
  • Significantly heavier than competitors
  • Glare from glossy screen
Our Score 8

Asus UL30A Review

  • Thin
  • lightweight; excellent value; outstanding 9-hour…
  • Spotty Wi-Fi connectivity; quite a bit of flex in…
Our Score 7.5

Sony VAIO NW Series Review

  • Blu-ray reader; attractive design; HDMI port;…
  • Integrated graphics; short battery life; heavy for…
Our Score 6.5

Sony VAIO AW Series Review

  • Gorgeous LED display; elegant design; Blu-ray…
  • Poor battery performance; Not quite powerful…
Our Score 7.5

Asus G51VX Review

  • Excellent value; outstanding game performance;…
  • full-size
  • backlit keyboard; unique style; quick boot times
  • Unusually weak speakers; low resolution screen;…
Our Score 7.5

MSI Wind U123-003US Review

  • Fantastic battery life; support for 802.11n…
  • Wired networking limited to 100Mb/sec; glossy…
Our Score 8

Alienware M17x Review

  • Ridiculously powerful
  • thanks to processor
  • graphics
  • and memory technology; appealing design
  • albeit a little geeky; plenty of perks
  • including AlienSense facial recognition and the…
  • Slurps up power like a storm grate swallowing…
  • 600 fully loaded
  • it costs as much as a good used car
Our Score 9

MSI Wind U100 Review

  • Bright and spacious 10-inch screen; lightweight…
  • Three-cell battery may be inadequate; build…
Our Score 8.5