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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 15 9560 review

The XPS 15 builds on the success of the XPS 13 by offering a slightly larger display in a very similar chassis. More than just a larger screen, the XPS 15 packs some serious power into its tiny footprint, including a… See Full Review »

Our Score 9

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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

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

Asus Zenbook 13 (2018) Review

  • Solid CPU performance
  • Better than usual entry-level gaming
  • Competitive battery life
  • Palm rests stay cool even when it’s working hard…
  • Attractive design
  • Fans get quite loud under heavy loads
  • Some throttling in game performance
  • Lid, keyboard deck, and bottom bend under pressure…
  • SATA SSD holds back performance
Our Score 7

Samsung Notebook 9 Pen Review

  • Extremely light, thin design
  • S Pen is responsive and natural
  • Good port selection for size
  • Great battery life
  • Keyboard and touchpad are mediocre
  • S Pen is too small
  • Bland design
  • Very expensive for the hardware
  • Gets loud and hot quickly
Our Score 6

Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 Review

  • Sturdy, light chassis
  • Outstanding keyboard
  • Strong performance
  • Long-lasting battery
  • Limited USB connectivity
  • Mediocre touchpad
Our Score 8

Dell Inspiron 13 7000 2-in-1 (2016) Review

  • Excellent performance
  • Real value for the money
  • Good build quality
  • Colorful display
  • Poor battery life
  • Touchpad is unpleasant to use
  • SSD could be quicker
Our Score 6

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 3rd-gen Review

  • Rugged design
  • Great keyboard
  • Beautiful HDR display
  • High-performance hardware
  • Doesn’t lose weight from prior year
  • Extremely expensive