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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ASUS ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GE Review

  • Very good build quality
  • Strong CPU performance
  • Comfortable keyboard
  • ScreenPad is innovative and shows some promise
  • Battery life is disappointing
  • ScreenPad is buggy and limited in functionality
  • Display lacks accuracy and contrast
  • Notebook gets hot and loud under load
Our Score 6

Microsoft Surface Book 2 15-inch Review

  • Great keyboard and touchpad
  • Versatile, and light when used as a tablet
  • Sharp, high-contrast, pixel-dense touchscreen
  • Excellent performance in all areas
  • Unparalleled battery life
  • Display’s color accuracy could be better
  • Battery discharges at load even when plugged in
  • Extremely expensive
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

Acer Aspire 5 Review

  • Low price
  • Intel Optane speeds up the large-capacity hard…
  • Good performance for a budget machine
  • Sturdy build quality
  • The screen is really bad, even for the price
  • Battery life is underwhelming
  • The keyboard isn’t backlit
Our Score 6

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  • Hefty design looks a bit outdated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

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