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 (2019) review

HP’s updated Spectre x360 13 is dubbed “gem-cut” for a reason. It looks like a gem cutter went to work on the chassis, and the result is glorious. It’s also fast, well-built, and lasts long on a charge. What else… See Full Review »

Our Score 10

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Dell Inspiron 13 7386 2-in-1 Review

  • Great performance
  • Mini webcam makes Skype calls clear and concise
  • Slim bezels around the display
  • Thin, light design
  • Below average battery life
  • Very disappointing display
  • Fans can get too loud
  • Touchpad is unpleasant
Our Score 5

Lenovo Chrombook C330 Review

  • Great value
  • Keyboard is high quality
  • Excellent battery life
  • Wide selection of ports
  • Disappointing display
  • Poor performance
  • Large bezels and plastic build
Our Score 6

Acer Chromebook 13 (CB713-1W-56VY) Review

  • The best performance we’ve seen in a Chromebook
  • Display is very bright with good contrast and…
  • Well-built chassis
  • Battery life doesn’t reflect Chrome OS…
  • Expensive for a clamshell Chromebook
  • Fan noise is unusual for Chrome OS devices

HP Spectre x360 13-ae002xx Review

  • Outstanding performance
  • Great battery life, especially for productivity…
  • Excellent keyboard
  • Attractive and well-built chassis
  • Active pen packs some unique special features
  • Full HD display took a step back in quality
  • Pen has lower sensitivity than the competition
Our Score 9

Apple MacBook Air (2018) Review

  • Beautiful, thin, and light
  • Excellent build quality
  • Improved keyboard and trackpad
  • Touch ID
  • Loud, clear speakers
  • Not a good value
  • Below average battery life
  • Display is dim and overly saturated
Our Score 7

Dell XPS 13 (2018) Review

  • Luxurious, modern look
  • Great keyboard and touchpad
  • Attractive display options
  • Strong performance
  • Long battery life with 1080p screen
  • More body flex than before
  • Touchscreen isn’t standard
Our Score 9

Asus Zenbook UX330UA-AH54 Review

  • Sturdy chassis
  • Enjoyable keyboard
  • Attractive non-gloss display
  • Thin, light design
  • Excellent value
  • Design looks dull
  • Touchpad needs work
  • Battery life went from excellent to average
Our Score 8

Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) Review

  • Excellent notebook performance in a tablet format
  • Significantly improved battery life
  • Outstanding build quality
  • Type Cover offers a quieter experience
  • Surface Pen is more precise and faster
  • Lacks USB-C
  • Signature Type Cover and Surface Pen are costly…
Our Score 8