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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Razer Blade Stealth (2017) Review

  • Extremely attractive
  • Thin and light design
  • Excellent keyboard and touchpad
  • Impressive standard hardware
  • Price keeps rising
  • Needs external GPU for serious gaming

Lenovo Yoga 720 13-inch Review

  • Good keyboard and better touchpad
  • Outstanding storage performance
  • Solid overall performance
  • Decent value for the money
  • Unremarkable display
  • Mediocre battery life
  • Fan is very loud at heavy loads
Our Score 6

Samsung Galaxy Book Review

  • Thin and light
  • OLED display looks beautiful
  • Clear, loud speakers
  • Solid processor performance
  • Awkward keyboard cover
  • Lacks built-in stand
  • Poor battery life
Our Score 6

Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch with Touch Bar Review

  • Exquisite look and feel
  • Screen is among the best we’ve tested
  • Loud, enjoyable speakers
  • Spacious, responsive touchpad
  • Top-tier hard drive performance
  • Adapters needed to connect most devices
  • Keyboard is well below average
  • Touch Bar lacks an obvious purpose
  • Battery life takes a step back
Our Score 6

Alienware 15 R3 (2017) Review

  • Excellent gaming performance
  • Powerful hardware
  • Remarkable build quality
  • Poor battery life
  • Low-quality display
Our Score 6

HP EliteBook X360 G2 Review

  • Elegant design and superior build quality
  • Excellent keyboard and touchpad
  • Strong business features and value
  • Solid performance
  • 3-year standard warranty
  • A little expensive
  • Dim 1080p screen with only average quality
  • Uncomfortable heat exhaust port
Our Score 8

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (2017) Review

  • Durable chassis
  • Plenty of ports
  • Attractive, yet anti-glare display
  • Excellent processor and hard drive performance
  • Class-leading battery life
  • Mediocre look and feel
  • Very small touchpad
  • More expensive than similar competitors
Our Score 7

Acer Aspire VX 5-591G 5652 Review

  • Inexpensive
  • Good battery life
  • Performs well in games, for the price
  • Feels cheap
  • Exceptionally poor display color gamut
  • Unimpressive sound quality
  • Too much bloatware
Our Score 5