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Alienware Aurora R15 review: fixing a critical issue

Alienware's long-running Aurora line sees iterative updates every year, but 2023 brings a critical change that makes it a much more attractive gaming desktop.
Two windows laptops sit on a wooden table.

Windows 11 review: the new era evolves

The RTX 4070 Ti graphics card on a pink background.

Nvidia RTX 4070 Ti review: not the GPU you’re looking for

Nvidia's RTX 4070 Ti is an interesting case study of how important branding and pricing are, but when it comes to raw numbers, it struggles to compete.
HP Dragonfly Folio G3 front view showing display and keyboard deck.

HP Dragonfly Folio G3 review: still innovating

The HP Dragonfly Folio G3 boasts an innovative pull-forward 2-in-1 design, with good enough productivity and inking performance, plus decent battery life.
The Dell Latitude 9330 open on a table.

Dell Latitude 9330 review: the executive suite

The Dell Latitude 9330 2-in-1 is a good option for business executives with big budgets, but mainstream users should look elsewhere.
Lenovo IdeaPad Duet 5i front view showing display and keyboard.

Lenovo IdeaPad Duet 5i review: Surface Pro on a budget?

The Lenovo IdeaPad Duet 5i is an affordable detachable tablet with entry-level components. It performs well enough and is a value as long as its price is right.
Asus ZenBook S 13 Flip front view showing display and keyboard deck.

Asus ZenBook S 13 Flip review: light enough for real work

The Asus ZenBook S 13 Flip is a strong competitor in the 13-inch convertible 2-in-1 market, offering a thin and light chassis with strong performance.
Acer Swift Edge front angled view showing display and keyboard deck.

Acer Swift Edge review: insanely thin, insanely light

The Acer Swift Edge SFA16-41 is a miraculously thin and light 16-inch laptop with a spectacular OLED display. But fitting everything in forces some compromises.
Acer 516 GE on railing outdoors at dawn.

Acer Chromebook 516 GE review: a Chromebook for gaming?

Google has partnered with companies such as Acer, Asus, and Lenovo to create the world’s first ChromeOS-powered cloud gaming laptops.
Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 front view showing display and folio keyboard.

Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 (9315) review: a cheaper Surface Pro alternative

The Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 9315 doesn't offer anything to recommend it over the Microsoft Surface Pro 9 except for its price, and that's not quite low enough.
The ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 5 outside against green scenery.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 5 review: powerful, as always

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 5 meets its objective of being the fastest non-working ThinkPad, and it's a fine creativity workstation at a high price.
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Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen 3 review: a multitasker’s dream machine

The widescreen and dual-display Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen 3 is designed perfectly for multitaskers, but its performance holds it back with creative work.
The back of the Surface Pro 9, with the kickstand pulled out.

Microsoft Surface Pro 9 review: one step forward, one step back

Microsoft's latest Surface Pro 9 is still solid, even if it's steps forward aren't as obvious as they should be.
The front of the HP Envy x360 13 on a table.

HP Envy x360 13 (2022) review: an incredible laptop value

The HP Envy x360 13 is a surprisingly affordable laptop given its excellent build, solid productivity performance, and good battery life. OLED is also a plus.
Asus Vivobook 17X front view showing display and keyboard deck.

Asus Vivobook 17X review: a large screen for cheap

The Asus Vivobook 17X sports a large 17.3-inch display and performance that's fine at its lower prices, but not so much at the $1,000 review unit pricing.
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p Gen 3 front view showing display and keyboard deck.

Lenovo ThinkBook 16p Gen 3 review: nice, but not enough

The ThinkBook 16p Gen 3 is fast enough, but it lacks polish, and its display won't please creators. It's nothing special and a bit too much pricewise.
The Surface Laptop 5 on a table outside.

Microsoft Surface Laptop 5 hands-on review: gain some, lose some

The Microsoft Surface Laptop 5 adds Intel's 12th-gen CPUs and drops AMD's Ryzen processors while maintaining excellent build quality and aesthetics.
The blue edition of the Surface Pro 9.

Microsoft Surface Pro 9 hands-on review: different on the inside

The Microsoft Surface Pro 9 retains the excellent design and aesthetic of its predecessor, with an upgrade to Intel 12th-gen CPUs and a new 5G ARM option.
Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 front view showing display and keyboard deck.

Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 review: departing from the formula

The Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 departs from the usual ThinkPad formula, but that's okay. It's a solid 16-inch laptop competitor with a lot of sustainable materials.
The Dell XPS 13 9315 on a table against a window.

Dell XPS 13 (2022) review: a true answer to the MacBook Air

The Dell XPS 13 has its aim sighted on the M1 MacBook Air and somehow manages to undercut it.
The faux-leather lid of the ThinkPad Z13.

Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 review: the ThinkPad, evolved

With its faux-leather lid and excellent battery life, the Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 is worth paying attention to.
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Asus Vivobook S 14 Flip review: a value-first laptop

Asus Vivobook S 14 Flip: for when you're looking for value first.
The ThinkPad X1 Nano Gen 2 open on a table.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano Gen 2 review: this tiny ThinkPad is still great

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano Gen 2 is small, powerful, and extremely well-built. It's aimed at business users, but it's good for mainstream buyers as well.
The Lenovo Slim 7 Pro X open on a table.

Lenovo Slim 7 Pro X review: thin and really fast

The Lenovo Slim 7 Pro X is a thin and light 14-inch laptop with excellent performance and solid battery life that's also well-built and attractive.
HP Envy 16 front angled view showing display and keyboard deck.

HP Envy 16 review: creative performance for less

The HP Envy 16 is a more modern and powerful laptop than its predecessor, and it's a solid choice for anyone looking for a creative workstation.
The back of the Alienware x17 R2 as it's sitting on a desk.

Alienware x17 R2 review: The absurdity of a 480Hz gaming laptop

Alienware did something wild by adding a 480Hz screen to one of its fastest laptops. And although the screen is smooth, it's not the right upgrade for everyone.
Lenovo Slim 9i front angled view showing display and keyboard deck.

Lenovo Slim 9i review: glass on top, quality underneath

The Lenovo Slim 9i is an unabashedly premium laptop that costs a lot. But it's designed and built accordingly, with solid performance and a spectacular display.
A Dell Precision laptop on a brick floor.

Dell Precision 5470 review: too small to be effective

The Dell Precision 5470 achieves its objective of being an incredibly thin and light portable workstation. But it's just too slow to be practical.
Acer Swift 3 OLED front view showing display and keyboard deck.

Acer Swift 3 OLED review: an OLED laptop under $1,000

The Acer Swift 3 OLED offers just enough performance and build quality to live up to its new OLED display and make it a viable 14-inch laptop option.
The 2022 ThinkPad X1 Fold in clamshell mode, using the display modes to draw.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold Gen 2 hands-on review: a sleek redo

Lenovo has taken notes from its old foldable PC in order to bring upgrades to the larger and more powerful ThinkPad X1 Fold Gen 2 at the same price.
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Lenovo Glasses T1 hands-on review: virtual screens for your phone or PC

The Lenovo Glasses T1 is an interesting heads-up AR display that can bring what's happening on your computer or phone right up into your face.
The HP Elite Dragonfly G3 on a table.

HP Elite Dragonfly G3 review: the C-Suite laptop

The HP Elite Dragonfly G3 epitomizes the modern business laptop, with a light and attractive chassis, long battery life, and solid business features.
The back of the Alienware x14.

Alienware x14 review: Is thinnest best?

With the Alienware x14, the company tries to make the case for an extremely thin gaming laptop. Does it work?
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Dell Inspiron 14 Plus review: plus in more ways than one

The Dell Inspiron 14 Plus makes most of the right improvements, increasing performance and dramatically improving the display quality.
Section Editor, Computing

Luke Larsen is the Computing Editor at Digital Trends and manages all content covering laptops, monitors, PC hardware, and everything else that plugs into a computer. Luke joined Digital Trends in 2017 as a native Portlander, happy to join a media company that called his city home. His obsession with technology is in observing the ebb and flow of how technological advancement and design intersects with our day-to-day experience of it. From digging into the minute details to stepping back and seeing the wider trends, Luke revels in telling stories with tech.

Before working at DT, he worked as Tech Editor at Paste Magazine for over four years and has bylines at publications such as IGN and The Oregonian. When he’s not obsessing over what the best laptop is or how Apple can fix the Mac, Luke spends his time playing designer board games, quoting obscure Star Wars lines, grilling chicken wings, and endlessly tinkering with his pedal board.