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The front of the Acer Swift Edge, showing the display.

Acer Swift Edge vs. Microsoft Surface Laptop 5

The Acer Swift Edge is an incredibly thin and light laptop that still manages to pack in a beautiful OLED display. It outclasses the Microsoft Surface Laptop 5.
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.
Dell XPS 13 Plus front view showing display and keyboard deck.

Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 vs. XPS 13 vs. XPS 13 Plus

Dell's 13-inch XPS lineup has expanded, with three solid choices in the XPS 13 2-in-1, the XPS 13 9315, and the XPS 13 Plus. Which one is right for you?
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.
HP Envy x360 13 2022 front view showing display and keyboard deck.

HP Envy x360 13 vs. Apple MacBook Air M2

The HP Envy x360 13 and Apple MacBook Air M2 are two of the best 13-inch laptops you can buy today. But one is significantly more affordable.
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.
LG UltraPC 17 front view showing display and keyboard deck.

LG UltraPC 17 review: a viable midrange machine for creators

The LG UltraPC 17 slots into a very comfortable spot among large-screen laptops, with performance and a display that's good enough for less demanding creators.
The Dell XPS 13 Plus on a table outside.

Dell XPS 13 Plus vs. Apple MacBook Air M1

The Dell XPS 13 Plus and Apple MacBook Air M1 are two of the best 13-inch laptops available today. Choosing between them is hard, but not impossible.
The blue edition of the Surface Pro 9.

Microsoft Surface Pro 9 vs. Dell XPS 13 2-in-1

The Microsoft Surface Pro 9 is the standard for Windows 11 detachable tablet 2-in-1s. The Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 is a new competitor that hopes to take the throne.
Drawing on the HP Spectre x360 13.5 inch model.

HP Spectre x360 13.5 vs. Apple MacBook Air M2

The HP Spectre x360 13.5 and Apple MacBook Air M2 are two of the best premium laptops you can buy. But the HP provides a more flexible form factor.
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.
The edge of the Dell XPS 13 Plus' chassis.

Dell XPS 13 Plus vs. Apple MacBook Pro 14

The Dell XPS 13 Plus and Apple MacBook Pro 14 are two of the best laptops you can buy today. They're different machines but meet demanding productive needs.
HP Spectre x360 13.5 front angled view showing display and keyboard deck.

HP Spectre x360 13.5 vs. Apple MacBook Air M1

The HP Spectre x360 13.5 and Apple MacBook Air M1 are both excellent laptops, and the MacBook is cheaper. But the Spectre is the more flexible machine.
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.
Apple MacBook Pro 14 front view showing display and keyboard deck.

I hate how much I love my MacBook Pro

The Apple MacBook Pro 14 is a spectacular laptop with a superior build, keyboard and touchpad, and display. I can't help but love it, in spite of myself.
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.
Lenovo Slim 9i front angled view showing display and keyboard deck.

Lenovo Slim 9i vs. Lenovo Yoga 9i Gen 7

The Lenovo Slim 9i and Yoga 9i Gen 7 are two of the best 14-inch laptops you can buy. They're closely matched, while the 2-in-1 offers a lower entry-level cost.
HP Envy x360 13 2022 front angled view showing display and keyboard deck.

HP Envy x360 13 vs. Apple MacBook Air M1

The HP Envy x360 13 is a better value, but the Apple MacBook Air M1 offers some good features. Which one should you choose?
Lenovo Slim 7 Pro X front view showing display and keyboard deck.

Head-to-head: Intel Core i7-12700H vs. AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS

The AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS and Intel Core i7-12700H perform similarly, all things considered. Each has its advantages, so choosing between them can be a challenge.
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen 3

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 Dell XPS 13 9315 on a table against a window.

Dell XPS 13 vs. Apple MacBook Air M2

The Dell XPS 13 and Apple MacBook Air M2 are complete redesigns, changing up what made their predecessors popular. Which is the best result?
Dell XPS 13 Plus front view showing display and keyboard deck.

Dell XPS 13 Plus vs. XPS 13: which is better?

The Dell XPS 13 Plus is a new member of the XPS lineup, bringing new technologies and a new design. Does it have what it takes to dethrone the base XPS 13?
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.
Dell XPS 15 9520 front view showing display and keyboard deck.

Dell XPS 15 vs. Razer Blade 15: which to buy in 2022

The Dell XPS 15 and Razer Blade 15 are two 15-inch laptops with great and attractive builds. The Blade 15 is the faster performer, but there's a price.
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.
Microsoft Surface Pro 9 front view showing tablet and videoconferencing.

Microsoft Surface Pro 9 vs. Surface Pro 8: here’s how they stack up

Microsoft's Surface Pro 9 is the latest iteration of the popular line, bringing some interesting changes to the Surface Pro 8.
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.
Lenovo Slim 9i front view showing display and keyboard deck.

Lenovo Slim 9i vs. Apple MacBook Pro 14

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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 display of the HP Spectre x360 13.5.

HP Spectre x360 13.5 vs. Lenovo Yoga 9i Gen 7: premium 2-in-1 showdown

The HP Spectre x360 13.5 and the Lenovo Yoga 9i Gen 7 are two of the best convertible 2-in-1s available. There's just enough difference to pick a winner.
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 Spectre x360 15 2019 review

The best touchscreen laptops for 2022

The top touchscreen laptops need a great screen, high performance, and long battery life. Here are the best options in 2022.