Thanks to impressive productivity power for its cost, the AMD-powered Lenovo ThinkPad X13 is a strong start to Lenovo’s newest small form factor line of ThinkPads.
The Razer Blade Stealth 13 is an ultrabook with a GPU, but is best only for light gaming, and you can do better for productivity.
The HP Envy 15 gets an excellent keyboard and a beautiful design in exchange for more weight and middling battery life.
The Alienware m15 R3 is a slim gaming machine with strong performance and a 300 Hz display, but it runs hot.
Updated With an AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS CPU, the Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 is a portable powerhouse and one of the best AMD-based laptops we’ve ever seen.
The Lenovo Flex 5G is the nicest Arm-based Windows PC, but the 5G isn’t all that notable when networks aren’t built out.
The ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5 offers incremental improvements,though its hefty price tag limits the clientele who would benefit most from it.
Asus’ ROG Zephyrus M15 (GU502) is a solid attempt at an understated mainstream gamer. But the AMD-powered G14 model is a better choice for most people.
Intel’s Lakefield technology is here in a beautiful design, but the Samsung Galaxy Book S is pricey for its performance.
The Asus TUF Gaming A15 gaming laptop proved it can go toe-to-toe with competitors in our benchmarks. But its screen makes things look bland.
Sleek design, plenty of ports and a comfy keyboard make the ThinkPad X1 Carbon (Gen 8) a productivity powerhouse.
The Microsoft Surface Book 3 (15-inch) is a pricey machine in a class of its own, but its performance is lacking.
The ZenBook 13 holds a unique place in the ultraportable market thanks to discrete graphics and proprietary convenience features.
The Dell XPS 17 returns after almost a decade with an attractive design, slim bezels, a gorgeous display and a massive trackpad.
The Razer Blade Pro 17 is a thin gaming laptop with a classy design and RTX performance, but not enough storage space.