The Google Pixelbook Go is a playful Chromebook with long battery life, but it’s not affordable above the base model and the touchpad can be fussy.
The Alienware m15 R2 looks nice and offers strong performance, but the RAM is soldered down and the display could be a little brighter.
Asus’ dual-screen laptop is better designed and generally more useful than the competition. But there’s still lots of room for improvement.
The Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR has a great display and offers solid performance, but its AI software confuses and it has a webcam placed in a spot that makes it unusable.
The Hack Laptop is supposed to teach kids to code, but poorly-designed lessons make it an exercise in frustration.
With a simple, RGB-free design, the Lenovo Legion Y545 is a good value. The laptop makes some sacrifices, but its gaming performance is still on point.
The Acer Predator Helios uses an innovative sliding keyboard to enable extra cooling, which leads to strong performance, but it sure is heavy.
The MSI GE65 Raider gaming laptop gets you the framerates and productivity power expected of more expensive machines.
The HP Omen X 2S has a second, 6-inch display if you really hate the idea of using your phone or a second monitor for chats and other tasks while gaming.
The MSI GT76 Titan gaming laptop has powerful performance with a desktop class processor, and a comfortable keyboard, but it’s also very expensive.
The Dell XPS 15 offers an amazing display and strong performance, but OLED is only on some top models and gaming performance, if you want it, is mixed.
The Dell G7 15 (2019) has a subtle design that’s upgrade-friendly with decent all-around performance.
The Acer Predator Triton 900 is a big laptop with a unique hinge, but has an awkward keyboard and isn’t as easy to upgrade as other laptops.
The OLED version of the HP Spectre x360 (15-inch) offers a great screen and excellent speakers, but there are ugly bezels and the battery life is below average.
In esports, every frame counts. The 240Hz display on the Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model is one of the speediest displays I’ve seen.
The Asus ROG Zephyrus G GA502 is a sleek flagship AMD Ryzen gaming laptop with Nvidia’s GTX 1660 Ti.
The zSpace has 3D and AR capabilities unlike any laptop. It’s an innovative new approach to education but a bit laggy when it comes to typical productivity.