The HP Pavilion Gaming 15 laptop is an affordable gaming machine with strong performance and loud speakers, but a bland display. Make sure you get enough storage.
The 16-inch MacBook Pro has a big screen, improved keyboard and long battery life, but it’s time to add some more ports.
The MSI Alpha 15 has a CPU and GPU from AMD, but performance is middling. It tries to make up for that with its screen and keyboard.
The Dell G3 15 has sleek looks for a budget gaming PC and offers strong performance for the price, but the tradeoff is a bland display.
The Asus ROG Mothership offers strong performance in a distinct design with amazing speakers. But it’s very expensive, and far from quiet.
Dell’s latest premium convertible sports a bright screen and long battery life, but if you’re spending this much, there may be better options.
The Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 (15-inch) is an attractive, thin 15-inch notebook -- and it finally has USB Type-C. But what about performance and battery life?
The Microsoft Surface Pro X is plagued with app compatibility issues, but it shows amazing growth in Microsoft’s Surface design.
The Dell XPS 13 is an attractive laptop with strong performance and a bright display, but you shouldn’t get the base configuration.
Razer’s revamped Blade Pro 17 brings RTX graphics and and a smaller footprint, but if you want more than 512GB of storage or a high-res display, you'll have to pay more than $3,500.
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.