Lenovo's 12.5-inch ThinkPad X250 fits epic battery life, a sharp display and a snappy keyboard into a lightweight, durable package.
The Razer Blade is a slim stunner that now packs GeForce GTX 970M graphics, making it a lightweight gaming powerhouse.
The HP ZBook 15u G2 is a lightweight work notebook that offers a military-standard durable design and solid overall performance.
While it's bigger and heavier than gaming notebooks of similar size, the Alienware 15 offers solid graphics performance for less than the competition.
The Lenovo ThinkPad E450 is a solid, affordable small-business laptop with a comfy keyboard but mediocre battery life.
The Alienware 17 gets updated with an Nvidia GeForce 980M GPU and an optional graphics amplifier for unrivaled gaming power.
The WS60 offers blazing storage speeds and top-notch graphics at the cost of short battery life and lots of heat.
The $699 Transformer Book T300 Chi is the better version of Asus' two tablet-laptop hybrids, but its battery life is still a little underwhelming.
The Toshiba Kirabook is an attractive and powerful Ultrabook, but it's held back slightly by its dim display.
The 15-inch Origin Eon15-X packs the power of much larger notebooks.