Laptop Guide

If you're in the market for a high-performance laptop, you have plenty of choices. Unfortunately, you'll have to navigate a minefield of inferior options. Our laptop reviews and buying guides are here to help you find and compare the best 2016 laptops for your needs and your budget.

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The Best Time to Buy a Laptop

Nothing causes buyer's remorse quite like seeing the laptop you bought last month for $1,000 go on sale for $750. It's equally unpleasant to buy a pricey new MacBook on March 1 and then watch as Apple...

Apple: Best and Worst Laptop Brands

Apple remains the top laptop brand overall in 2016, thanks to its high-quality products, industry-leading tech support and helpful warranty. The MacBook line continues to be one of the most attractive...

Dell: Best and Worst Laptop Brands

Dell offers the strongest and most diverse lineup of PC laptops in the industry. From value-priced 2-in-1s to premium business systems and high-end gaming laptops, there's a high-quality Dell for ever...

ASUS: Best and Worst Laptop Brands

From the long-lasting ZenBook ultraportables to high-powered gaming rigs, Asus offers a large lineup of impressive laptops at competitive prices. The company is always among the first to embrace new t...

HP: Best and Worst Laptop Brands

HP fell from third to sixth overall this year because some really poor products brought its reviews score down to near the bottom. (Only Toshiba did worse in this category.) In 2015, HP had a number o...

Acer: Best and Worst Laptop Brands

Acer offers a wide range of laptops that stand out more for their value than for their ingenuity. Most of the products we reviewed were good, but not great. This year, the company rose from last place...

Samsung: Best and Worst Laptop Brands

A relatively minor player in the laptop market, Samsung did nothing to raise its profile in 2015. The company rolled out a few thin-and-light laptops like the Ativ Book 9 and the Book 9 Plus, but its ...

Toshiba: Best and Worst Laptop Brands

Occupying last place for the second time since 2013, Toshiba seems like a company that's just been going through the motions for the past several years. The last time the brand placed any higher than ...

HP Spectre x360 13t Review

The HP Spectre x360 13t is a gorgeous 2-in-1 with strong performance, a vibrant touch screen and very good battery life.

LG Gram 15 Review

The LG Gram 15 is an unbelievably light big-screen notebook that packs solid performance and a great display, but its build quality could be sturdier.