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 2015 laptops for your needs and your budget.

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Samsung ATIV Book 9 (2014 Edition) Review

The Samsung ATIV Book 9 (2014 Edition) packs a 1080p touch screen and long battery life into a slim, elegant chassis.

Acer Aspire E1-510P (2014) Review

Available for less than $500, the Acer Aspire E1-510P is a solid budget Windows 8.1 notebook with a touch screen.

Alienware 17 (AMD) Review

The AMD configuration of the Alienware 17 offers a slick design and beautiful full-HD display, and packs the graphics oomph of the Nvidia-powered model.

Toshiba Satellite NB15t Review

The Toshiba Satellite NB15t packs an 11-inch touch screen for a very affordable price, but this Windows 8 laptop doesn't last long on a charge.

Dell Precision M3800 Review

As the world's thinnest and lightest workstation, the Dell Precision M3800 delivers powerful performance in a svelte, elegant chassis.

Samsung ATIV Book 8 Review

With a 1080p touch screen, quad-core Haswell processor, discrete graphics and nearly 8 hours of battery life, the Samsung ATIV Book 8 packs a lot into its 15-inch frame.

Apple MacBook Air (11-inch, 2013) Review

Apple's new 11-inch MacBook Air offers much longer battery life than competing ultraportables, along with snappier performance.

Apple MacBook Air 13-inch (2013) Review

The MacBook Air 13-inch is the longest-lasting ultraportable notebook -- without a bulky extra battery -- at a more affordable price, making the best 13-inch laptop even better.

Acer Aspire R7 Review

The Acer Aspire R7 presents a unique touch-friendly design with its floating display, but putting the touchpad above the keyboard feels awkward.

Samsung ATIV Book 9 Review

The Samsung ATIV Book 9 keeps the lightweight chassis of the previous generation and adds a full HD display, but relatively short battery life and high temperatures give us pause.