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.
The Samsung ATIV Book 9 (2014 Edition) packs a 1080p touch screen and long battery life into a slim, elegant chassis.
Available for less than $500, the Acer Aspire E1-510P is a solid budget Windows 8.1 notebook with a touch screen.
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.
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.
As the world's thinnest and lightest workstation, the Dell Precision M3800 delivers powerful performance in a svelte, elegant chassis.
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's new 11-inch MacBook Air offers much longer battery life than competing ultraportables, along with snappier performance.
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.
The Acer Aspire R7 presents a unique touch-friendly design with its floating display, but putting the touchpad above the keyboard feels awkward.
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.