The Aorus X9 fires on all performance cylinders and has a solid keyboard, but very hot temperatures and a disappointing display hold it back.
The Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 offers an incredible screen, great performance and an amazing keyboard, but it has short battery life and an awkward webcam.
The ThinkPad T480s is a speedy and long-lasting business laptop with a camera cover for the privacy conscious, but its display could be better.
The HP ZBook x2 is a powerful art tool, but other machines offer stronger graphics and its price may limit it to professionals.
The Asus VivoBook E203NA looks pretty for a budget notebook, but its bland display, short battery life and inexcusably dark webcam make using it a chore.