Laptop Mag tests nearly 200 notebooks per year to help you find the right system for your needs. The lists below show those which perform best on specific tests or meet certain stringent criteria (such as low weight or a high-resolution screen).
- Highest Resolution Screens - Screen resolutions that are higher than 1920 x 1080 (1080p).
- Weight - Laptops that weigh 3.5 pounds or less.
- Battery Life - Machines that lasted over 9 hours on our test.
- Graphics Performance - Systems that achieved a high score on the 3DMark Fire Strike benchmark.
- Hard Drive Speed - Reads and writes files the fastest with their hard drives or SSDs.
- Overall Performance - Strongest scores on Geekbench 4, which measures overall system speed.
- Productivity Performance - Top processor speed as measured by the Laptop Spreadsheet Macro test.
- Display Brightness - The most luminous displays have a brightness of 300 nits or higher.
- Color Gamut - The most vibrant laptop screens can reproduce at least 95 percent of the sRGB color gamut.