Whether you're shopping for a sub-$200 laptop, a lightweight laptop for work and play, a 2-in-1 or a powerful gaming rig, the sheer number of choices can be overwhelming. To help you choose, we've picked out the best laptops in every major category, based on our extensive testing, research and comparisons.
Looking for something a bit more specific? We've got guides for gaming, college and business laptops as well as Chromebooks and 2-in-1s. And if you need something that can last a really long time, check out our roundup of the laptops with the longest battery life. Shopping on a budget? Check out our laptops for under $500 as well as our sub-$1000 gaming laptops like the $799 MSI GF63 8RB notebook we recently reviewed. And if you're looking to save a few dollars, check out our roundup of the best-refurbished deals and the best deals of the month.
If you're shopping for a premium Chromebook, check out our faceoff between the Lenovo Yoga Chromebook C630 and Google Pixelbook. Looking for unmitigated power? Then you need to check out our exclusive review of the Alienware Area-51m, it's unlike anything Alienware's ever done before. And if you need something really tough, check out our review of the Dell Latitude 5420 which earned 4.5 stars and the vaunted Editor's Choice award. Other laptops on the way include the Lenovo X1 Yoga (the first aluminum ThinkPad) and Asus' wild ROG Mothership gaming PC.
And if you're looking for some helpful laptop tips, check out our how-to on removing duplicate files on Windows 10 or our Chromebook Buying Guide. Mac owners, be sure to read our write up on how to protect your laptop from the latest MacOS vulnerability. And check out our latest face-off that pits the MSI's gorgeous PS63 Modern against our reigning champ the Dell XPS 15.
Here are the best laptops to buy right now.