The Qualcomm-based HP Envy x2 is an incredibly long-lasting laptop with fast 4G built in, but it suffers from mediocre performance.
The Kano Computer Kit teaches serious computing skills, but is so entertaining you won't notice.
One of the best values around, the Aspire E 15 provides strong performance, a full-HD screen and an SSD for a great price, but its screen is a little dim.
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.
The HP ZBook x2 is a powerful art tool, but other machines offer stronger graphics and its price may limit it to professionals.
The ThinkPad X1 Carbon offers the best combination of productivity, portability and performance of any business laptop.
The MSI GL62M 7REX offers good performance, a comfortable keyboard and a solid suite of gamer-centric apps for a reasonable price.
The Asus ZenBook Flip 14 is a speedy convertible laptop with a vibrant display, impressive speed and strong battery life.
Lenovo's ThinkPad X280 squeezes a gorgeous display and good keyboard into a compact package, but its battery life could be better.
The Asus ZenBook 13 UX331UN is a beautiful blue machine with strong performance and long battery life, but it could use a faster SSD.