Laptop Guide

There are plenty of high-performance laptops on the market. Unfortunately, you'll have to navigate a minefield of inferior options. Our laptop reviews and buying guides are here to help you find the best laptop for your needs and your budget.

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Acer Gaming Laptops - 2018 Brand Rating and Report Card

Acer's had a strong year in gaming, because it made bold design choices and offered good options at every price. Its massive Predator 21 X wowed everyone who saw the machine's curved screen, and the c...

Razer Gaming Laptops – 2018 Brand Rating and Report Card

Razer slips into fourth place thanks to the Razer Blade 15, with its retro but funky design, and a suite of notebooks with gorgeous displays and keyboards. The Razer Blade Pro earned a near-perfect 4....

Alienware Gaming Laptops - 2018 Brand Rating and Report Card

The gaming laptop space is nothing if not competitive, so it was not a shock to see Alienware fall from the top spot in our brand rankings to second place. Dell's sub-brand still delivers gobs of powe...

Asus Gaming Laptops – 2018 Brand Rating and Report Card

Editor’s Note: We have updated some sections of Asus’ report to reflect newly discovered information regarding its displays, warranty policy, and other features.After a respectable fourth-place finish...

HP Gaming Laptops - 2018 Brand Rating and Report Card

HP's gaming notebooks had a good, if not exactly thrilling year. Highlights included two Editors' Choice awards, for the company's Omen 15 and 17 laptops, which saw a new design language. Those laptop...

Aorus & Gigabyte Gaming Laptops – 2018 Brand Rating and Report Card

Both Gigabyte and Aorus produced some solid all-arounders over the past year. With their vibrant displays and thin bezels, innovative mechanical keyboards, and helpful gaming software, Aorus and Gigab...

Origin Gaming Laptops – 2018 Brand Rating and Report Card

When it comes to laptops, Origin PC is more about quality than quantity. While we reviewed only two laptops from the boutique PC maker (the Eon 17-X and Eon 15-S) this past year, both systems earned o...

Lenovo Gaming Laptops – 2018 Brand Rating and Report Card

Despite making some key improvements over the past year, Lenovo remains near the bottom of the pack for gaming. The powerful and premium Legion Y920 is one of the best gaming laptops we've reviewed in...

Dell XPS 15 9570 vs. Dell XPS 13 9370: Face-Off!

The Dell XPS 15 has been brought up to speed with Intel's 8th Gen processors and an optional Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti GPU. But the XPS 13 is formidable in its own right, offering a very sleek and fr...

MSI's New Workstation Crams Core i9 Into Super Slim Design

MSI just announced its newest workstation, the Intel Core i9-equipped, ultra-thin WS65.This thin laptop will sport configuration options that offer up to a Core i9 CPU and Nvidia Quadro P4200 laptop G...