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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Asus: 2019 Brand Report Card

As they say, fortune favors the bold. Asus shot to second place this year, thanks to the innovations it brought to the table, including the ScreenPad and ErgoLift hinge. The design of Asus' laptops co...

Dell: 2019 Brand Report Card

Dell continues to be one of the most consistent and forward-thinking laptop brands out there, maintaining its third-place spot in our rankings for the third year in a row. The Austin-based PC maker ha...

Lenovo: 2019 Brand Report Card

Oh, how the mighty have fallen. Our first-place brand from last year fell to fifth place because of a few poor review scores and unhelpful tech support. Although it was an off-year for Lenovo, the ven...

Razer: 2019 Brand Report Card

Razer's on the way up. The brand jumped two spots, from eighth place to a tie for sixth. But Razer's rise isn't the result of one mitigating factor; it's the sum of a concerted effort to improve for i...

Acer: 2019 Brand Report Card

After a solid 4th place showing in 2018, Acer fell a few spots this year. The company made some strong innovations heading into 2019 (including the impossibly slim Acer Swift 7), and continues to offe...

Samsung: 2019 Brand Report Card

Samsung has not only landed itself at the bottom of our rankings (yet again), but the company even dropped three points lower than last year, which isn’t much of a surprise. The brand doesn’t go far e...

Dell XPS 15 (2018) Review

The Dell XPS 15 offers serious power and nearly 12 hours of battery life in an attractive chassis.

Dell Chromebook 3189 Review

A good choice for young students, Dell's Chromebook 3189 is a flexible 2-in-1 with a durable chassis and strong audio.

HP Envy 13t Review

The HP Envy 13t packs strong performance, long battery life and a fantastic typing experience into a lightweight and affordable package.

Acer Nitro 5 and Swift 3 Get Speedy New AMD CPUs

Acer unveiled today a pair of laptops powered by AMD processors.The Nitro 5 gaming laptop and Swift 3 ultrabook will come with the latest second-gen AMD Ryzen CPUs and Radeon graphics. Acer didn't pro...