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Laptop Reviews

Laptops are evolving at a dramatic pace, and this is the place to track their progress, or lack thereof. The best laptop is out there, and our laptop reviews dig deep into what’s new from the world’s biggest manufacturers to help you find it. From each new iteration of the Apple MacBook and Microsoft Surface to what’s coming up from likes of Dell, HP, Lenovo, and more, The Verge has you covered.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold review: a folding screen filled with potential

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The best laptop you can buy in 2020

The best laptop for you, from ultraportables to high-powered editing machines

Acer Aspire 5 review: a $549 laptop that doesn’t completely suck

But try to find an AMD model

Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 (2020) review: speedy, spectacular convertible

The MacBook Air is the most impressive laptop I’ve used in years

Apple MacBook Air with M1 review: new chip, no problem

A triumph


Apple MacBook Pro with M1 review: flexing Arm

Apple’s M1 processor has many upsides, with few downsides

Dell XPS 13 (late-2020) review: greatness, refined

A 2020 standout, a 2021 question mark

MSI’s GE66 Raider Dragonshield Edition is a beautifully extra gaming laptop

Dell Latitude 9510 2-in-1 review: this battery means business

Microsoft Surface Pro X (2020) review: ARM gets more muscle

A lot has changed with Windows on ARM

Surface Laptop Go review: a case study in cost cutting

Razer’s Blade 15 Advanced review: runs fast, runs hot

Asus’ latest ZenBook Flip S is all about the screen

Asus ZenBook 14 UX425EA review: a standard step ahead

Alienware’s M15 R3 is improved, but the competition is better

Origin EVO15-S (2020) review: a customizable 4K machine

We tested one of Intel’s Tiger Lake processors — and Xe Graphics are the real deal

It beats AMD in single-core performance as well

Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 review: a gaming laptop that doesn’t need two screens

Dual-screen gaming

Lenovo’s IdeaPad Slim 7 is a showcase for AMD’s exceptional new processor

An unremarkable laptop with a remarkable chip

Razer Blade Pro 17 review: big, bold, and powerful

Acer’s Swift 3 is a solid laptop for students

HP’s Pavilion x360 is a mid-range LTE-equipped laptop that cuts too many corners

Acer Chromebook Spin 713: the Chromebook to buy

MSI’s GS66 Stealth almost has what it takes to beat Razer

Razer Blade Stealth 13 (2020) review: great gaming on the go

But Asus still keeps the crown

Lenovo’s Legion 5i is a gaming laptop of few compromises and few perks

It’s faster than the IdeaPad Gaming 3, and as a result, it’s not as budget friendly

Dell’s G5 15 SE is both an affordable and excellent gaming laptop

Dell XPS 17 (2020) review: heavy hitter

HP Envy x360 (2020) review: AMD wins again

LG Gram 17 review: lighter than it looks

Dell XPS 15 (2020) review: new design, familiar problems

Familiar highs, familiar lows

Asus ZenBook Duo review: two screens, too many compromises

Microsoft Surface Book 3 (15-inch) review: more power, more problems

The Surface Book 3 is a powerful, portable desktop PC.

Microsoft’s 13.5-inch Surface Book 3 puts modern guts in a dated design

2015’s detachable in a 2020 world

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Lenovo Chromebook Duet review: this has no business costing so little

Cut corners don’t ruin the experience

Gigabyte Aero 15 review: works hard, plays hard

An OLED screen, a cutting-edge GPU, and a hefty price tag


Microsoft Surface Go 2 review: don’t push it

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Apple 13-inch MacBook Pro (2020) review: return to baseline

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HP Elite Dragonfly (2020) review: recycled in the right ways

HP puts its best ideas in a laptop that few can afford.