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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.

The best Chromebooks to buy in 2020

The best Chromebooks for every type of user

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

Power by the pound

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

A new look with familiar highs and 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.
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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

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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.

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Dell’s new XPS 13 is everything a Windows laptop should be

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Asus Chromebook Flip C436 review: pricey, premium Chromebook

Good processor, bad battery

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Samsung Galaxy Chromebook review: beautiful to a fault

Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 review: AMD has rewritten the rules

AMD finally challenges Intel for the gaming gold

Best Laptops 2020: MacBook Air
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Apple MacBook Air (2020) review: the best Mac for most people

All it needed was a totally new keyboard and faster processors

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Lenovo Yoga C740 review: par for the course

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The Vaio SX12 offers too little for too much

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MSI Prestige 14 review: hot pink and hot in your lap

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Acer Swift 5 (late 2019) review: light on your back, lighter on your wallet

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The best laptop you can buy right now

The laptop lives on

The latest Spectre x360 13 shows that HP can actually make a good trackpad

The HP Elite Dragonfly is too stylish for the boardroom

A business laptop you’ll actually want to use

Dell XPS 13 (late 2019) review: the one with six cores

You can now get a six-core processor in a 13-inch computer, but you might not want it

Razer’s Blade Pro 17 has sights on the future, but is stuck in the present

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Apple MacBook Pro 16-inch review: the one you’ve been waiting for

Apple fixed the obvious things

Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 review: the XPS 13 to get

The latest XPS 13 2-in-1 rights the wrongs of its predecessor and is even better than the standard XPS 13

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Microsoft Surface Pro X review: heartbreaker

Better than expected isn’t enough

Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13.5-inch review: have a normal one

Microsoft’s latest Surface Laptop isn’t without faults, but it is a very good computer

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Google Pixelbook Go review: the price of simplicity

Google’s cheapest Chromebook is still more expensive than the competition

Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15-inch review: it’s a bigger Surface Laptop

Microsoft Surface Pro 7 review: I wish this looked like a Surface Pro X

Dell’s latest XPS 15 has a speedy processor and gorgeous display, but it isn’t a slam dunk

OLED and Core i9 come with compromises

Asus ZenBook Pro Duo review: two-screen dream

Double trouble