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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.

Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus review: built for business

Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2 review: premium in the right ways

Gigabyte’s Aorus 15G is great at gaming, but not much else

Razer Book 13 review: stop gaming, and get to work

The Asus TUF Dash F15 gaming laptop is efficient but not excellent

A few tweaks away from being stellar

HP’s Spectre x360 14 review: the best 2-in-1 you can buy

Perfection, for a price

Acer’s Swift 5 (late 2020) puts the ‘ultra’ in ‘ultraportable’

MSI GP66 Leopard review: substance over style

Asus ROG Flow X13 review: a game-ready 2-in-1

Asus ExpertBook B9450 review: lightweight, long-lasting work laptop

Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 review: powerful portable gaming

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

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

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

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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

It comes with a spaceship!

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

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

Top-notch processor

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

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