Best Laptops of 2018

By Reviewed Staff

Even in today's mobile-first world, a smartphone doesn't always cut it. For productivity and power, a laptop is still usually the best choice for getting things done. And while many of the best laptops also command top-dollar prices, they're worth it if you need a device that won't leave you waiting.

Thanks to Intel's latest dual- and quad-core processors, gorgeous high-resolution LCDs, discrete graphics cards from Nvidia, and super-speedy SSD storage, laptops have never felt faster or more responsive. Whether you're shopping for a premium Windows 10-powered device or Apple's newest MacBook Pro, it's a great time to replace your old clunker.

These are the best laptops we've tested yet, and we can prove it—our scores are backed up by full reviews and detailed lab testing. Click on any model that piques your interest for all the details.

— Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. Our picks and opinions are independent from any business incentives.

Updated January 05, 2018

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Expert Score
10.0

Dell XPS 15 9575 2-in-1 (i7-8705G, 512GB SSD, 16GB)

The Dell XPS 15 (2018) stands as an experiment gone right. With its 8th Gen Intel processor and Radeon RX Vega graphics, it's one hell of a powerhouse. The display is beautiful, too. But while we like the keyboard and speakers, battery life is subpar, the cooling system is loud, and there are no USB-A ports. Drawbacks aside, the XPS is the best option for hardcore gamers or photo professionals.

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Huawei Matebook X Pro (Intel i7, 16GB RAM)

With its snappy performance, high-res display, and long battery life, Huawei's MateBook X Pro has a lot going for it. While we love the oversized trackpad and wide selection of ports, we still had a few nitpicks. The webcam is in a strange place, and the shell is a fingerprint magnet. That said, if you're looking for a swanky ultraportable that won't burn a hole in your wallet, you can't get much better than this.

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Where To Buy

$1,499.99 Microsoft Buy $1,349.99 Amazon Buy $1,549.99 Walmart Buy $1,299.99 Newegg Buy

HP Spectre x360 Convertible (15-inch, 2017)

The HP Spectre x360 (15-inch, late 2017) can really walk the walk. With its 8th Gen Intel CPU and 16GB of RAM, this 2-in-1 packs some serious power. While we love the connectivity options, 4K display, and long battery life, the starting price is steep and it's bulky in tablet mode. Drawbacks aside, if you're a photo editor with a flexible budget, this convertible laptop is designed just for you.

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Dell XPS 13 Touch 9370 (2018)

With its attractive color scheme and barely-there bezels, the Dell XPS 13 (2018) has a lot to offer. But while we love the comfortable keyboard and responsive trackpad, it's not without its flaws. The webcam looks up your nose and there's no USB-A ports. Plus, the fans are loud under heavy workloads. Despite these quirks, we still think it's the one of the best ultraportable you can buy.

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Where To Buy

$1,850.00 Dell Buy Click for price Amazon Buy

Lenovo Yoga 920

From the inside out, the Lenovo Yoga 920 is a work of art. Between the superb battery life and signature wristband hinge, not only does it look great, it performs well too. While there's a lot we love, like the included stylus and bronze color scheme, the pen holder blocks the only 3.0 port and the starting price can be high. Drawbacks aside, if you're willing to spend extra, it's absolutely worth the price.

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$1,399.99 Microsoft Buy Click for price Amazon Buy
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