Best Laptops for 2019

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    CNET's Rating

  • 10 Design
  • 8 Features
  • 8 Performance
  • 9 Battery
  • Lenovo Yoga C930
    Best premium 2-in-1

    The pen-enabled Yoga C930 is as impressive for its design as it is for its features and performance.

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  • 9 Design
  • 8 Features
  • 8 Performance
  • 9 Battery
  • HP Spectre x360 (13-inch, 2019)
    Best premium 2-in-1 with the longest battery life

    HP's stylish 13-inch x360 is ready to take you from meeting to meeting with a flight in between.

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    CNET's Rating

  • 9 Design
  • 8 Features
  • 7 Performance
  • 8 Battery
  • Razer Blade Advanced (RTX 2060)
    BEST MACBOOK PRO ALTERNATIVE

    One of our favorite gaming designs, but be prepared to pay for it

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    CNET's Rating

  • 8 Design
  • 8 Features
  • 9 Performance
  • 8 Battery
  • Apple MacBook Pro with Touch Bar (15-inch, 2018)
    All the MacBook a pro needs

    Apple's top 15-inch laptop gets major internal upgrades.

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  • 9 Design
  • 8 Features
  • 9 Performance
  • 8 Battery
  • Dell XPS 13 (2019)
    Best 13-inch Windows ultraportable

    We've finally run out of complaints.

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  • 9 Design
  • 7 Features
  • 7 Performance
  • 8 Battery
  • Apple MacBook Air (2018)
    Best MacBook for most people

    Though its more expensive than the last-gen Air, it's better in almost every way.

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  • 9 Design
  • 8 Features
  • 8 Performance
  • 7 Battery
  • Razer Blade Stealth (2019)
    Best Windows 13-inch MacBook Pro alternative

    The smallest laptop in Razer's lineup gets discrete graphics to help creatives do more while travelling light.

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    CNET's Rating

  • 8 Design
  • 8 Features
  • 9 Performance
  • 9 Battery
  • Microsoft Surface Pro 6
    Best 2-in-1 tablet PC

    The updated Surface Pro hits all the right notes if you're looking for a do-it-all Windows tablet.

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    CNET's Rating

  • 8 Design
  • 9 Features
  • 8 Performance
  • 8 Battery
  • HP Chromebook x2
    Best Google Pixel Slate alternative

    This two-in-one Chromebook tablet is thin and lightweight with peppy performance and comes with a pen and keyboard cover -- something its competition can't claim.

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  • 8 Design
  • 9 Features
  • 8 Performance
  • 8 Battery
  • HP ZBook x2 G4
    Best 2-in-1 for creatives

    The pen-enabled detachable delivers accurate color and smooth sketching with workstation credibility.

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  • 8 Design
  • 9 Features
  • 8 Performance
  • 9 Battery
  • Microsoft Surface Book 2 (15-inch)
    A 2-in-1 MacBook Pro alternative

    The 15-inch detachable has added graphics power in its base while also being a high-performance pen-enabled tablet.

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  • Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (7th Gen)
    Fantastic business laptop for frequent flyers and coffee-shop denizens
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    Epic gaming display, but epic price doesn't add up
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  • Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (4th Gen)
    Thinner, lighter and still the best 2-in-1 for business
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  • Alienware m15 R2
    Sublime style and speed for gamers on the go
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  • Asus ZenBook Pro Duo (UX581GV)
    Dual screens make your workspace seem bigger on the inside
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    HP's gaming laptop sold me on the second screen
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  • Lenovo Legion Y545
    Nvidia GTX or RTX? Lenovo's budget Y545 gaming laptop lets you decide
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  • Origin PC Eon17-X (2019)
    Great performance in a generic gaming shell
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  • Acer Predator Triton 900
    A gaming laptop on the flip side of ordinary
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  • Dell G5 15
    A slim gaming laptop that won't break you
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  • Lenovo IdeaPad S940 (14-inch, 2019)
    A droolworthy laptop you'll want to take everywhere
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    The Chromebook with the killer 4K display
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  • LG Gram 17 (2019)
    LG's 17-inch laptop is under 3 pounds and runs all day
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  • Alienware m17
    An Alienware all grown up
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  • Alienware Area-51m
    A gaming laptop that doesn't shy away from the bigger-is-better school of design
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  • HP Pavilion Gaming Laptop (2018)
    Plays harder than its price
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  • Samsung Notebook 9 Pro (13-inch, 2019)
    A fine premium 2-in-1 in need of some personality
    Samsung Notebook 9 Pro (13-inch, 2019)
  • Lenovo Legion Y740 (17-inch)
    Understated design conceals superior Nvidia RTX firepower
    Lenovo Legion Y740 (17-inch)
  • LG Gram 2-in-1 (14 inch, 2019)
    An ultralight 2-in-1 laptop with simply great battery life
    LG Gram 2-in-1 (14 inch, 2019)
  • Acer Predator Triton 500
    Pure gaming speed from top to bottom
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  • Lenovo Legion Y7000
    Excellent gaming performance at a reasonable price
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  • Asus ROG Zephyrus GX701
    New Nvidia RTX graphics supercharge this slim Asus laptop
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