Though it costs as much as a decent used car, the Acer Predator 21 X shows how much performance and how many features you can get if you cram every possible high-end component into a gaming laptop.
The Asus Chromebook Flip C101PA is a capable and likable convertible, but you'll find yourself squinting and zooming to read its 10.1-inch screen and typing gingerly on its downsized keyboard.
The 15-inch Microsoft Surface Book 2 is a 2-in-1 that caters to artists, gamers, and performance-craving users who value a large screen and powerful components.
The Dell Latitude 7212 is a well-designed, tough detachable Windows tablet that can take pretty much anything you (and nature) can throw at it. And compared with the rugged competition it's a relative bargain.
An inexpensive laptop can can be a powerful educational tool for your child. Here's what you should consider when shopping along with some of our favorites.
What's big and beefy, but weighs only 4.2 pounds? It's the Dell Latitude 5580, an all-work-and-no-play powerhouse desktop-replacement you can think of as the XPS 15's corporate cousin.
The Acer Chromebook 11 N7 is a great choice for students who are looking for a cheap, tough touch-screen laptop that can take a beating, but just don't expect to do more than simple tasks.
Minecraft is also getting a Chemistry update, Lego is being brought into the classroom, and Office is being improved.
Your kids will jump for joy—or at least jump up and down on—CTL's super-sturdy chromebook, designed to survive hard knocks and whiteboard scribbles while delivering first-class performance and battery life.
It stumbles a bit on battery life, but Dell's value-priced Inspiron 13 7000 (7378) can still run with 2-in-1s that cost hundreds more.