Asus' VivoBook S510 is both lightweight (3.7 pounds) and light on your wallet ($799). It doesn't blow away more costly desktop-replacement laptops, but it'll serve cash-strapped buyers well.
Business users will appreciate the Dell Latitude 7280's briefcase-space-saving size and impressive battery life, as well as the wealth of connectivity it offers in its small chassis.
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.
Qualcomm's always-connected LTE laptops are facing one big hurdle: Americans don't want to pay for more 4G subscriptions.
Though showing its age, Dell's XPS 15 is still the sleekest desktop replacement on the market, from its terrific 4K touch panel to its beefy six-core CPU. It's a great pick for everything from video editing to 1080p gaming.
With workstation-grade components, the HP ZBook x2 packs more power than most detachable-hybrid 2-in-1 laptops. It's a good fit for for artists, 4K videographers, and anyone who needs massive power in a versatile form factor.
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.
AMD's new Ryzen 3 mobile chips are poised to show up in cheap laptops, while its Ryzen Pro series are destined for corporate ultraportables and workstations. There's even a discrete Vega GPU coming this year.
The base model MacBook Pro gets an updated processor and a price drop, making it the best choice for Mac shoppers who want a blend of power and relative affordability.
The ever-slim Apple MacBook gets a faster processor and remains a battery life champ, but a persistent dearth of connectivity ports makes it unappealing compared with the similarly priced MacBook Pro and Windows competitors.