The Toshiba Satellite P75-A7200 is a desktop replacement laptop that allows you to expand and grow into with its free hard drive bay and two memory slots. It has a good-looking 17.3-inch display and good overall performance.
Like an assassin in a business suit, the Lenovo IdeaPad Y510p has a sleek, almost professional look that hides powerful gaming hardware within. Lenovo's gaming laptops have always been something of a contradiction, pushing beyond the company's well-known business and consumer laptops to encompass the sort of high-powered, flashy looking designs gamers demand.
For a sub-$400 price, the Asus Transformer Book T100TA is a fully functional Windows 8.1 hybrid tablet, and the natural successor to the netbook ideal from a few years ago. It gives you a bright, usable PC an affordable price. Plus it avoids all of the compatibility issues that plague tablets running mobile operating systems like iOS, Android, or Windows RT.
The Acer C720 (C720-2800) comes closer to Chromebook nirvana, but we still haven't reached that level yet. It's a couple of tweaks from being the perfect low cost bridge between mobile device and full-fledged laptop.
With an updated Intel processor and speedier Flash Storage, the MacBook Pro 15-inch (2013) leapfrogs over the competition with workstation-class performance and a nine-hour battery life. It's our new Editors' Choice for high-end desktop replacement laptops.
The Dell Inspiron 14 7000 is an attractive all-aluminum laptop that has good battery life, a colorful display and touch screen and decent performance. While it isn't the quickest laptop available, if you want a thin and light Apple MacBook Air alternative, this one is a good choice.
If you've been thinking about a Chromebook, HP's Chromebook 11 might be the one that sways you thanks to a slim and stylish design, lots of complimentary extras, and battery life to take you through the day.
The Acer Aspire E1-571-6870 is a budget laptop that offers the latest Intel Haswell CPU, a comfortable keyboard and removable battery. It does lack an optical drive, the display could be a little better and the battery life is short.
The HP Envy Touchsmart 15 is a stylish 15-inch notebook with a beautiful display, a comfortable keyboard and good overall performance. It does have its downfalls as it suffers from below-average battery life and mediocre graphics performance.