The latest MacBook Air with M2 processor is ideal for most people. It's powerful, portable, and comes with MagSafe charging, Touch ID, and a scissor-switch keyboard. The base model starts at $1,199.
The 2023 Dell XPS 13 is smaller, lighter, and faster, with the latest 12th-gen Intel processors. The design is still great, and battery life is long.
The 16-inch MacBook Pro is pricey but has unbeatable performance and record-shattering battery life. Discounts may be available for the 2023 model.
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 is a premium-looking, lightweight laptop with comfortable keyboard, smooth touchpad, and long battery life, starting under $1,000.
Spectre x360 14 is drop-dead gorgeous, snappy, and offers 10-hour battery life. Its roomy 3:2 display and practical port selection make it a top convertible.
The Asus Zenbook Duo 14 is a dual-screen laptop with high-performance chips from Intel and Nvidia. Its second screen is angled higher and has anti-glare etching. Using Asus's ScreenXpert software, users can turn it into a touchpad
Asus Chromebook Flip CX5: well-built, high-performing laptop with a unique texture, 57Wh battery, long battery life, and various ports. Great speakers and comfortable keyboard. Ideal for those wanting a big screen Chromebook.
The ThinkPad X1 Nano is a light and sturdy business laptop with strong performance and security features. It's ideal for those seeking a reliable and lightweight option.
Surface Laptop 5 has a similar design to the previous model, with 12th-Gen processors and Thunderbolt 4 support. It has a sharp 13-inch display, but the battery life is not as good as the previous year's model.
Razer Blade 16 is a luxury gaming laptop with top-end chips, a suave chassis, and an optional Mini LED screen. It's expensive but offers great performance and display.