Reviews Of Laptops And 2-In-1 PCs

Laptop PCs and 2-in-1 convertible tablet/laptop devices are the cornerstone personal computing systems for getting both work and play done on the road. From the big gun firepower of gaming laptops and desktop replacement machines, to ultra-lights and hybrids, we've got you covered here for what's hot in mobile computing.

ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 (2024): As Tested - $1,999  - Starting @ $1599.99 - $1,349.00 On Sale The 2024 ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 is a compact, capable gaming and content creation laptop that packs AMD Ryzen 8000 series Zen 4 firepower and up to a GeForce RTX 4070 into a svelte, 3.3lb frame with very clean lines. Solid... Read more...
Razer Blade 18 Gaming Laptop: Starts At $3,099, $4,499 As Tested We put Razer's biggest, baddest Blade gaming laptop to date through its paces and found it to be both powerful and quite pretty. Classic Razer Aesthetics Phenomenal Laptop Display Surprisingly Svelte Excellent Spatial Sound Forward-Looking Thunderbolt 5 Connectivity Despite Size,... Read more...
Dell XPS 14 Laptop: Starts at $1499, $1599 as configured Dell has continued to refine the sleek look of the XPS family, now offering a 14-inch XPS 14 variant for what we'd call the Goldilocks size of thin and light laptops. This machine's industrial design is quite fetching too. Refined, Clean Design Solid, Balanced Performance Quality... Read more...
Lenovo Legion Pro 7 16IRX9H: Starting at $2,699 MSRP. The Lenovo Legion Pro 7 16IRX9H is a beast of a machine, well suited to gamers or content creation professionals looking for a portable powerhouse. RGB is optional Keyboard offers excellent typing experience Great performance Attractive, functional design Short... Read more...
We recently had the opportunity to meet with Qualcomm to learn the latest about its Snapdragon X processor line-up for emerging AI PCs and to get more hands-on time for performance benchmarks. During our meeting, we got the scoop on the Snapdragon X Plus, a 10-core variant of the platform that will drop into the... Read more...
Alienware m16 R2 Gaming Laptop: Starts at $1,499, as tested $1,849 Dell has reimagined its new mid-sized Alienware m16 R2 gaming laptop, and the result is a more efficient yet still potent, Intel Meteor Lake-powered beauty. Clean Understated Design Solid, Balanced Performance Quality Keyboard... Read more...
Samsung Galaxy Book4 Pro 360 - Starting MSRP $1,899, Currently On Sale For $1,499 The 16-inch Samsung Galaxy Book4 Pro 360 is powered by Intel's latest Meteor Lake platform, features a giant trackpad, a beautiful AMOLED display, a 360 degree display hinge and fantastic battery life. Good CPU performance for the form... Read more...
Much has been written about the performance of Arm-based processors exceeding that of x86-64 CPUs, but depending on your perspective, that fully hasn't come to pass. There are Apple's M-series processors that do perform competitively in many tasks, along with an array of data center-focused products that emphasize... Read more...
Dell XPS 16 (2024): Starting @ $1,699, $3,399 As Tested The Dell XPS 16 is a premium laptop with a polarizing design that is well suited to many uses cases, but its price point could give some consumers pause. Gorgeous But Polarizing Design Large, Stunning OLED Panel Solid Battery Life Discrete GPU Delivers Gaming And... Read more...
Ask anyone in the chip industry, and you'll probably get a similar answer: chiplet-based CPU designs are the way of the future for high-performance, advanced processors, and it's fairly likely that most highly-integrated CPU architectures will be headed that way eventually. Intel obviously agrees, as the company has... Read more...
HP Omen Transcend 16 Gaming Laptop (Starts at $1,699, as tested $2,199.99) HP's Omen Transcend 16 is a mid-sized but thin and very clean 16-inch gaming laptop with just a few caveats, and it should be on your short list to consider. Gorgeous design Great gaming and content creation performance Fast, crisp display Easy... Read more...
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus (7630) Notebook (Starts at $999, as tested $1,249) The affordably-priced Dell Inspiron 16 Plus offers plenty of productivity and gaming performance, and doesn't sacrifice on battery life. Solid productivity performance Good gaming performance Big, fast display with wide viewing angles Excellent... Read more...
Last week at its Snapdragon Summit, Qualcomm revealed two new mobile platforms, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 and Snapdragon X Elite, amidst a myriad of additional XR and Audio related announcements. Like its namesake, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 is designed for smartphones and tablets (that typically run Android), and this... Read more...
One of the more exciting aspects of Qualcomm's Snapdragon family processors for Windows on Arm64 is that these laptop PCs are always connected (4G or 5G), and they can deliver stellar battery life. Just peruse any of our recent reviews and you can see that, for instance, the Lenovo Flex 5G has more than 24 hours of... Read more...
Gigabyte AERO 16 OLED (2023) - Starting at $2,199 Gigabyte's 16-inch AERO laptop combines solid performance with a stunning OLED display and premium design, making it one of the prettiest laptops we've evaluated to date. Gorgeous OLED display Sleek design Premium build quality User upgradeable RAM and storage Top-tier... Read more...
HotHardware's own Dave Altavilla is on location at Intel's Innovation '23 event, and that means he's getting to check out all the latest and upcoming hardware from the blue team first hand. Fortunately, that means you get to check it out, too, because we've captured some videos of the demos on the show floor. We've... Read more...
  Lenovo Yoga Book 9i - $1,999.99 The Lenovo Yoga Book 9i is an innovative, relatively powerful 2-in-1 laptop with a highly versatile, and high quality, dual OLED display configuration.     Gorgeous Displays Impressive Screen Real Estate Easy And Fun To Use Includes Keyboard, Mouse, And Pen High Quality... Read more...
ASUS ROG Strix Scar 17 X3D: As Configured TBD - Likely $3,599+  The AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX3D powered ASUS ROG Strix Scar 17 X3D gaming laptop, with its GeForce RTX 4090 GPU, is the most powerful mobile PC gaming platform in the world currently. Beastly Performance Enhanced Efficiency Multi-Threaded Leader Attractive... Read more...
Dell XPS 17 (9730) - Starting at $2,049 Dell's larger, 17-inch XPS 17 (9730) laptop blends high performance, great battery life, and a gorgeous display into a surprisingly portable package. Big, bold, gorgeous display Excellent battery life Premium, thin design User upgradeable RAM and storage Top-tier CPU and solid... Read more...
NVIDIA RTX Laptop for Students - ASUS Vivobook 16 Pro - Starting at $1,399 The ASUS VivoBook Pro 16, part of NVIDIA's program for STEM majors, delivers great performance in math and engineering apps at an affordable price.  Great mix of performance, size, and weight GeForce accelerates engineering and ML apps... Read more...
ASUS Zenbook S 13 OLED: $1399 As Configured The ASUS ZenBook S 13 OLED offers competitive performance, a gorgeous displayh and solid battery life in an incredibly thin and light form factor. Thin And Light Excellent OLED Display Great Battery Life Attractive Design Some Fan Whine Under Load Basic iGPU Ultra portable laptops seem to be... Read more...
Dell Latitude 9440 2-In-1: As Configured - $2,789 (Starting $1919) Dell's Latitude 9440 2-In-1, with its zero lattice keyboard, collaboration touchpad, solid build quality, solid performance and great battery life, is a 14" premium laptop to be reckoned with. Great Keyboard And Touchpad Premium Build Quality Excellent... Read more...
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