The laptop world is a-changing. New CPUs and GPUs—yes, mobile discrete GPUs—are bringing forth laptops that are thinner, lighter, and faster than ever, even gaming laptops. And the advances keep coming: We first glimpsed Intel's 10th-generation, 10nm laptop CPU first in Taipei at Computex, and we just got our first 10th-gen benchmarks as it rolls out officially. It will coexist with the 9th generation of Core mobile processors, and mobile GeForce GTX 1650 and 1660 Ti graphics. Stay tuned for new models we bring in for review.
Updated 11/07/2019: Some of the latest laptops we've tested are some of the best we've seen. Dell’s new XPS 13 7390, with its 6-core Intel Core i7-10710U CPU, has actually outpaced bigger workhorse models—and it's our new top pick for best thin-and-light. Google's Pixelbook Go (available via Google.com) is arguably the company's best Chromebook yet, providing a high-quality laptop for a pretty reasonable price. Read our review. Dell's XPS 13 2-in-1 (available via Dell.com) gets our nod for best convertible. It would be interesting if only for its spanking-new Ice Lake CPU, but it's also amazingly tiny and awesomely fast. Read our review. Acer’s Swift 3 (2019) (available via Amazon) combines an 8th-gen Whiskey Lake chip plus a discrete Nvidia GeForce MX150 GPU, for light gaming without breaking the bank. Read our review.