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The Best Laptops: Ultraportables, Workstations & Gaming

By Julio Franco
Nov 16, 2016
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  1. When choosing the right laptop it all comes down to what you are willing to spend and what you plan to use it for. After looking this year's releases and analyzing hundreds of expert and user reviews, we bring you the best of the best in a handful of popular categories: ultraportables, gaming, workstations and more.

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  2. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,149   +1,424

    Were transformers not considered for this? Just wonder why products like MS Surfice Pro isn't on the list...
     
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  3. bexwhitt

    bexwhitt TS Addict Posts: 291   +55

    I love the XPS 13, sure the touchpad is not quite as good as a macbook but it's more than usable. As dell frequently do 10% of offers they are a steal compared to the macbook.
     
  4. foxrox

    foxrox TS Member Posts: 24

    The author's choice in "gaming" notebooks is questionable. The Razer and Asus are wimpy BGA jokebooks, not respectable gaming notebooks. Perhaps Julio has never had the pleasure of testing a manly beast notebook like the P870DM3 or Eurocom Tornado F5, either of which come with a desktop 6700K CPU, MXM graphics and overclock like a desktop. I would never recommend a BGA turdbook to anyone I cared about.
     
  5. koblongata

    koblongata TS Member

    GPD Win, bought this tiny Windows gaming portable for fun but end up using it more than my actual computer..
     
  6. Mexen

    Mexen TS Rookie

    Dude is playing fallout using the trackpad. Wow.
     
  7. fktech

    fktech TS Booster Posts: 111   +34

    XPS 13 looks very nice.

    How does Surface Pro or Surface Book compare to these choices?
     
  8. ATLVM

    ATLVM TS Member Posts: 64   +7

    Doesn't matter what the Author says, they ARE labeled as GAMING laptops according to the manufacturer what do you expect the Author to do refute the manufacturer of the device?
     
  9. ATLVM

    ATLVM TS Member Posts: 64   +7

    The title says it all, BEST laptops ultra Portable (not Surface) , Workstation, (not Surface) and Gaming (not Surface)

    Not only is Surface NOT any of these categories but it's not even CLOSE to the "BEST" laptop or even notebook..

    That's why its not on the list.
     

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