Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display (13-inch, 2015)

The Positive Apple adds new Intel CPUs, faster memory, longer battery life and its new Force Touch trackpad to the standard 13-inch MacBook Pro, which keeps its generous selection of ports. The Imperfect The 2015 updates make only a minor difference to the hands-on experience, while similar high-end 13-inch laptops continue to get thinner and […]

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Apple MacBook Air (13-inch, 2015)

The Positive Thanks to a new generation of processors, the MacBook Air gets improved battery life, while maintaining its now classic thin and light metal exterior. The Imperfect Little else has changed over the past few years, while the competition is catching up on design, battery life and usability. The low-res screen feels more dated […]

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Microsoft Surface Book

The Positive The Microsoft Surface Book packs high-end components, including new Intel processors and optional Nvidia graphics, into a smart, slim body. Some components and most of the battery are hidden in the base, so the tablet half is lighter. The high-res screen looks great, and the included stylus pen is excellent. The Imperfect Configurations […]

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Apple MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2015)

The Positive The 15-inch MacBook Pro has a brilliant Retina Dis, powerful processor and new graphics card options, plus faster flash storage and a new Force Touch trackpad. The Imperfect It offers only the most minimal upgrades over last year’s version, despite a very high starting price. The new AMD graphics don’t do much for […]

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Acer Aspire V Nitro

The Positive The Acer Aspire V Nitro Black Edition packs quality components including a high-end quad-core processor, displaycrete graphics and dual storage drives into an understated body. It has a great 4K-resolution display and sweet-sounding speakers. The Imperfect The mid-range graphics processor will keep you from ing many games at full 4K resolution. Lack of […]

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