Updated: November 20, 2014 4:08 PM
By Bénigne Millière
The 4 best laptops of the moment: the best all-rounder, the best-value laptop, the best budget option, the best choice if money is no object.

Editor's choice

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 2 (13.3") award
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Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 2 (13.3")

The IdeaPad Yoga 2 was a nice surprise for us. Its components make it a versatile, fun and easy-to-use computer that can take on many forms (Tent, Stand, Tablet, Laptop) by simply pivoting the screen. Plus, it has superb picture quality, something that's missing from the Pro model.

Best of the rest

Apple Alternative

Apple 13" MacBook Pro Retina (2014) award

Apple 13" MacBook Pro Retina (2014)
The latest version of the MacBook Pro 13" with Retina Display varies very little from the previous generation. It performs as well as ever, and we were pleased to note a slight improvement in performance thanks to the new processor.

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Good Value

Asus Transformer Book T300

Asus Transformer Book T300
The Asus Transformer Book T300 is the best laptop/tablet hybrid we've reviewed to date! Whether in tablet or laptop mode, it met all of our expectations (with the exception, naturally, of gaming), and has an ace screen and long-lasting battery to boot. Our only real complaint is the skimpy connectivity.

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Budget Option

Asus Transformer Book T100TA

Asus Transformer Book T100TA
The Asus Transformer Book T100TA is kind of different for a hybrid. It has extremely low performance as a laptop (productivity and web browsing will be all you do on it), but excellent performance as a tablet. Considering the price, it would be a great choice as a standalone Windows 8 slate.

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