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.

Updated: September 25, 2014 4:17 PM
By Bénigne Millière

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

Excellent MacBook

Apple 13" MacBook Air (2013) award

Apple 13" MacBook Air (2013)
The 2013 MacBook Air 13" offers the same thin/lightweight body, quiet fan and quality manufacturing that made the previous MacBook Airs a success, except this year's model boasts a record-breaking battery life of 14 hours.

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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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