'The latest Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch with Retina display is still an excellent laptop with a high-resolution screen and enough power for content-creation tasks. '
'The 15-inch MacBook Pro has a brilliant Retina Display, powerful processor and new graphics card options, plus faster flash storage and a new Force Touch trackpad.'
'The base spec is very good, but it’s arguably overpriced and non-upgradeable.'
'The MacBook is thin, light and striking.'
'With its slim, lightweight chassis, however, the X1 Carbon Touch is a great choice if you travel for work. '
'The X1 Carbon is a notebook that stays pretty cool to the touch.'
'Battery life good but not the best. '
'Still, for a casual yet powerful commuter Ultrabook the X1 Carbon has got most things right. '
'The multitouch touchpad built into the keyboard base is wide and responsive.'
'The brightness is enough to ensure ease of use under office lights and natural sunlight, and that Delta E is class-leading.'
'The Omen is a very pleasant surprise, fun to use and reasonably priced (but not a bargain).'
'However, more powerful and well-rounded laptops are available for less money. '
'Intel Core i7-4710HQ CPU and Nvidia GeForce GTX 860M graphics'
'On the other hand, the extra wide trackpad was a pleasure to use. '
'While the graphics processing will do quite well for streaming media or loading up graphics-heavy websites, it's definitely not meant for rendering games or 3D models, and may be noticeably slow in some multimedia tasks.'
A 14in Ultrabook that's designed to appeal to big business
An elegant yet robust ultrabook
Very quiet, Long battery runtimes
Bright crisp display, Good keyboard and touchpad
small, fast and in a league of its own
Not a Retina MacBook Air, but awfully close
new, but not necessarily improved
Better-than-HD ultrabook gets smart function keys
Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch retains almost everything that is good about the original X1 Carbon while adding the touchscreen many value in a Windows 8 machine.
A high-end ultrabook that hits all the marks
Want a laptop with a great display, long battery life and strong performance? Dell’s revised XPS 13 is the real deal, and it’s even reasonably priced.
Pros: Looks great, plenty of power.
Dell's XPS 13 Ultrabook offers great battery life, a vibrant screen, and fast storage, but also a few annoyances
More Beast Than Beauty