13. RAZER BOOK 13
A STYLISH, POWERFUL PRODUCTIVITY LAPTOP
Razer is best known for its gaming laptops, but the company is making a big splash in the business and productivity space with its new Razer Book 13. At 0.6 inches thick and 3.09 pounds, the Book 13 is a portable workstation with a gorgeous and sturdy aluminum build. It features a good port selection including Thunderbolt 4, USB-A, HDMI 2.0 and a microSD slot, and it’s one of very few non-gaming laptops out there to come with a per-key RGB keyboard.
On the inside, this laptop is even more impressive. Its powerful chip did better than any other Windows laptop of its size on our Premiere Pro media export test. And while the Book 13 isn’t a gaming laptop, it delivers some of the best gaming performance I’ve ever seen from integrated graphics — it can even run Shadow of the Tomb Raider over 30fps. While the Razer Book 13’s high price means it won’t be ideal for everyone, it’s still an outstanding laptop all around, combining a high-quality chassis with powerful productivity performance.
14. LENOVO YOGA 9I
THE BEST MULTIMEDIA LAPTOP
Most thin and light laptops share one significant weakness — thin, tinny audio. That’s not the case with the Lenovo Yoga 9i. This 14-inch convertible has a rotating soundbar in its hinge, meaning that no matter how it’s positioned, the speakers face outwards. You can expect clear, booming sound whether you’re using the 9i in tablet, tent, or clamshell mode.
There’s a lot more to like as well. You get an excellent 1080p touch display and a built-in stylus for easy artwork and note-taking. The 11th-Gen processors deliver satisfactory performance and all-day battery life. The audio quality, screen, and convertible form factor all add up to an unbeatable machine for multimedia entertainment.
15. RAZER BLADE 17
A GREAT CHOICE FOR GAMERS
For its size and power, the Razer Blade 17 is a surprisingly cool and quiet gaming rig. It pairs Intel’s 12th-Gen Core processors with Nvidia’s RTX 3000 series. Our model had a QHD 240Hz display. It’s quite portable for such a powerful gaming laptop, at just 0.78 inches thick. And it only requires one charging brick, so you can carry it around in a backpack or briefcase without compromising on power.
There are other things to like, too. It has an RGB keyboard, which adds a touch of color to the Pro’s design without it being too obnoxious for the office. Even outside of the gaming laptop sphere, we think it includes one of the best keyboard and trackpack combos you can find on the market. While the Blade Pro 17 isn’t cheap, it’s the laptop to buy if you want the best of the best.