Best laptops 2014 (part 1)

Here are some of the best Windows-based laptops we've reviewed so far in 2014

Here are some of the best laptops (and hybrid/convertible laptops) that we've reviewed so far in 2014. It has been a relatively slow year for some vendors, with HP and Lenovo being most active, and Dell and Toshiba being somewhat quiet (at least in terms of getting us review units).

We kick things off with one of our favourites.

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 2 Pro hybrid Ultrabook

Lenovo’s IdeaPad Yoga 2 Pro is an Ultrabook with a set of special hinges that allow the screen to tilt all the way over. Because of these hinges, you can switch from a laptop to a tablet with a minimum of fuss, despite the 13.3in size of the unit. Furthermore, it’s a product that still manages to supply a strong configuration, and the key highlight here is a screen with a massive 1800p resolution. The main downside is the $1999 price tag, which could be out of reach of many budgets. Also, it has only single-band Wi-Fi.

Full review: Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 2 Pro

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