The XPS 13 is one of the most popular Windows laptops around. The Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 Laptop isn't a full-on replacement — but it does gain some new tricks. As the name suggests, the InfinityEdge display now sits on a hinge that lets it work in four different modes. It's powered by Intel's latest Core M processors, and has two USB Type C ports, a machined aluminum shell, carbon fiber palm rest, support for the Dell Active Pen, and your choice of a Full HD or Quad HD+ display. In other words, what it loses in performance, it more than makes up for in versatility.
It's been years since Apple redesigned the MacBook Pro. They've used the time wisely. The new Apple MacBook Pro is thinner, lighter, and smaller than the previous generation. The display comes in 13- and 15-inch varieties, and is brighter, has greater contrast, and displays more colors than before. Open it up, and you'll find a Force Touch trackpad that's twice as large, an all-new keyboard, and, most noticeably, the Touch Bar. It's a multi-touch display that replaces the function keys, dynamically changing depending on what you're doing, with a Touch ID-enabled power button hidden on the far-right side. Hidden inside, there are Intel Core i5 or i7 processors, Intel Iris or Radeon Pro graphics, even faster SSD storage, an all-new speaker design, and four Thunderbolt 3 ports that also support charging, USB-C, and video out. But most likely the first thing you'll notice is the color: in addition to the classic silver, the all-aluminum body will now be available in a subdued space gray.
For their first desktop PC, Microsoft didn't just emulate the top-selling iMac. It made a more creative version. Dubbed the Microsoft Surface Studio, its signature feature is its 28-inch PixelSense Display that boasts 13.5 million pixels and is mounted to a pair of arms that let it lower and rotate backward, becoming a giant drawing pad for the Surface Pen and new Surface Dial. Otherwise the specs are much what you'd expect, with with bottom case housing an Intel Core i5 or i7 processor, an Nvidia GeForce GPU, and up to 32GB of RAM to keep those creative apps humming.
For years, the iMac has served as the gold standard of all-in-one desktops. The new HP Envy AIO 27 Desktop makes a strong argument for the title. Instead of trying to cram all its electronics behind the screen, the Envy lays them out in a slim rectangular box that helps to support the thin-framed 27-inch display that floats atop a metal stand. Spec-wise, it can hold up to 16GB of RAM, is powered by 6th-gen Intel Core processors, has SSD-based storage, optional Nvidia graphics to help power the Quad HD display, Bang & Olufsen audio, and, for the paranoid among you, a combo HD camera and mic that pop-up when needed and hide behind the display when they're not.
Like the Retro iMac before it, the Colorware Retro Macbook is a limited edition throwback to Apple's past. This modified 12-inch model has the same Retina-grade screen as its standard counterpart, but is painted an Apple IIe-like putty color, with faux vents on the side and the all-important rainbow Apple logo — illuminated, no less — in the center. Other specs include a 1.3GHz Intel Core m7 processor, 8GB of RAM, and 512 GB of flash storage. Limited to just 10 examples.