The best whatsit-thingy-do-das you can buy in 2022

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Specifications

Display: 13.6 inches; 2560x1664
CPU: Apple M2
GPU: 8-core or 10-core GPU
RAM: 8GB-24GB
Storage: 256GB-2TB SSD
Weight: 2.7 pounds

Reasons to buy

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Amazing performance
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Excellent screen
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Very long battery life 

Reasons to avoid

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Supports only one monitor
Buy it if

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Don't buy it if:

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The bottom line

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What you need to know (300-350 words)
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Read the full review: MacBook Air (M2, 2022)

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Test results
AttributesNotesRating
Price6-8 words is about all you want here★★★★☆
Design6-8 words is about all you want here★★★★★
Performance6-8 words is about all you want here★★★★★
Battery life6-8 words is about all you want here★★★★★

The best Chromebook

The best affordable whatsit around

Specifications

CPU: MediaTek Helio P60T Processor
Graphics: ARM G72 MP3 800GHz
RAM: 4 GB LPDDR4X
Screen: 10.1" FHD (1920 x 1200) IPS, glossy, touchscreen, 400 nits
Storage: 64 GB eMMC

Reasons to buy

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Lightweight and portable
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Long battery life

Reasons to avoid

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Tiny keyboard and finicky trackpad
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Charger and headphones share a single port
Buy it if

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Don't buy it if:

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The bottom line

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What you need to know
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Read the full review: MacBook Air (M2, 2022)

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Test results
AttributesNotesRating
PriceBrief brief brief brief brief brief brief★★★★☆
DesignShort short short short short short short ★★★★★
PerformanceQuick quick quick quick quick quick quick ★★★★★
Battery lifeConcise concise concise concise concise concise ★★★★★

The best value 'top end' whatsit

The best value whatsit of 2022

Specifications

CPU: Apple M1
Graphics: Integrated 7-core /8-core GPU
RAM: 8GB – 16GB
Screen: 13.3-inch (diagonal) 2,560 x 1,600 LED-backlit display with IPS technology
Storage: 256GB – 2TB SSD
Dimensions: 11.97 x 8.36 x 0.63 inches (30.41 x 21.24 x 1.61cm; W x D x H)

Reasons to buy

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Brilliant value
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Amazing battery life

Reasons to avoid

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No new design
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Fanless design could impact performance
Buy it if

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Don't buy it if:

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The bottom line

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What you need to know
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Read the full review: MacBook Air (M2, 2022)

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Test results
AttributesNotesRating
PriceBrief brief brief brief brief brief brief★★★★☆
DesignShort short short short short short short ★★★★★
PerformanceQuick quick quick quick quick quick quick ★★★★★
Battery lifeConcise concise concise concise concise concise ★★★★★

The best for Windows 11

Another great value whatsit

Specifications

CPU: Up to 12th Generation Intel Core i7-1250U
Graphics: Up to Intel Iris Xe Graphics
RAM: Up to 32GB LPDDR5 RAM
Screen: 13.4" FHD+ (1920 x 1200) InfinityEdge Non-Touch Anti-Glare 500-Nit – 13.4" UHD+ (3840 x 2400) InfinityEdge Touch Anti-Reflective 500-Nit Display
Storage: Up to 1TB M.2 PCIe NVMe

Reasons to buy

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Gorgeous design
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Great starting price

Reasons to avoid

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Controversial redesign
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Lack of ports
Buy it if

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The bottom line

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What you need to know
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Dell XPS 13 test results
AttributesNotesRating
PriceBrief brief brief brief brief brief brief★★★★☆
DesignShort short short short short short short ★★★★★
PerformanceQuick quick quick quick quick quick quick ★★★★★
Battery lifeConcise concise concise concise concise concise ★★★★★
A brilliant Windows whatsit

Specifications

CPU: 11th-generation Intel Core i5 – i7 /AMD Ryzen 5 - 7
Graphics: Intel Iris Xe / AMD Radeon
RAM: 8GB – 32GB
Screen: 13.5-inch PixelSense (2,256 x 1,504) touch
Storage: 256GB – 1TB SSD