The best overall laptop of 2019

The best overall laptop of 2019

It’s the Apple MacBook Air vs. Dell XPS 13 vs. the Acer Swift 7 vs. the Razer Blade Stealth. We pitted them against each other. Only one can be the winner.

Apple MacBook Air (2018) review: https://cnet.co/2OwsLl5
Dell XPS 13 (2019) review: https://cnet.co/2Osg1NW
Acer Swift 7 (2018) review: https://cnet.co/2SZ3Ave
Razer Blade Stealth (2019) review: https://cnet.co/2YlWC9O

You can buy these laptops on Amazon here…
Apple MacBook Air: https://www.amazon.com/Apple-MacBook-1-8GHz-dual-core-Intel/dp/B07211W6X2/?tag=cnet-youtube-20
Dell XPS 13: https://www.amazon.com/Dell-XPS-13-InfinityEdge-Silver/dp/B078MHSGZN/?tag=cnet-youtube-20
Acer Swift 7: https://www.amazon.com/Acer-i7-7Y75-LPDDR3-Windows-SF713-51-M51W/dp/B01N5K9VXB/?tag=cnet-youtube-20
Razer Blade Stealth: https://www.amazon.com/Razer-Touchscreen-Ultrabook-Computer-Quad-Core/dp/B07FTDZF6P/?tag=cnet-youtube-20
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50 Comments

  1. Jean Phil on October 31, 2019 at 5:34 pm

    How is the zenbook 13 ux333 not in this list? Best looking laptop since the first xps13 and 1/3 the price of a macbook pro with same specs.

  2. Sean on October 31, 2019 at 5:35 pm

    You can get a Razer 15 advanced for $1599.
    Portability is a goofy metric when all these laptops will fit into the computer slot of a backpack
    There wasn’t even a consideration for ports (fast charging, usb/usbc, hdmi, etc.)
    Design was literally a popularity contest rather than anything based in objective reality such as camera placement, authentication, etc. etc.

    I came here looking to decide between a Dell XPS 15 and a Razer Blade 15 and I gained no new insights from this silly draw up whatsoever.

  3. h34p on October 31, 2019 at 5:35 pm

    This comparsion is one of the dumbest i麓ve seen so far.
    How can you even compare a blade vs. a macbook?
    the Blade is running a gtx1650 with a 10th gen i7 – NOTHING on the others even come close to what the razer blade can do. not even a mile away.
    Btw, before you whine, i own a macbook pro.

  4. Ralphymay5 on October 31, 2019 at 5:35 pm

    So biased

  5. Jack Sparrow on October 31, 2019 at 5:36 pm

    Carbon x1 crying in corner.

  6. Help please on October 31, 2019 at 5:37 pm

    Now, I want to buy a laptop:
    Hp 15db0002au; AMD dual core e2 9000e; 4GB DDR4; 5000GB HDD.
    Next, I want to replace HDD with 120GB or 240 GB SSD.(Would it be a right decision??)
    Later, I want to add this HDD in place of DVD RW.(Would it be a right decision??)
    Then,can this laptop run MS office and internet **without any problem**??
    Please answer…

  7. OneShotNoKill on October 31, 2019 at 5:38 pm

    Hei im a laptop power user and that guy dont know what he si talking about they should get a better guy gradeing them why do you think linus tech tips is using a razer laptop he is the one who has the experiance and a crew behind him pls just get someone who knows more that that guy buying rigt laptop is important and isnt something that you should take lightly and pls if ur buying one check a opinion of youtubers who are rewieving them reguarly

  8. kuna D on October 31, 2019 at 5:42 pm

    haha apple got beat very nice.

  9. parikshith ram on October 31, 2019 at 5:43 pm

    Disco computer!! – sorry u dont deserve to touch it馃樀馃く

  10. bengleLIVE on October 31, 2019 at 5:43 pm

    This guy should really just be fired

  11. Shan on October 31, 2019 at 5:43 pm

    This is a nice assessment.

  12. BlockingSpark99 on October 31, 2019 at 5:43 pm

    How does the dell do with gaming?

  13. Tara Ahmed on October 31, 2019 at 5:43 pm

    Agree with other comments – you judged the $1799 Dell on performance and the $899 Dell on price. Also, would have preferred to see the Matebook X Pro and HP Spectre in there … though I suppose you could argue that these are at a higher price point than the current Mac Air, but they are within the range of laptops you tested against the Air. So a much better comparison would’ve been: Macbook Pro, Dell XPS 13, Matebook X Pro, HP Spectre.

  14. 讬讗讬专 专讜谉 讗诇讘讝 on October 31, 2019 at 5:45 pm

    You can add another round for what you prefer but you cannot mix it all together

  15. faraz_ 224 on October 31, 2019 at 5:46 pm

    Surface laptop 3??

  16. Damian W on October 31, 2019 at 5:47 pm

    Which laptop have the best speakers? 馃檪

  17. Inspirez01 on October 31, 2019 at 5:49 pm

    "590 minutes, which is almost 6 hours" Jesus I stopped the video 2:30 in couldn’t watch anymore

  18. Beeble Brox on October 31, 2019 at 5:52 pm

    If your subgoal was to make users seem as shallow & stupid as possible: MISSION ACCOMPLISHED.

    Because 90% of them are.

    "Climate change! Er muh gawd dewwww sumthin! Safe tha Earthses!"
    (5 minutes later…)

    "So I threw muh new MacBook out and bought 4 Acers instead! Becuz teksschurrrr! Kullerrr! Yay meeeeee!".

    Gen Z is going to tear Gen Y new assholes for their collective hypocrisy! 馃槀馃槀

  19. Muhammad Ahmed on October 31, 2019 at 5:55 pm

    The surface laptop and pro exist too, you know.

  20. MIKE2C on October 31, 2019 at 5:57 pm

    Macbook???

  21. Alan mark Kristensen on October 31, 2019 at 5:57 pm

    That intro to dan was not at all necessary

  22. Haidarali Nadir Shah on October 31, 2019 at 5:57 pm

    LG Gram has longest battery life

  23. TitanTube Ultimate on October 31, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    I dont think dell should have won because you compared the 899 and 1799 as of they were equals. Also design is kinda ugly. I dont know which is better though it wouod take research

  24. R6S SOCIETY on October 31, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    Hmm I learned that 590 minutes is almost 6 hours not quite

  25. Vardges Bokhyan on October 31, 2019 at 6:03 pm

    where is HP?

  26. Les-Faux Monnayeurs on October 31, 2019 at 6:03 pm

    Pounds? Inches? Really? XD

  27. Catalin-Ionut Colac on October 31, 2019 at 6:07 pm

    590 minutes, almost 6 hours not quite, lol

  28. Joel Isac on October 31, 2019 at 6:07 pm

    Disco computer ?

    Somebody get her out of there asap and punch her in the face

  29. Robo Virtuoso on October 31, 2019 at 6:09 pm

    If the operating system is one of the criteria, the Macbook might have a shot at #1. I always wanted an XPS, but Windows 10 always makes me back out.

  30. Kwabena Asare on October 31, 2019 at 6:09 pm

    The value segment makes no sense

  31. Priyanshi Negi on October 31, 2019 at 6:10 pm

    The traditional MacBook seriously?

  32. Jason Pickles on October 31, 2019 at 6:11 pm

    CNET credibility..1 point.

  33. dr Adam Piasecki on October 31, 2019 at 6:13 pm

    OBVIOUSLY THEY GOT PAID TO PROMOTE DELL !

  34. CSE Ninja on October 31, 2019 at 6:15 pm

    You should have introduces hp with them

  35. Provuze on October 31, 2019 at 6:15 pm

    Guy with the moustache has no problem with the pop up camera

  36. Provuze on October 31, 2019 at 6:16 pm

    Polls are useless

  37. Thamjith Thaha on October 31, 2019 at 6:16 pm

    Per key RGB keyboard
    AKA
    Disco computer

  38. iyaz akhtar on October 31, 2019 at 6:19 pm

    Hey everyone! Loving all the feedback so far! Please tell us what you liked (and what you didn’t) about this episode. We want to make the best show for you. What products would you like us to review next? Thanks!

  39. Srinivasarao Veedhi on October 31, 2019 at 6:20 pm

    I think MacBook is the best

  40. Maikeru Nirvana Zhang on October 31, 2019 at 6:21 pm

    CringeNet

  41. Benjamin Wetherbee on October 31, 2019 at 6:22 pm

    Durability?

  42. Feralzi on October 31, 2019 at 6:22 pm

    Cancer video. Delete it

  43. SuJu Heart on October 31, 2019 at 6:24 pm

    Obviously, the brands of these laptops that made the list surely paid the channel to rank their laptops. It’s not a completely reliable list.

  44. El Okim on October 31, 2019 at 6:24 pm

    you mean its only $2000 per lb? its a steal , lol

  45. shshgegeg X on October 31, 2019 at 6:28 pm

    Actually mac won, he just gave XPS first

  46. Aaron Timm on October 31, 2019 at 6:28 pm

    Don’t rely on non-tech channels to review tech.

  47. Classic Kid on October 31, 2019 at 6:29 pm

    This is a joke right?….Yeah…sure dude Dell and Razer definetly both deserve a 4 for performance cuz you know…it’s the same thing..*cough馃槀*

  48. abc 007 on October 31, 2019 at 6:30 pm

    where is hp??? stop paid pramotion.. dont give false news.. just shutup

  49. Kyle Kyle on October 31, 2019 at 6:31 pm

    In the intro, his voice sounded like linus. Anyone else think so?

  50. Ace Dragon on October 31, 2019 at 6:33 pm

    wtf, acer looks so good

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