PCWorld.com, ComputerShopper.com and TheWireCutter.com are each sources of information on the top laptop brands for 2014. The first two sources consistently review all kinds of technology throughout the calendar year, while TheWireCutter.com often spotlights a few standout laptops.
PCWorld.com publishes lists of the best laptops evolving from season to season and with new releases. The site's 2014 end-of-year list names the best laptops in a variety of categories, including best professional ultrabook, best gaming laptop and best workstation.
A group of editors for ComputerShopper.com compiled its list of the best laptops of 2014. The list includes netbooks and 17-inch laptops with prices ranging from $200 to $4,000. For each entry, the editors outline what makes the laptop a winner and who should buy it.
TheWireCutter.com is a companion shopping guide to technology and gadgets. The editors and writers often focus on niche products within a larger category, such as the budget laptop. TheWireCutter.com's best budget laptop for 2014 is the Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 2 14. The article also names comparable brands and second-choice models. It discusses who should or should not buy the product, what its flaws are, what other trusted reviewers say about the product, and how it compares to the previous year's model.