Dell XPS 13
Display options: 13.3-inch; 1,920 x 1,080 or 3,840 x 2,160 resolution; non-touch or touch screen
Starting price: $999.99
What's cool about it: With its first full redesign in three years, the latest XPS 13 (the 9370) gets major improvements on portability even while becoming more powerful and durable. The new model uses Intel's eighth-generation Core processors and promises up to nearly 20 hours of battery life, while retaining the XPS 13's signature ultra narrow-bezel display. In terms of the all-important portability factor, the XPS 13 is now 24 percent smaller in overall volume -- measuring just 0.46 of an inch thick, compared with the previous 0.6 of an inch thick. Meanwhile, a new white color option for the interior of the laptop is made from woven glass fiber, which is UV-resistant and stain resistant.