Best laptop for design and art 2017: we test Apple, Dell, HP, Lenovo and Microsoft’s most powerful and stylish models to find the best laptop for designers and artists

We’ve tested the 6 most powerful and stylish laptops (and laptop/tablet hybrids) for artists and designers to find the perfect one for you.

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Hands-on Preview: Samsung Galaxy Book

Samsung squares up to Microsoft’s Surface with twin two-in-one tablets.

Samsung came oh so close with the TabPro S.

It was supposed to be a Surface killer, a Windows 10 tablet that was just as good at desktop duty as it was as a media machine.

It mostly succeeded, too – but the price was a little too high, the keyboard wasn’t the best and if you wanted to plug something in… well, you were basically out of luck.

Now it’s time for round two, and it comes with the new name. Enter the Galaxy Book, a 2-in-1 that looks to improve on the initial effort and finally shut down the Surface for good.

Does it manage it? Tough to say after only a brief hands-on session, but I definitely walked away impressed. Here’s why.

Source: Hands-on Preview: Samsung Galaxy Book

Review: Lenovo Yoga Book is in a class of its own

With its virtual keyboard and fantastic writing surface, the Yoga Book could be the blueprint for future laptops.

When Lenovo first announced its fancy new 2-in-1 Yoga Book at IFA in September 2016, I got a little caught up in the mad rush of excitement. “Hybrid of the future” claims were bandied about the office, and I was in full agreement. After all, this is a device that looks truly different to everything else. Now that it’s here in my hands, I’m pleased to say Lenovo has created a unique hybrid worthy of the hype.

For starters, there’s no physical keyboard. Instead, there’s a virtual one with illuminated, futuristic-looking keys that appear as though they’ve been pulled straight from an episode of Black Mirror. They vibrate when you tap them, giving a reassuring sense of haptic feedback as you type.

Source: Review: Lenovo Yoga Book is in a class of its own