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:
Dell XPS 13 (2019) review:
Acer Swift 7 (2018) review:
Razer Blade Stealth (2019) review:

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  1. Joe Black on April 20, 2020 at 11:56 am

    Can you do one for £500 price ?

  2. Katelyn Moore on April 20, 2020 at 11:56 am

    Lmao wut was the point of letting people vote

  3. Desi W on April 20, 2020 at 11:58 am

    “Whites cool” says the white guy

  4. Hugh Evans on April 20, 2020 at 12:02 pm

    Woke generation reviews….. CNET guy is a joke – 50% of reviews downgrade this video … 2,500 thumbs down – says it all. CNEt should hire from Russia or India where fanatics are just that – fanatics. Here, I have never seen such a superficial review. Time to put this CNET reviewer out to pasture…. lazy bum

  5. GUNNAR BALMA on April 20, 2020 at 12:03 pm

    Bruh, why are they hating on razer! They easily look the best preform the best. Also why are they comparing a MacBook Air instead of a MacBook Pro 13”

  6. COUR4GEOUS on April 20, 2020 at 12:04 pm

    Apple is better than android

  7. Eduardo Becerra on April 20, 2020 at 12:04 pm

    But if you buy the dell for 899 then it loses to the MacBook in performance then the dell would lose points in that so the MacBook would come on top

  8. MeLikePoopies on April 20, 2020 at 12:06 pm

    I’m so tired of people voting for Apple designs just because it’s Apple. Think outside the box, sheeple

  9. I'm a good person on April 20, 2020 at 12:07 pm

    MacBook computers are the worst in gaming don’t buy. you want gaming buy a Windows computer

  10. Theheliumguy on April 20, 2020 at 12:09 pm

    Dont use this as a buying guide it’s not right

  11. Alex Mobile on April 20, 2020 at 12:13 pm

    No real information given to the components, hard drive size, ram or processor type. I use my laptop for business, Sony Vaio E series purchased in 2012 and still going strong. Please give a review for business people who make their living with it, after all laptops are not just for high school students.

  12. agastya athihalli on April 20, 2020 at 12:14 pm

    Technically the dell xps 13 and the MacBook Air tied. You overpowered the public’s vote and gave the dell an extra point for design based on your on personal opinion, even though the MacBook Air beat the dell ups 13 by 26%

  13. Lawrence Cornell on April 20, 2020 at 12:16 pm

    Okay so really the thing that throws me
    Off here… is the value piece… you say the value of the dell is higher than than the MacBook yet the device you tested on was much more expensive than (base price) while the MacBook was almost pretty much none stock… that means almost all these laptops are skewed against the MacBook.. if your testing higher end models way higher than even the MacBooks price then talking about the base models as if the base models will perform the same 😂😂… I hope no one actually follows this.. because it’s bs.

  14. Levi Schroeder on April 20, 2020 at 12:17 pm

    You’re in the wrong place for this terrible methodology, you’d do better on QVC.

  15. Bær E on April 20, 2020 at 12:18 pm

    I bought a hp envy 360 and 800 dollars and I have so many many regrets, it broke right after my warranty wore off

  16. M. Juniper on April 20, 2020 at 12:18 pm

    Lenovo ThinkPad X1 series

  17. Brielle on April 20, 2020 at 12:20 pm

    Mac is for hipsters >:.[

  18. Jiya Patel on April 20, 2020 at 12:20 pm

    If you were going to use the cheaper one for the price then why not test the cheaper one instead of the expensive one its not fair.

  19. Lee Jian Hui on April 20, 2020 at 12:21 pm

    what type of device is he writing on? the big screen thing and the pen?

  20. Jordan rodriguez on April 20, 2020 at 12:23 pm

    He say that the people are wrong but you are only one and you will have different opinions than the ones we have. And also that’s the thing that the most people like so not beeng mean but you know .😐

  21. sheikh mansur on April 20, 2020 at 12:24 pm

    Simple, Area 51M,not that portable tho

  22. Awoken Minds on April 20, 2020 at 12:27 pm


  23. Will Mills on April 20, 2020 at 12:28 pm

    The old guy was so biased twords the dell, we all know the MacBook is the best

  24. Dren Kastrati on April 20, 2020 at 12:32 pm

    4:06 disco computer🤣

  25. Rafal Iwanczuk on April 20, 2020 at 12:33 pm

    Okay so I’m already quite sure this video is a joke, but am I supposed to shave my face with 4:45?

  26. vansh agrawal on April 20, 2020 at 12:34 pm

    Macbook air wins…

  27. Aniruddha Basu on April 20, 2020 at 12:34 pm

    Not an Apple fan but hands down, in this comparison its the best. Why constantly downscore it and give dell higher points. Is the video sponsored by dell? Not impressed at all.

  28. Haridarsan Subash on April 20, 2020 at 12:36 pm

    Not a good comparison

  29. Monkey Robots Inc. on April 20, 2020 at 12:36 pm


  30. Liam Regan on April 20, 2020 at 12:36 pm

    This is a tech channel? Disco lights? Seriously, this is for people who don’t know what Intel is.

  31. Aditya Bhardwaj on April 20, 2020 at 12:37 pm

    CNET: making biased content since 14 years

  32. Billy Jr. on April 20, 2020 at 12:42 pm

    WTF ? This is sooo biased!
    *Lenovo yoga C740 15-IML* (16GB RAM, 1BT SSD, CPU : Core i7 gen10 ) is definitely the best, fastest and most affordable laptop of 2019.

  33. woodstock on April 20, 2020 at 12:43 pm

    these criteria are idiotic. i can decide which one looks the best for myself thank you. seriously who cares about the battery life? my 2008 asus has excellent battery life but I never use it because i have 3 other laptops that are 10x better at almost everything. seriouly. the best one of these is the razer. if you get something else that is cool with me but the best one is the razer period.

  34. Shanice Grande on April 20, 2020 at 12:43 pm

    I have the MacBook Air 2019!!!!

  35. Frankenstein on April 20, 2020 at 12:43 pm

    MacBook Air is a piece of crap. My mother board stopped working after only 3 years.

  36. 7 Things on April 20, 2020 at 12:44 pm

    Great Content again by CNET. We have also created a video for 7 best laptops for gaming and programming. You can check that too !!👈

  37. ХХХ AMATЕUR SЕХ VIDЕO - СLIСК НЕRЕ on April 20, 2020 at 12:44 pm


  38. Sean Louie Nathaniel Sucayan on April 20, 2020 at 12:44 pm

    4:08… RGB keyboards… Are now called Disco Computers XD

  39. Pari S on April 20, 2020 at 12:45 pm

    Here are some things which are missed. The storage space offered for the price you pay, number of usb and typec ports, the inbuilt speaker sound quality, quality of keyboard and trackpad, display resolution, video call quality, customer service.. HP spectre and the Microsoft surface book could have been included in the race..

  40. gazzarrr666 on April 20, 2020 at 12:45 pm

    So. This is a CNET review, is it? Is this what it has come to? This is possibly the worst, most useless, superficial review in a good, long time! Little more than a superficial beauty contest for laptops. They seem to have missed out one slightly important category, here – USEABILITY! Pathetic!

  41. Phoebs N on April 20, 2020 at 12:46 pm

    When comparing performance – use a $1799 dell. When comparing values – use a $899 dell. Nice job "Senior" editor.

  42. Daniel Loh on April 20, 2020 at 12:46 pm

    Razor is the best

  43. Hugh Evans on April 20, 2020 at 12:47 pm

    The pro guy brought in from cnet is an idiot…14 years with cnet and his battery test was stream a movie….. sophisticated lot at CNET – or very simolistic. Measures battery with no consideration to screen resolution (mac is 1/2 that of the Dell) – did he use a Dell with a 2K screen and throttle back the Dell CPU that is running twice as fast and is twice as effective?

  44. Junel Benar Reyes on April 20, 2020 at 12:48 pm

    This is not how you rank. 🤦🏻‍♂️

  45. iyaz akhtar on April 20, 2020 at 12:49 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!

  46. Mridul's Sync Account on April 20, 2020 at 12:51 pm

    You forgot thinkpads? That means this is a Dell sponsored video!

  47. Foxplayz on April 20, 2020 at 12:51 pm

    Dell is cheap but rubbish

  48. Chris Banez on April 20, 2020 at 12:51 pm

    Just bought dell 15 3000 inspiron 3581.

  49. The ferocious drummer on April 20, 2020 at 12:53 pm

    anyone else notice the epic games launcher, or was it just me

  50. TECHNO_MALUPET Midterm Project on April 20, 2020 at 12:56 pm

    I don’t have laptop

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