T3 Awards 2016: Who's nominated for Laptop of the Year?

Windows and OS X notebooks go head-to-head

Which powerful, slimline computer deserves that coveted spot in the fleece-lined compartment of your rucksack?

Are Apple's pixel packing portables still the cream of the crop if you're looking for a high-powered laptop? Or is Microsoft's Surface Book finally making Windows look like a better option?

Dell XPS 12

A high-powered and attractive tablet/laptop at a decent price, the XPS 12 is a classic Windows PC. The XPS 15 is no slouch, either.

Lenovo Yoga 900S

Bending into a multitude of shapes, the latest Yoga is super-slim, yet could last over 10 hours on one charge of its battery.

HP Spectre x360 QHD

With 360 degrees of flexibility, this tastefully designed Windows laptop/tablet also had a very solid internal spec, including Bang & Olufsen speakers.

Acer Aspire Switch 12 S

Yet another high-tone Windows effort, this Core M-powered laptop/tablet packs a 4K screen and is easily Acer's best two-in-one to date.

Microsoft Surface Book

Yes, it's expensive, but this tablet/laptop hybrid is the perfect platform for its maker's Windows 10 operating system.

Apple MacBook

The 2016 model builds on the 2015 reboot of the MacBook (non-Pro, non-Air division) with better processors and battery life and rose gold. Mmm, rose gold.