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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Apple MacBook Air:
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Razer Blade Stealth:
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  1. Joe Black on March 1, 2020 at 8:14 am

    Can you do one for £500 price ?

  2. Will Mills on March 1, 2020 at 8:17 am

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

  3. Katelyn Moore on March 1, 2020 at 8:25 am

    Lmao wut was the point of letting people vote

  4. Fox on March 1, 2020 at 8:25 am

    Dell is cheap but rubbish

  5. Jarrod Lehman on March 1, 2020 at 8:26 am

    You can’t have a video titled "The best overall laptop of 2019" and only review 4 models. There are so many more price points and features that you completely glossed over.

  6. naturopathic4 on March 1, 2020 at 8:27 am

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

  7. Liam Regan on March 1, 2020 at 8:30 am

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

  8. DJ W on March 1, 2020 at 8:31 am

    “Whites cool” says the white guy

  9. Gunnar Balma on March 1, 2020 at 8:31 am

    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”

  10. MeLikePoopies on March 1, 2020 at 8:32 am

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

  11. iyaz akhtar on March 1, 2020 at 8:32 am

    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!

  12. Juan Álvarez on March 1, 2020 at 8:32 am

    Oh so in this case you can put a 1699 MacBook Pro on performance and then say, but you can get the air. That’s what you done on the dell

  13. João Ricardo B. Rodrigues on March 1, 2020 at 8:33 am

    Just came here to decide over something. Now I have to convert ounces and pounds. C’mon!

  14. Chris Banez on March 1, 2020 at 8:33 am

    Just bought dell 15 3000 inspiron 3581.

  15. Fredrik Karlsson on March 1, 2020 at 8:33 am

    didn’t like battery test when the resolution is different and the brightness is different if u run 4k against 1080p is not fare.

  16. Billy Jr. on March 1, 2020 at 8:33 am

    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.

  17. Alex Mobile on March 1, 2020 at 8:34 am

    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.

  18. Frankenstein on March 1, 2020 at 8:35 am

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

  19. Daniel Loh on March 1, 2020 at 8:38 am

    Razor is the best

  20. Shanice Grande on March 1, 2020 at 8:38 am

    I have the MacBook Air 2019!!!!

  21. TECHNO_MALUPET Midterm Project on March 1, 2020 at 8:38 am

    I don’t have laptop

  22. Sean Louie Nathaniel Sucayan on March 1, 2020 at 8:39 am

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

  23. N a t e D o g on March 1, 2020 at 8:40 am

    I have the 16 inch MacBook

  24. Ben Adriance on March 1, 2020 at 8:42 am

    The Mac looks old, hasn’t changed in a more than a decade. Try something, innovate. Good call on the review.

  25. Kunaii on March 1, 2020 at 8:44 am

    Yt is getting comfy with these “2 ads”

  26. sheikh mansur on March 1, 2020 at 8:45 am

    Simple, Area 51M,not that portable tho

  27. Pritesh Ruthun on March 1, 2020 at 8:49 am

    It’s alright, coz he’s all white.

  28. Eduardo Becerra on March 1, 2020 at 8:50 am

    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

  29. Mridul's Sync Account on March 1, 2020 at 8:54 am

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

  30. Mr Twister on March 1, 2020 at 8:54 am

    60 Minutes = 1 hr

  31. Rafal Iwanczuk on March 1, 2020 at 8:55 am

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

  32. Aniruddha Basu on March 1, 2020 at 8:55 am

    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.

  33. Aditya Bhardwaj on March 1, 2020 at 8:55 am

    CNET: making biased content since 14 years

  34. woodstock on March 1, 2020 at 8:57 am

    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.

  35. Rahul raj king on March 1, 2020 at 8:59 am

    Which is best leptop dell and hp iPhone tell me

  36. Monkey Robots Inc. on March 1, 2020 at 9:00 am


  37. Brielle on March 1, 2020 at 9:00 am

    Mac is for hipsters >:.[

  38. Lee Jian Hui on March 1, 2020 at 9:02 am

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

  39. Awoken Minds on March 1, 2020 at 9:03 am


  40. Colin on March 1, 2020 at 9:04 am

    Why does the video look so terrible at 12:42? What kind of camera do you guys use?

  41. agastya athihalli on March 1, 2020 at 9:05 am

    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%

  42. Pari S on March 1, 2020 at 9:07 am

    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..

  43. Phoebs N on March 1, 2020 at 9:10 am

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

  44. M. Juniper on March 1, 2020 at 9:13 am

    Lenovo ThinkPad X1 series

  45. Levi Schroeder on March 1, 2020 at 9:13 am

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

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