Best overall

Microsoft Surface Book 2

Microsoft's Surface Book 2 (starting at about $1,200) is available in 13-inch and 15-inch sizes, and features a stunning display, modular design, and performance hardware inside. Get up to an Intel Core i7 processor (CPU), 16GB of RAM, and a 1TB PCIe solid-state drive (SSD), and choose from an NVIDIA GTX 1050 graphics card (GPU) in the smaller model or an NVIDIA GTX 1060 GPU in the larger model. Ports include two USB-A 3.0, an SD card reader, a 3.5mm audio jack, Surface Connect, and, of course, USB-C.

Bottom line: The best laptop sporting a USB-C port is the Surface Book 2.

One more thing: Check out our reviews for both the 13-inch and 15-inch Surface Book 2 models.

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Why the Microsoft Surface Book 2 is the best Ultrabook

Whether you choose the 13-inch or 15-inch configuration, the Surface Book 2 delivers a beautiful touch display with a 3:2 aspect ratio. You're looking at a 3,000 x 2,000 resolution on the smaller display and a 3,240 x 2,160 resolution on the larger laptop, with both being compatible with Surface Pen and Surface Dial.

Thanks to the modular design, the display can be removed from the keyboard and touchpad for a tablet experience, and it can be replaced backwards in order to sit flat with screen facing out. An IR camera sits above the display for quick Windows Hello logins, and the battery will get you through more than a standard workday.

For maximum performance, you'll want to check out the 15-inch Surface Book 2 with NVIDIA GTX 1060 GPU, great for gaming and some specialized multimedia tasks. The eighth-gen quad-core Intel Core i7 CPU and 16GB of RAM won't bottleneck, giving you overall one of the most versatile laptops on the market. Oh, yeah, there's also a USB-C port.

Runner-up

Dell XPS 13 9370

Dell's refreshed XPS 13 9370 (starting at about $1,000) has a thinner bezel, a brighter 13.3-inch touch display available in 4K resolution, better thermal insulation, an IR camera for Windows Hello, and a new selection of ports, including two Thunderbolt 3 and one USB-C 3.1. This laptop is truly looking toward the future. Inside, get up to an eighth-gen Intel Core i7-8550U CPU, 16GB of DDR3 RAM, and a 1TB PCIe SSD.

Bottom line: The XPS 13 is an undoubtedly great laptop without quite as much power as the Surface Book 2.

One more thing: Have a look at our review for more information about this awesome notebook.

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Best Notebook

HP Spectre 13t

HP's 13-inch Spectre (starting at about $1,150) has been refreshed with eighth-gen Intel Core CPUs, a lighter body, and a 4K touch display, but it still has that executive look that puts most other ultrabooks to shame. It has the performance hardware you need — like 16GB of DDR3 RAM and 1TB PCIe SSD — and it also has two Thunderbolt 3 ports and a USB-C 3.1 port in its slim chassis.

Bottom line: For a laptop that has more style than just about anything else around, consider the HP Spectre 13t.

One more thing: Be sure to check out our review if you're interested in the Spectre 13t.

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Best MacBook Clone

Huawei MateBook X Pro

Huawei's MateBook X Pro (exact pricing not yet known) is just about the perfect laptop for anyone who likes the look of a MacBook but can't stand dealing with Apple. The 13.9-inch 3K touch display has a 3:2 aspect ratio and 3,000 x 2,000 resolution, and it's absolutely a pleasure to look at. Inside the slim chassis, you're looking at an eighth-gen Intel Core i7 CPU, 16GB of DDR3 RAM, a 512GB PCIe SSD, and an NVIDIA MX150 dedicated GPU with 2GB of GDDR5 VRAM. For ports, you have two USB-C (one Thunderbolt 3), one USB-A, and a 3.5mm audio jacl.

Bottom line: For a beautiful notebook that looks a lot like the MacBook, consider the Huawei MateBook X Pro.

One more thing: Want to know more? Our review goes in-depth with this laptop.

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Best Mobility

LG gram 15Z980

If you like a laptop that you can't feel when it's in your backpack or messenger, you might want to consider the LG gram 15Z980 (starting at about $1,250). Despite its 15.6-inch touch display and 72Wh battery that provides about 13 hours of life, this laptop weighs in at just 2.41 pounds (1,096g). Inside, get up to an eighth-gen Intel Core i7-8550U CPU, 16GB of RAM, and a 1TB SATA SSD, and for ports, take advantage of three USB-A 3.0, a USB-C Thunderbolt 3, HDMI 1.4, a microSD card reader, and a 3.5mm audio jack.

Bottom line: For a 15-inch laptop that's almost unbelievably light, have a look at the LG gram 15Z980.

One more thing: Enticed by the thin and light body? Our review can help you make a final decision.

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Best Business

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon

With strong security features, performance hardware, and a slim build, the X1 Carbon (starting at about $1,370) is a top option when it comes to business laptops. It's thinner and lighter than your average ThinkPad, but inside you're getting up to an eighth-gen Intel Core i7 CPU, 16GB of DDR3 RAM, and a 1TB PCIe SSD. The 13-inch display is available in touch and non-touch up to 1440p, and for ports you're getting two USB-A 3.1, two USB-C (one Thunderbolt 3), HDMI, a microSD card reader, and a 3.5mm audio jack.

Bottom line: For an awesome business laptop with a USB-C port, check out the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

One more thing: A built-in shutter over the webcam helps keep your webcam from spying on you.

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Best 13-Inch Convertible

HP Spectre x360

The 13-inch convertible Spectre x360 from HP (starting at about $990) has been refreshed with thinner display bezels, better cooling and thermals, a fingerprint reader in addition to the IR camera, and HP's Sure View screen privacy option, great for anyone working with sensitive documents. Inside, get up to an eighth-gen Intel Core i7 CPU, 16GB of DDR3 RAM, and a 2TB PCIe SSD, and choose from 1080p or 4K options for your display's resolution. Ports include two USB-C Thunderbolt 3, a USB-A 3.1, and a 3.5mm audio jack.

Bottom line: One of the best 13-inch convertibles out there is the HP Spectre x360.

One more thing: Our review (and video review) provides more of an explanation about what makes this laptop so great.

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Best 14-Inch Convertible

Lenovo Yoga 920

Featuring one of the best convertibles hinges around, the Yoga 920 (starting at about $1,200) comes with a 4K touch display, slim aluminum chassis, and support for Lenovo's Active Pen 2 with 4,096 levels of pressure sensitivity. For performance hardware, get up to an eighth-gen Intel Core i7 CPU, 16GB of DDR4 RAM, and a 1TB PCIe SSD, and take advantage of a fingerprint reader for Windows Hello logins. There aren't a lot of ports here, but the two USB-C Thunderbolt 3 ports are looking to the future.

Bottom line: For a 13.9-inch convertible with 4K display and beautiful design, check out the Lenovo Yoga 920.

One more thing: If this beautiful convertible is near the top of your list, have a look at our review for more information.

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Best 15-Inch Convertible

Samsung Notebook 9 Pro

Not only does Samsung's Notebook 9 Pro (about $1,300) have a 15-inch touch display and convertible design, it also has support for the Wacom EMR S Pen with 4,000 levels of pressure sensitivity and tilt support. Overall, this laptop is beautifully designed, with a slim chassis and rounded lines, and for ports you're getting two USB-A 3.0, USB-C, HDMI, a microSD card reader, and a 3.5mm audio jack. Inside, get up to an Intel Core i7 CPU, 16GB of DDR4 RAM, and a dedicated AMD Radeon RX 540 GPU with 2GB of GDDR5 VRAM.

Bottom line: For a 15-inch convertible with outstanding pen support, have a look at the Samsung Notebook 9 Pro.

One more thing: If you like the power and flexibility of the Notebook 9 Pro, our review can help you decide.

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Best Gaming

Razer Blade

There's nothing quite like a Razer Blade (about $1,700) when it comes to performance and size. Here you're looking at a 14-inch display with a 1,920 x 1,080 resolution, seventh-gen Intel Core i7 CPU, 16GB of DDR4 RAM, and a 256GB PCIe SSD. As for graphics, there's an NVIDIA GTX 1060 with 6GB of GDDR5 VRAM crammed in there, with enough power to designate this laptop as VR-ready. All this from something that's just 0.7 inches thick? Don't forget the USB-C Thunderbolt 3 port!

Bottom line: For a great gaming laptop with USB-C port, you can't go wrong with the Razer Blade.

One more thing: There are plenty of gaming laptops on the market, but our review can help you make a final decision.

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Conclusion

More and more laptops are being redesigned to include USB-C ports, and choices aren't as limited as even a year ago (as you can see by the wide selection we have here). Still, your best bet for a laptop with USB-C is the Surface Book 2.

Best overall

Microsoft Surface Book 2

Microsoft's Surface Book 2 (starting at about $1,200) is available in 13-inch and 15-inch sizes, and features a stunning display, modular design, and performance hardware inside. Get up to an Intel Core i7 processor (CPU), 16GB of RAM, and a 1TB PCIe solid-state drive (SSD), and choose from an NVIDIA GTX 1050 graphics card (GPU) in the smaller model or an NVIDIA GTX 1060 GPU in the larger model. Ports include two USB-A 3.0, an SD card reader, a 3.5mm audio jack, Surface Connect, and, of course, USB-C.

Bottom line: The best laptop sporting a USB-C port is the Surface Book 2.

One more thing: Check out our reviews for both the 13-inch and 15-inch Surface Book 2 models.

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Updated April 6, 2018: This roundup has been completely overhauled with a bunch of new laptops to ensure you're still looking at the best devices with USB-C.