CNET editors choose and review the best thin and light laptops, notebooks, and ultrabooks.
Samsung keeps the nice-looking design of its previous 11.6-inch Chromebook 2 while making it a little more durable and puts live support help just a click away, making it a noteworthy update to the company's Chrome-computing lineup.
The smaller, 11.6-inch version of Samsung's excellent Series 9 laptop is thin and light, and has a few features the MacBook Air lacks, but it's more expensive and doesn't trump the competition where it counts.
The dual-core version of the ThinkPad x100e is a much better bet than the original single-core version. Battery life is still an issue, but it's a nice-to-the-touch 11.6-inch business Netbook.
Kind of like a Chromebook, but with Windows 8.1, this is perhaps the best laptop deal I've seen all year.
Or a non-touchscreen model for $179.99. Plus: Three bonus deals, including a seriously sweet Xbox freebie!
It's an older model, but still chock full of Air-y goodness. Plus: Three bonus deals!
Is it possible to be a cheapskate and still buy a MacBook? This model makes a compelling argument.
The ultraportable 11-inch PC screen is suddenly hot again, from high-end Sony and Apple laptops to budget tablets and hybrids.
Go ahead, put your paws on the screen. You might actually like it.
The C7 Chromebook gets 3.5 hours of battery life and will be available starting tomorrow.