CNET editors choose and review the best thin and light laptops, notebooks, and ultrabooks.
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Although its picture quality falls short of the competition, the Samsung UNF6300's high-end features and design for a midrange price will win plenty of converts.
The 27-inch monitor displays over a billion colors and includes built-in features to maintain color accuracy.
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Formerly the Samsung Series 9, the rebranded Ativ Book 9 got little more than a change in name; the laptop feels dated, as it lacks a touch screen and the benefits of newer Intel processors.
Samsung's midprice Series 5 UltraTouch looks and feels like a more expensive machine, but keeps it simple by skipping the complex hybrid mechanics of so many new Windows 8 systems.
This updated version of Dell's XPS 12 hybrid adds newer CPUs for improved battery life, but still works better as a laptop than a tablet.
Despite solid hardware, great battery life, and fast startup, we can't recommend the Samsung Chromebook Series 5 until and unless Google improves the Chrome OS.
The 4-pound Samsung Series 5 isn't as light and portable as some slim 14-inch laptops, but this AMD-powered version can be found at a significant discount if you shop around.
The company's latest interchangeable-lens camera incorporates much of the power of bigger models at a fraction of the size.
This midprice slim laptop gets a new body, plus a touch screen and backlit keyboard.
If you're looking for a blender that can multitask and do more than just make smoothies, but don't want to shell out a lot of money, the KitchenAid 5-Speed Diamond Blender is a great option.