CNET editors choose and review the best thin and light laptops, notebooks, and ultrabooks.
With their 360-degree rotating screens, the new 13.3-inch Pavilion and 15.6-inch Envy x360 convertibles join the budget-friendly 11.6-inch x360 from earlier this year.
AMD CPUs help these half-hybrids hit lower starting prices.
The Radius 11 features the same flip-back design of the company's 15.6-inch Radius, but made for mobility on a budget.
For those in need of an inexpensive thin-and-light laptop for home or school (but not necessarily the thinnest or lightest), the Dell Inspiron 14 5000 series is worth putting on your list despite its imperfections.
While the small updates to the 2014 model aren't enough for most existing users to upgrade, Apple's excellent 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro is still our go-to laptop of choice for shoppers at the high end.
The energy-efficient fifth-generation Core chips will enable fanless laptops that can be converted into tablets, and a handful of them are on the way.
With a hinge that bends back 300 degrees, the Edge falls between laptop and hybrid.
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New HP Envy x2 models pack a kickstand and a keyboard that falls off at the drop of a hat.
Originally $800, this refurbished 11.6-inch tablet includes a keyboard, kickstand, and 128GB SSD.
For anyone tired of working day-to-day on a small screen, but still wants a high-end, thin-and-light with a long, long battery life, the Book 9 2014 Edition is one sweet system.