CNET editors choose and review the best thin and light laptops, notebooks, and ultrabooks.
commentary Devices based on ARM chip designs tend to be thinner, cooler (thermally, at least), and cheaper than those based on Intel designs while offering longer battery life.
Corning, the manufacturer of the resilient Gorilla Glass built into smartphones everywhere, has designed a new type of glass made exclusively to better protect notebook touch screens.
Makers of ultraslim panels and suppliers of touch screens are making it tough for PC vendors to get their notebooks to stores. Still, research firm NPD DisplaySearch sees shipments growing this year.
At CES in Las Vegas, Intel talks about its next-gen chip road-map for PC and mobile computing devices, including new processors powering ultra-thin notebooks and tabletop computers.
The Taiwanese computer maker showed off the Aspire R7 notebook, Aspire P3 Ultrabook, and Acer Iconia A1 tablet during an event in New York.
The company's technology is designed to save a notebook's battery life and enhance the overall performance of those devices.
The Logitech diNovo for Notebooks looks sexy and is comfortable for typing, but it's a pricey upgrade for a keyboard that lacks integrated USB ports and backlit keys.
Global tablet shipments will surpass notebooks by around 33 million units in 2013, NPD DisplaySearch predicts.
The Xtreme Notebooks 917V Accelerator is an unquestionably powerful laptop, but impressed as we are with its performance and 3D frame rates, it's hard to justify the sky-high price. This quad-core laptop seems suited only for those who want a true desktop gaming rig that's still moderately portable.
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Dadi Perlmutter, Intel's chief product officer, also tells CNET that devices running Intel's mainstream Core line of processors could sell for as low as $399 to $499.