CNET editors choose and review the best thin and light laptops, notebooks, and ultrabooks.
Apple’s 11-inch Air gets a CPU speed bump and a decent price cut over the already excellent 2013 version. If you have a recent model there's no need to upgrade, but for anyone else, it's now a better deal than ever.
If you own a MacBook Air from the past couple of years there's really no need to upgrade, but a small spec bump and minor price cut make the most-current Air even more attractive.
There are other high-res laptops out there, but this year’s more powerful and affordable 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro is one of the best of the bunch, and makes a compelling case for upgrading from the 13-inch Air.
The slimmer body and higher-res screen of the original Retina MacBook Pro were a revolutionary leap. This revamp adds modest internal upgrades for modest improvements, but price cuts to both the 13-inch and 15-inch models sweeten the deal.
Apple keeps the latest MacBook Air updates on the inside, but greatly improved battery life and a lower starting price make up for a lack of flashy design changes.
At Google I/O in San Francisco, the company announces Android One, a new initiative that will provide high-quality, affordable smartphones to emerging markets using stock Android as the platform.
Despite impressive hardware specs and solid industrial design, the Chromebook Pixel’s high price and cloud OS limitations make it impossible to recommend for the vast majority of users.
The Motorola Moto E is one of the cheapest ways of putting Android KitKat in your pocket, but you will need to make a few sacrifices in performance. Check out our full video review.
The $249 Samsung Chromebook is a good extra computer for cloud-loving Google-centric Web users.
The Motorola Moto E doesn't have the best specs around, but it comes with Android KitKat and costs a pittance.