CNET editors choose and review the best thin and light laptops, notebooks, and ultrabooks.
The Acer Chromebook C720P manages to get better at all the key things, adding up to a little laptop alternative that's better than any budget Chromebook we've seen before.
One of the nicer-looking and better-performing Chrome OS systems, the 13-inch Acer Chromebook adds some zip by ditching Intel for an Nvidia processor, but also hits a few issues with popular Chrome apps.
The education-aimed Yoga 11e Chromebook bends into several useful hybrid shapes, but it's also too thick and rugged for commuters who want lightweight hardware for their lightweight operating system.
New, more capable hardware should make for a faster, more pleasant Chromebook experience.
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Though the 11.6-inch laptop looks the same as its current Chromebook 2, Samsung made some changes inside and should you need help, it's now just a click away.
This Toshiba Chromebook has a 13-inch 1080p display and a new Nvidia CPU for added graphics muscle.
For its second Chromebook, Toshiba shaved off as much chassis as possible without sacrificing screen size or quality -- and without jacking up the price.
This 11-inch laptop, running Chrome OS, is targeted at schools.
Toshiba enters the growing Chromebook market with the first 13-inch model. It's a great size for switching between travel and home/office use and feels comfortable to type on, but other Chromebooks offer more features for the same price.
A new version of Samsung's 11.6-inch Chrome OS laptop comes with direct access to support, sturdier construction and a fanless design.