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CNET editors choose and review the best thin and light laptops, notebooks, and ultrabooks.
With its lightweight storage and reliance on the cloud, the Toshiba Satellite CL10-B is like a tablet with a keyboard stuck on.
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MacBooks and iMacs have already been updated this year, but these systems have not.
Convertible modes can be hyperbolic, but the new hinge on the Acer Aspire R 13 gives more credibility than usual to its claim of six modes of use.
Making small performance trade-offs to fit into a slim, attractive 17-inch body, the MSI GS70 Stealth is a gaming laptop for those who hate the look of gaming laptops.
Apple has updated its Pro laptop line -- all 15-inch models will come with 16GB RAM but with no price increase, and the old 13-inch has even got cheaper.
Microsoft is pushing inexpensive laptops to contain the growing Google-fueled threat. But they could wind up as extinct as the late-naughts netbook.
The bulky, dated body of the Digital Storm Krypton doesn't feel particularly high-end, but it's great at running games at high detail settings, and can be configured to provide excellent bang for your buck.
It's a refurb, but it comes with a full one-year warranty. That's an awfully big PC for an awfully low price.
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.
A basic multimedia laptop starting under $600, with higher-end display, graphics, and storage upgrades.