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CNET editors choose and review the best thin and light laptops, notebooks, and ultrabooks.

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Toshiba Kirabook (2014)

The design of Toshiba's high-end Kirabook hasn't changed since last year, but it has aged gracefully. The components get an update and the battery life gets a big boost, making this an all-around excellent, but expensive, ultrabook.

By Mar. 5, 2014

4 stars Editor's rating Mar. 5, 2014
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Alcatel One Touch Hero

Alcatel's Android lineup gets a boost with models that include a 6-inch phablet with stylus.

By Sep. 3, 2013

Pricing not available

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Yamaha YSP-1400

Yamaha's YSP-1400 brings the company's Digital Sound Projector technology to a budget price point, but a couple of caveats keep it from being a standout sound bar.

By Feb. 20, 2014

3.5 stars Editor's rating Feb. 20, 2014
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Samsung 840 series

The Samsung 840 series is an excellent entry-level solid-state drive for budget and general users, but not really a good buy for advanced or professional users.

By Nov. 13, 2012

3.5 stars Editor's rating Nov. 13, 2012
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Hamilton Beach Smoothie Smart Blender

This blender is a great budget option that will make smoothies and other simple snacks without complaint. Just don't expect anything extraordinary from it and you won't be disappointed.

By Oct. 25, 2013

3.5 stars Editor's rating Oct. 25, 2013
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Acer Aspire E1-472G-6844

Acer's variation on the budget E1-472G Aspire laptop has good guts but an underwhelming exterior and design, and also lacks a touch screen. Nvidia graphics add a boost.

By Mar. 28, 2014

3 stars Editor's rating Mar. 28, 2014

Pricing not available

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Xiaomi Redmi

Xiaomi's Redmi offers exceptional value for its low price, and blows all other budget handsets out of the water. If you're looking for a cheap Android smartphone without having to compromise performance, look no further.

By Feb. 19, 2014

4 stars Editor's rating Feb. 19, 2014

MSRP: $133.00

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Vizio S4221w-C4

The Vizio S4221w-C4 is an excellent budget sound bar, with great sound quality, an excellent remote, and built-in Bluetooth, but its design won't work in every setup.

By Dec. 11, 2013

4 stars Editor's rating Dec. 11, 2013
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Toshiba Satellite S55t-A5277

The Toshiba Satellite S55t-A5277 comes close to being a great mainstream slim gaming laptop, but it's undone by an unimpressive display.

By Aug. 6, 2013

3.5 stars Editor's rating Aug. 6, 2013

MSRP: $999.99

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Acer Chromebook C720P

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.

By Feb. 13, 2014

3.5 stars Editor's rating Feb. 13, 2014