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Best laptops of 2014

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.

March 5, 2014

4 stars Editors' rating March 5, 2014
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Apple MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2013)

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.

October 25, 2013

4 stars Editors' rating October 25, 2013
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OnePlus One

Though it's one of this year's better Android phones on paper, the OnePlus One isn't for everyone, nor is it readily available.

May 27, 2014

3.5 stars Editors' rating May 27, 2014

MSRP: $299.00

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HTC Desire 601

Sure, it doesn't have the latest Android software on board, but if you're after a good-looking HTC phone with powerful speakers and 4G LTE for speedy data downloads, the Desire 601 is an affordable option to consider.

March 14, 2014

3 stars Editors' rating March 14, 2014

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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.

August 6, 2013

3.5 stars Editors' rating August 6, 2013

MSRP: $999.99

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Kyocera Hydro Icon

The Kyocera Hydro Icon might be inexpensive and waterproof, but a general lack of noteworthy features and a rather poor camera make this one tough to recommend.

July 22, 2014

2.5 stars Editors' rating July 22, 2014

MSRP: $149.99

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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.

September 3, 2013

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Oppo Find 7

Oppo may have packed the Find 7 with the latest and greatest specs, but it faces stiff competition from the LG G3, which has similar specs but a better design.

July 7, 2014

3.5 stars Editors' rating July 7, 2014
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Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II

The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II has some solid capabilities and a standout lens, but the overall experience just doesn't live up to its price.

June 27, 2014

3.5 stars Editors' rating June 27, 2014
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Motorola Moto G (4G LTE)

Although the Motorola Moto G with 4G LTE is a bit pricier than its 3G-only sibling, it still has one of the best displays in the budget arena, its processor makes operation enjoyably smooth and its rounded, compact body is both comfortable and attractive. If you're after an affordable all-round entrance into the high speeds of 4G, you've come to the right place.

June 27, 2014

4 stars Editors' rating June 27, 2014

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