CNET editors choose and review the best thin and light laptops, notebooks, and ultrabooks.
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.
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.
ColorWare, a company that custom-colorizes computers, goes back in time by outfitting a MacBook Air with a retro look to evoke '80s Apple.
New HP Envy x2 models pack a kickstand and a keyboard that falls off at the drop of a hat.
The 13-inch MacBook Air gets a minor CPU upgrade and $100 price cut, keeping it near the top of our recommended laptop list.
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.
Microsoft says its Surface Pro 3 is a better option for people who want a laptop replacement and the freedom to go mobile.
A rare larger-screen hybrid, the HP Spectre x2 aims to be both a portable laptop and a video-friendly slate. The price is right, but the design feels awkward and the wonky touch pad makes it hard to use as a full-time laptop.
In this Prizefight, we pit two of the best 13-inch ultrabook laptops against each other.
A processor bump and price cut are nice, but a next-gen laptop from Apple needs more updated features.