CNET editors choose and review the best thin and light laptops, notebooks, and ultrabooks.
New HP Envy x2 models pack a kickstand and a keyboard that falls off at the drop of a hat.
With their 360-degree rotating screens, the new 13.3-inch Pavilion and 15.6-inch Envy x360 convertibles join the budget-friendly 11.6-inch x360 from earlier this year.
HP's Pavilion x360 adds Beats Audio (for now) and rugged construction to the expanding field of 11-inch Yoga-likes, but Lenovo's version feels much more upscale.
The Stream is a budget "cloud-based PC," and one of the least-expensive ways to get Windows 8 in a laptop.
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The HP Pavilion X2 comes in both 11- and 13-inch screen sizes, but at $599.99 is it too expensive to compete with other cheaper hybrids also hitting the market this year?
For its second Chromebook, Toshiba shaved off as much chassis as possible without sacrificing screen size or quality -- and without jacking up the price.
HP revives an 11-inch favorite with the Pavilion TouchSmart 11z, but there are better performance-for-money deals to be had.
It's a refurb, but it comes with a full one-year warranty. That's an awfully big PC for an awfully low price.
With an 11-inch screen and low price, the HP x360 competes with Lenovo's own entry level Yoga, but a dim screen holds it back.
While the new Surface Pro 3 is Microsoft's best PC to date, it's more successful as a tablet than a laptop replacement.