CNET Top 5
CNET editors choose and review the best thin and light laptops, notebooks, and ultrabooks.
While the small updates to the 2014 model aren't enough for most existing users to upgrade, Apple's excellent 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro is still our go-to laptop of choice for shoppers at the high end.
It's a refurb, but it comes with a full one-year warranty. That's an awfully big PC for an awfully low price.
It's new, not refurbished, so it comes with Windows 8 and some solid hardware behind it.
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.
Hewlett-Packard and Dell offered some of the least expensive and most popular laptops on Black Friday, according to Gap Intelligence.
That's your after-rebate price on this dual-core Pavilion running Windows 8, but it's still an amazing deal.
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.
The HP Pavilion x360 converts between a laptop and a tablet thanks to the integration of a 360-degree hinge.
The energy-efficient fifth-generation Core chips will enable fanless laptops that can be converted into tablets, and a handful of them are on the way.
The most important things to know when shopping for a new laptop, hybrid, or Windows tablet.