CNET Top 5
CNET editors choose and review the best thin and light laptops, notebooks, and ultrabooks.
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.
It's a refurb, but it comes with a full one-year warranty. That's an awfully big PC for an awfully low price.
Lenovo bows a new slim gaming laptop with a jumbo 17-inch touchscreen.
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.
New HP Envy x2 models pack a kickstand and a keyboard that falls off at the drop of a hat.
HP has refreshed its HP Envy x2 and Pavilion x2 lines with new looks and hardware.
One of the nicer-looking and better-performing Chrome OS systems, the 13-inch Acer Chromebook adds some zip by ditching Intel for an Nvidia processor, but also hits a few issues with popular Chrome apps.
With the Inspiron 11 3000, Dell delivers an everyday ultraportable hybrid with an excellent battery life at a good 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.
The Acer Aspire Switch 10 is a budget hybrid that skips the more-common fold-back or button-clasp hinges and instead attaches its screen via a magnetic connection. It shares the same hardware limitations as other small hybrids, but can be easier to use.