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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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Toshiba Kirabook

Toshiba's ambitious Kirabook has a screen that rivals Apple's MacBook Pro with Retina Display, and a price to match. It's a solid, useful laptop, but for these prices, the design should really be more exciting.

May 7, 2013

3.5 stars Editors' rating May 7, 2013
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Toshiba's high-end Kirabook gets it right in version 2.0

A new CPU and much-improved battery life make the Kirabook easier to recommend.

By March 5, 2014

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Hands on with the Retina-like Toshiba Kirabook

The Kirabook's biggest selling point is its high-res screen. Far beyond 1,920x1,080, this is instead a 2,560x1,440-pixel-resolution display (called PixelPure), putting it firmly in the territory of the MacBook Pro with Retina Display. Of course, that also includes MacBook-Pro-like prices, with the Kirabook running from $1,599 to $1,999.

By May 8, 2013

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Toshiba's new Kira: an ultra-premium ultrabook

Hands on with the Retina-like Toshiba Kirabook

By April 17, 2013

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Toshiba adds high-price looks to new midprice laptops

The new Satellite E55 and E45t are inspired by the pricey Kirabook, but start at $579.

By July 29, 2013

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When hybrid tricks devolve into hype

Commentary: In a breathless bid to differentiate their devices, PC makers are looking to outdo each other by adding unique ways to twist, turn, and tear apart their screens and keyboards. At some point, it becomes a case of diminishing returns.

By July 12, 2014

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Asus Zenbook UX301

Asus was one of the first PC makers to go ultra-thin with its Zenbook line. That latest UX301 version packs in nearly every high-end spec you'd want, but it's priced out of reach for most, and lacks an all-day battery.

March 27, 2014

3.5 stars Editors' rating March 27, 2014
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Sony's PC implosion a lesson for Apple?

Sony priced itself out of the market. And consumers' flight from premium laptops could mean some pain for Apple.

By May 3, 2014

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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon

The third version of Lenovo's ultralight 14-inch laptop, the X1 Carbon, gets nearly all the basics right while adding a few new twists, including a function key row that changes app by app.

February 11, 2014

4 stars Editors' rating February 11, 2014