CNET editors choose and review the best thin and light laptops, notebooks, and ultrabooks.
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.
The 28-inch display rocks an ergonomic deign with an array of connections and starts at $799 -- low for ultra-high definition monitor.
If you want to quickly display your Windows 7 or 8 computer, or any Miracast-enabled mobile device on a TV, the supercompact ScreenBeam from Actiontec will get the job done.
The Garmin HUD boosts safety and helps keep eyes on the road, but the cost of entry will likely dissuade most drivers.
Rockford Fosgate's Bluetooth Adapter makes a convenient fit for some cars, but the lack of phone features limits it to music.
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.
Although the Sony Xperia M2 looks pretty slick, it's let down by its low resolution display and its old version of Android, which makes even its affordable price way too high. For much less money, you could snap up the Moto G or spend a little more and pick up the older Xperia Z with its full HD display and waterproof design.
The newly redesigned MacBook Pro with Retina Display combines an amazing screen with just enough of the MacBook Air design to feel like a new animal, and to take its place as the best of the current MacBook breed.
While the Retina MacBook Pro is easily the most desirable 13-inch Mac laptop to date, the high price and lack of discrete graphics make it a tough call versus either the more powerful 15-inch Retina Pro or the more affordable 13-inch Air.
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.