CNET editors choose and review the best thin and light laptops, notebooks, and ultrabooks.
The Panasonic ToughBook 74 boasts unique durability features and a fantastic warranty, but its high price and bulky dimensions make it a good buy only if your job necessitates extreme working environments. It'll take more than the fear of a spilled cup of coffee to justify the premium and the added heft.
Caseable laptop and gadget sleeves are blank canvases for creative minds, letting you tweak patterns and colors, or even upload your own images.
If you're one of those people who need to tote a MacBook and iPad around at the same time, the Cocoon CLS456 is custom-made for you.
Small size and low price distinguish this battery, but we can't recommend it over the Electrovaya PowerPad 160 or the Valence N-Charge VNC-130.
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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.
Razer’s newest gaming laptop trades ultralong battery life for a fantastic screen and even better graphics. It’s a trade worth making: this is the best Razer gaming laptop, and the best thin gaming PC anywhere.
Trusting the life of your laptop to a rubberized sleeve is serious commitment, but the high-tech materials behind the Extreme Sleeve will at least make your MacBook checked-luggage-friendly.
The Logitech diNovo for Notebooks looks sexy and is comfortable for typing, but it's a pricey upgrade for a keyboard that lacks integrated USB ports and backlit keys.
This Webcam provides plenty of settings options for users while providing solid video, photo, and instant-messaging performance.
This portable Webcam has solid picture quality and is a convenient partner for instant-messaging programs, but its sound and color quality leave room for improvement.