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CNET editors choose and review the best thin and light laptops, notebooks, and ultrabooks.

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Belkin Universal Cover 7-8 inch (Charcoal)

The Belkin tablet case provides a firm fit and basic protection, but its design conforms better to midsize tablets than 7-inchers.

July 28, 2014

3.5 stars Editors' rating on August 1, 2014
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HTC One M8 for Windows (16GB)

While its camera isn't best-in-class and Windows Phone's underwhelming app selection still stings, the elegant and sophisticated HTC One M8 is an enticing alternative to Nokia models.

August 12, 2014

4 stars Editors' rating on August 25, 2014
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Microsoft Surface Pro 3 - 12" - Core i7 4650U - Windows 8.1 Pro - 8 GB RAM - 256 GB SSD

While the new Surface Pro 3 is Microsoft's best PC to date, it's more successful as a tablet than a laptop replacement.

May 24, 2014

4 stars Editors' rating on May 22, 2014
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Microsoft Windows 8.1

If you're a dedicated Windows 8 hater, the update to Windows 8.1 isn't going to change your mind. For everyone else, this collection of tweaks, fixes, and new features is useful, but everything here should have shipped in the original version last year.

June 24, 2013

4 stars Editors' rating on October 17, 2013
2.5 stars User rating out of 45 reviews
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ASUS VivoTab Note 8 M80TA - 8" - Atom Z3740 - Windows 8.1 - 2 GB RAM - 32 GB SSD

The 8-inch VivoTab 8 is a Windows tablet that doesn't particularly stand out in a crowded field, until you discover the Wacom stylus tucked inside its body.

February 12, 2014

3.5 stars Editors' rating on May 16, 2014
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Windows Phone 8.1

Windows Phone 8.1 is the best update yet, thanks to its revamped design and modern features, but it lags behind iOS and Android.

March 31, 2014

3.5 stars Editors' rating on April 14, 2014
5 stars User rating out of 7 reviews

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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.

December 18, 2013

4 stars Editors' rating on February 11, 2014
2 stars User rating out of 3 reviews
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MyFitnessPal (Windows Phone)

If you can get past the lackluster design, MyFitnessPal is a must-download if you're watching what you eat.

October 2, 2013

3.5 stars Editors' rating on December 5, 2013

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Dell Alienware 17 Gaming Laptop Computer - Windows 7 - DKCWJ01S_2

It's not as much of a conversation piece as the tank-like Alienware 18, but the slimmer, lighter Alienware 17 is arguably more practical for serious gamers with realistic budgets.

March 1, 2014

4 stars Editors' rating on November 6, 2013
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Logitech Zone Touch Mouse T400 for Windows 8 (Black)

The Zone Touch Mouse works as a traditional three-button mouse with the added benefit of the glass touch strip for select Windows 8 gestures. We just wish the touch features were a little more precise.

October 13, 2012

3.5 stars Editors' rating on November 7, 2013
3.5 stars User rating out of 1 reviews