CNET Top 5
CNET editors choose and review the best thin and light laptops, notebooks, and ultrabooks.
The Sony Vaio Fit 14 is an all-around excellent laptop for the money that will satisfy the basic demands of everyday use for many people and look good doing it.
This hybrid can shift between laptop, tablet, or kiosk modes, and includes a copy of Photoshop Elements 12.
Originally $800, this refurbished 11.6-inch tablet includes a keyboard, kickstand, and 128GB SSD.
If you’re craving full Windows 8 on a tablet the size of an iPad Mini, and want a great display, the ThinkPad 8 is one of the best we’ve seen...but not by much.
Vaio is now a separate company to Sony, but its first two laptops are familiar for more than their name.
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 Sony Vaio Duo 13 is ambitious, but less universally useful than other Windows 8 laptop-tablet hybrids. There may not be a real need for a slider-style PC.
For those who want an excellent ultraportable laptop with more than just the latest Intel processors, the Sony Vaio Pro 13 Touch is it.
The superthin, superlight Sony Vaio Pro 11 is everything we expect from an excellent ultrabook.
Sony has today announced a recall on selected VaioFit Laptops due to an internal issue with the lithium-ion battery that can cause it to overheat.