Like all of the Inspiron laptops we've tested, the 14-inch 5000 series is a good value with excellent battery life, but you don't get a lot of choice when it comes to specs.
You can dive into the various subcategories here for detailed suggestions for every need and budget, but on this page, we present the current laptops that are our personal favorites, because of style, power, value, or just because we like them.
A slim, attractive laptop with very good performance and excellent battery life, the CT15T-B1 is just off the mark with the rest of the package.
Apple's MacBook Air dominates the thin-and-light market in the U.S. And its momentum shows no signs of slowing down with the well-received 2013 model.
The Revolve is a solid Windows 8 machine that can bend and twist in a number of ways.
Taking a bold step into the PC market, the Vizio CT14 is a fresh take on the 14-inch ultrabook, held back by some first-gen jitters.
Vizio's debut laptop line is impressive-looking, but these sleek 14-inch and 15-inch ultrabooks are the nicest of all.
Meet the Toshiba Portege R700 -- a remarkably light, remarkably thin laptop that should offer remarkable performance too. Oh, and remarkable battery life thrown in for good measure
Take a dash of Adamo and add massive corporate IT appeal, and you have a formula for a very attractive business ultrathin.
Toshiba's compact T100 series of 11- and 13-inch laptops get Neo processors and better graphics for the same price range.
There's a big difference between single-core and dual-core thin-and-light laptops. Case in point: two versions of the Toshiba Satellite T135.