CNET Top 5
CNET editors choose and review the best thin and light laptops, notebooks, and ultrabooks.
For those in need of an inexpensive thin-and-light laptop for home or school (but not necessarily the thinnest or lightest), the Dell Inspiron 14 5000 series is worth putting on your list despite its imperfections.
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.
Making small performance trade-offs to fit into a slim, attractive 17-inch body, the MSI GS70 Stealth is a gaming laptop for those who hate the look of gaming laptops.
While the new Surface Pro 3 is Microsoft's best PC to date, it's more successful as a tablet than a laptop replacement.
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.
For anyone tired of working day-to-day on a small screen, but still wants a high-end, thin-and-light with a long, long battery life, the Book 9 2014 Edition is one sweet system.
A big-screen ultrabook with a long, long battery life, the Samsung Ativ Book 9 2014 Edition delivers a high-end laptop experience for its premium price.
If you can't quite afford the Yoga 2 Pro but still want a full-time laptop and a part-time tablet, the 13-inch Lenovo Yoga 2 is an excellent choice.
Is it possible to be a cheapskate and still buy a MacBook? This model makes a compelling argument.
New two-in-one hybrids offer 13-inch screens and slim designs for under $600 or more than $1,000.