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.
Though awash in features, the Xperia Tablet Z's $500 price is a decidedly bitter pill to swallow when a better, cheaper alternative exists for $100 less.
Taking a bold step into the PC market, the Vizio Thin+Light CT14 is a fresh take on the 14-inch ultrabook, held back by some first-gen jitters.
Pricing not available
Meet the new 14 and 15-inch CT-14 and CT-15, Vizio's first forays into the crowded ultrabook arena. We take a close-up look.
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 Vizio CT15T-B1 is a thin, nice-looking laptop with plenty of performance and battery life. But for the money, the package should be a little more complete.
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.
If 2013 is the year of the tablet, then don't expect the excitement to start until spring. Here's a peek at what's coming.