CNET editors choose and review the best thin and light laptops, notebooks, and ultrabooks.
The Toshiba Portege Z935-P300 is an excellent ultrabook value if you can overlook its few design shortcomings.
This one-time favorite is still an excellent go-to 13-inch laptop, if you don't need something quite as slim as an ultrabook, and you can get it for the right price.
The original Toshiba Portege Z835 was a fantastic value that helped us overlook a weak touch pad/keyboard combo. This faster version is about $200 more, but keeps the same so-so design.
If money isn't an issue, the Toshiba Excite 7.7 is a compact tablet with a beautiful display and impressive internal speeds.
The Toshiba Excite 10 LE sets a new design standard for thin and light 10-inch tablets, but the specs don't live up to the name.
The Samsung Series 7 Slate 700T is the fastest Windows 7 tablet we've tested, and paired with its optional accessories, it provides a very laptop-like experience, but one marred by the typical awkward onscreen Windows typing experience.
In a post-iPad era, Toshiba's expensive and needlessly bulky Portege M780 is a convertible tablet notebook that feels like a design relic from five years ago.
For business users who don't want to compromise, the Fujitsu LifeBook T4220 is both a full-fledged laptop and a handwriting-friendly tablet--though we recommend tweaking the base configuration.
The Toshiba Satellite A135-S4467 is a middle-of-the-road system in every way, but it starts to look more impressive when you factor in the budget-friendly price, making it a solid choice for mainstream users.
The Satellite M45's price, performance, and component strengths can't overcome its fatal flaw--deplorable battery life.
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