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Best laptops of 2014

CNET editors choose and review the best thin and light laptops, notebooks, and ultrabooks.

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Apple MacBook Air (11-inch, April 2014)

Apple’s 11-inch Air gets a CPU speed bump and a decent price cut over the already excellent 2013 version. If you have a recent model there's no need to upgrade, but for anyone else, it's now a better deal than ever.

Jun. 27, 2014

4 stars Editors' rating Jun. 27, 2014
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Apple MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2013)

The slimmer body and higher-res screen of the original Retina MacBook Pro were a revolutionary leap. This revamp adds modest internal upgrades for modest improvements, but price cuts to both the 13-inch and 15-inch models sweeten the deal.

Oct. 25, 2013

4 stars Editors' rating Oct. 25, 2013
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Asus VivoBook S451LA

Some might call the midsize Asus VivoBook S451 attractive, and it's certainly inexpensive, but too many sacrifices were made to hit that budget price.

Jun. 18, 2014

3 stars Editors' rating Jun. 18, 2014
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Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | A Lens

While it's not cheap, the Sigma 50mm f1.4 lens provides great value for the money.

Apr. 11, 2014

4 stars Editors' rating Apr. 11, 2014
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ZTE Avid 4G (MetroPCS)

Though the Avid features Ice Cream Sandwich and operates on MetroPCS 4G network, the carrier has other LTE devices that are faster, smoother, and sometimes, even cheaper.

Jan. 22, 2013

3 stars Editors' rating Jan. 22, 2013
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Google Chromebook Pixel

Despite impressive hardware specs and solid industrial design, the Chromebook Pixel’s high price and cloud OS limitations make it impossible to recommend for the vast majority of users.

Feb. 22, 2013

2.5 stars Editors' rating Feb. 22, 2013
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Apple iMac (21.5-inch, 2014)

While it includes some performance and graphics concessions on the lowest priced model, the 21.5-inch iMac brings Apple's iconic design and top-notch bundled accessories and software to a wider audience.

Jun. 24, 2014

4 stars Editors' rating Jun. 24, 2014
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2015 Audi A3 2.0T Quattro

The 2015 Audi A3 2.0T Quattro hits a sweet spot, balancing comfort with a bit of sportiness, connected tech with a great low-distraction interface, and a small-car feel with luxury appointment.

May. 30, 2014

4.5 stars Editors' rating May. 30, 2014

MSRP: $29,000.00

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Samsung Ativ Book 9 Plus

If you’re just looking for an all-around excellently made Windows touch ultrabook and don’t mind that it's on the expensive side (and doesn’t convert to a tablet), the improved Samsung Ativ Book 9 Plus is worth the investment.

Oct. 15, 2013

4 stars Editors' rating Oct. 15, 2013
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Samsung Galaxy Ring

Pass on the slow, disappointing Samsung Galaxy Ring in favor of LG's superior Optimus F3.

Oct. 10, 2013

3 stars Editors' rating Oct. 10, 2013

MSRP: $179.99