Acer Chromebook 13
Nvidia's latest Tegra K1 processor lands in a Chromebook, with the promise of good performance, solid battery life and a decent price, too. We took a look at one.
Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 2 Pro
A major update to our favorite Windows 8 hybrid, the IdeaPad Yoga 2 Pro is still a better laptop than tablet, but the new version adds a future-proof better-than-HD display at a great price.
Acer C720P Chromebook ( C720P-2600)
The Acer Chromebook C720P manages to get better at all the key things, adding up to a little laptop alternative that's better than any budget Chromebook we've seen before.
Dell Venue 8 Pro Tablet Computer- FNDOV8P01H2
The Dell Venue 8 Pro comes close to being a great pocket-size mini-PC, but a misplaced button and missing accessories feel like unnecessary errors.
Samsung Ativ Book 9 ( 2014 Edition)
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.
Acer Aspire Switch 10 ( 64 GB)
The Acer Aspire Switch 10 is a budget hybrid that skips the more-common fold-back or button-clasp hinges and instead attaches its screen via a magnetic connection. It shares the same hardware limitations as other small hybrids, but can be easier to use.
Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display ( 2013, 13-inch screen)
There are other high-res laptops out there, but this year’s more powerful and affordable 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro is one of the best of the bunch, and makes a compelling case for upgrading from the 13-inch Air.
Acer Aspire S7-391-6810
One of the few standout products from the first wave of Windows 8 laptops, the Acer Aspire S7 proves that Apple does not have a monopoly on great design.
Lenovo IdeaPad Y500 ( Intel Core i7-3630QM 2.40GHz)
For those looking for something more than a feature-light ultrabook, the gamer-friendly Lenovo IdeaPad Y500 is close to brilliant, and several configurations are currently available at a deep discount -- but I can't believe it doesn't have a touch screen.
Samsung Chromebook Series 3
The $249 Samsung Chromebook is a good extra computer for cloud-loving Google-centric Web users.