Ultrabook Laptops

Toshiba KIRAbook 13 i7s1 Touch
REVIEW

Toshiba KIRAbook 13 i7s1 Touch

The Toshiba Kirabook is still a worthwhile high-end Windows alternative to a Retina MacBook Pro, but it could use a little of that Apple secret sauce for its touchpad.

4 stars Editors' rating on June 30, 2015
Lenovo Yoga 3 14
REVIEW

Lenovo Yoga 3 14 ( black)

With better battery life and performance than the Yoga 3 Pro (not to mention a lower price), the Yoga 3 14 is one of the best hybrid deals around.

4 stars Editors' rating on June 25, 2015
Asus Zenbook UX301LA-DH71T
REVIEW

Asus Zenbook UX301LA-DH71T

Asus was one of the first PC makers to go ultra-thin with its Zenbook line. That latest UX301 version packs in nearly every high-end spec you'd want, but it's priced out of reach for most, and lacks an all-day battery.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on March 27, 2014
5 stars User rating out of 2 votes
Kirabook 13-i7s-touch Ultrabook
REVIEW

Kirabook 13-i7s-touch Ultrabook

The design of Toshiba's high-end Kirabook hasn't changed since last year, but it has aged gracefully. The components get an update and the battery life gets a big boost, making this an all-around excellent, but expensive, ultrabook.

4 stars Editors' rating on March 5, 2014
5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Dell XPS 13
REVIEW

Dell XPS 13 ( Fall 2013)

Early versions of the Dell XPS 13 had promise, but lacked must-have features. Over time, the system slowly added a high-res display, then a touch screen, making the new 2014 version an ultrabook that hits nearly all the marks.

4 stars Editors' rating on February 7, 2014
1 star User rating out of 1 vote
Dell XPS 11
REVIEW

Dell XPS 11 ( Fall 2013)

Attempting to out-Yoga the Yoga, Dell's flip-screen XPS 11 has a great design, but isn't as practical as other hybrids for actually getting work done thanks to a frustrating keyboard.

3 stars Editors' rating on December 11, 2013
3.7 stars User rating out of 3 votes
Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 2 Pro
REVIEW

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.

4 stars Editors' rating on November 13, 2013
2.7 stars User rating out of 24 votes
Samsung Ativ Book 9 Plus
REVIEW

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.

4 stars Editors' rating on October 15, 2013
5 stars User rating out of 3 votes
Acer Aspire S7-392-6411
REVIEW

Acer Aspire S7-392-6411

The Acer Aspire S7, a Windows 8 launch favorite that holds up nicely, gets a needed update to the latest CPUs for better battery life.

4 stars Editors' rating on August 13, 2013
1 star User rating out of 3 votes
Lenovo ThinkPad T431s
REVIEW

Lenovo ThinkPad T431s

A buttoned-down T-series with some modern touches, the Lenovo ThinkPad T431s is a business laptop you won't mind traveling with unless you need the latest and greatest components.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on August 2, 2013
0 stars User rating out of 1 vote