3 lbs or less Laptops

Lenovo LaVie Z 360
REVIEW

Lenovo LaVie Z 360 ( 2.40GHz 1600MHz 4MB)

The Lenovo LaVie Z is an impressive engineering feat, but unless you need the touch screen and 360-degree hinge, stick with the less-expensive, lighter, non-touch model.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on June 3, 2015
Apple MacBook Air 2015
REVIEW

Apple MacBook Air 2015 ( 13-inch, 256GB)

While still a great all-around useful laptop, the 13-inch MacBook Air is stuck with a lower-res display and a design that's no longer cutting-edge.

4 stars Editors' rating on May 6, 2015
Apple MacBook Air 2015
REVIEW

Apple MacBook Air 2015 ( 13-inch, 128GB)

While still a great all-around useful laptop, the 13-inch MacBook Air is stuck with a lower-res display and a design that's no longer cutting-edge.

4 stars Editors' rating on May 6, 2015
4 stars User rating out of 3 votes
Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro
REVIEW

Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro

The Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro has a breakthrough design, but requires careful consideration of the trade-offs required, particularly battery life.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on November 4, 2014
2.5 stars User rating out of 5 votes
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

MSRP: $1,000.00

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
Acer Aspire V5-171-6616
REVIEW

Acer Aspire V5-171-6616

The Acer Aspire V5-171-6867 crams the horsepower of a full-fledged budget ultrabook into an 11-inch ultraportable, for several hundred dollars less than most equivalent products. It's a great budget laptop to consider, but sacrifices have been made to shrink down that much computer into a tiny package.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on August 23, 2012

MSRP: $599.99

Lenovo ThinkPad X230 2324
REVIEW

Lenovo ThinkPad X230 2324

There may not be a better full-fledged business ultraportable than the ThinkPad X230, but more efficient, less expensive, and thinner ultrabooks are the real future of this category.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on May 30, 2012

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Samsung Series 3 NP300U1A-A01US
REVIEW

Samsung Series 3 NP300U1A-A01US ( 11.6-inch, Intel Core i3)

Samsung's sharp designs translate well to this more affordable new line, although the Series 3 is still at the high end of the ultraportable price range.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on September 2, 2011

MSRP: $699.99

Lenovo ThinkPad X220 4291
REVIEW

Lenovo ThinkPad X220 4291

The Lenovo ThinkPad X220 packs in a new Intel Core i5 CPU and can run all day (depending on how you use it). With a 12.5-inch display, it's just a bit smaller than a 13-inch laptop, and it feels like an excellent compromise for frequent travelers.

4 stars Editors' rating on March 14, 2011

MSRP: $2,079.00