3 lbs or less 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 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, 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
Apple MacBook
REVIEW

Apple MacBook ( 2015)

If you can live with its limitations, the new 12-inch MacBook delivers a groundbreaking design that points the way to the next chapter in laptops.

4 stars Editors' rating on April 9, 2015
3 stars User rating out of 12 votes
HP Stream 11.6
REVIEW

HP Stream 11.6

The HP Stream 11 aims to be a cloud-focused laptop, much like a Chromebook, but with the added utility of Windows 8. It's a rock-bottom budget laptop, so don't get your hopes up, but the battery life is impressive.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on November 24, 2014
4.4 stars User rating out of 3 votes
Toshiba Chromebook 2
REVIEW

Toshiba Chromebook 2

If you're looking for an all-around solid Chrome OS experience -- with one of the best screens we've seen on a Chromebook -- the Toshiba Chromebook 2 should be your starting point.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on November 14, 2014
4.4 stars User rating out of 4 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
Samsung Chromebook 2
REVIEW

Samsung Chromebook 2 ( 11.6-inch, Intel Celeron)

Samsung keeps the nice-looking design of its previous 11.6-inch Chromebook 2 while making it a little more durable and puts live support help just a click away, making it a noteworthy update to the company's Chrome-computing lineup.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on October 31, 2014
Lenovo N20 Chromebook
REVIEW

Lenovo N20 Chromebook

Lenovo's N20p is a long-lasting touchscreen Chromebook with a design on the sharper side of budget, but its semi-hybrid hinge feels like a half measure.

4 stars Editors' rating on September 24, 2014
Apple MacBook Air
REVIEW

Apple MacBook Air ( 11-inch, 128GB)

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.

4 stars Editors' rating on June 27, 2014
4.2 stars User rating out of 3 votes