CNET editors choose and review the best thin and light laptops, notebooks, and ultrabooks.
If you own a MacBook Air from the past couple of years there's really no need to upgrade, but a small spec bump and minor price cut make the most-current Air even more attractive.
The new 13-inch Apple MacBook Air is as thin and stunningly designed as ever, but it's now packing the latest Intel Haswell processor, giving a significant boost to battery life. Overall performance hasn't really improved though and the retina display is still absent.
Apple’s new 11-inch Air goes a conservative route in 2013, emphasizing longer battery life and more affordable pricing over any big design changes. The battery boost alone might be worth it.
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The software giant's latest video spot tries to spread some good cheer about its Surface Pro 3 tablet.
In this "epic dance-off" between the Windows-based Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro and Apple's MacBook Air, which device proves superior? It's a Microsoft ad, so the outcome isn't hard to guess.
ColorWare, a company that custom-colorizes computers, goes back in time by outfitting a MacBook Air with a retro look to evoke '80s Apple.
Microsoft says its Surface Pro 3 is a better option for people who want a laptop replacement and the freedom to go mobile.
Microsoft made a direct comparison between the Surface Pro 3 and the MacBook Air 13", so we're throwing them into the Prizefight Ring to settle the score once and for all. Let's get it on!
These eight Windows 8.1 laptops have superslim designs that can go touchpad-to-touchpad with the 13-inch Air. Oh, and they're pretty good for gettin' stuff done on the go, too.
The 13-inch MacBook Air gets a minor CPU upgrade and $100 price cut, keeping it near the top of our recommended laptop list.