Higher-end design and fast AMD performance for less than $1,000.
The Acer Aspire 5 is a 15.6-inch thin-and-light that definitely delivers more for your money.
With the Stream 14, HP once again shows that a Windows laptop for email and online apps can be attractive and inexpensive.
For those in need of an inexpensive thin-and-light laptop for home or school (but not necessarily the thinnest or lightest), the Dell Inspiron 14 5000 series is worth putting on your list despite its imperfections.
The 14-inch Lenovo Yoga C940 gives you more screen space than its 13-inch competition while boosting performance over its predecessor making it an easy choice in its category.
Lenovo's Flex 5 Chromebook is one of the best two-in-one Chromebooks you'll find with a premium look and feel but a sub-$500 price.
A great two-in-one design with more screen for work but without a big increase in size and weight.
The 14-inch Acer Swift 3 is an inexpensive ultraportable with more processor performance than you'd normally find at its price.
Whether you're into the novelty of having a secondary touchscreen or not, Asus has put together a good, affordable lightweight 15.6-inch laptop with the VivoBook S15.
The Lenovo Yoga C740 is a slim, all-metal 3-pound laptop with long battery life that's a fine fit for office or school work.
Tired of working on a small laptop screen, but need the weight of an ultraportable laptop? The LG Gram 17 is your answer.
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.
Unless you need the longest-lasting laptop out there, Microsoft's Surface Laptop 3 is a very easy laptop to love.
The HP Stream laptop deftly balances fashion and function at a rock-bottom price.
It's nearly impossible to find anything to dislike about this 13-inch slim powerhouse, at least in the pricey high-end configuration tested here.
A solid, sleek and well-performing laptop, the HP Envy 17 still doesn't manage to stand out from the crowd in any significant way.
If you want a cheap and more travel-friendly gaming laptop, the G3 15 is worth a look.
HP's Pavilion Gaming 15 is a well-balanced laptop for both gaming and office or school work, without the high price or flashy looks.