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.
A great two-in-one design with more screen for work but without a big increase in size and weight.
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.
With the Stream 14, HP once again shows that a Windows laptop for email and online apps can be attractive and inexpensive.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Unless you need the longest-lasting laptop out there, Microsoft's Surface Laptop 3 is a very easy laptop to love.
Tired of working on a small laptop screen, but need the weight of an ultraportable laptop? The LG Gram 17 is your answer.
If you want a cheap and more travel-friendly gaming laptop, the G3 15 is worth a look.
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.
The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon is a best-in-class ultraportable that combines premium design appeal with business-grade privacy and security features.
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.
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.