Light Laptop Reviews, Ratings, and Pricing

Shopping for the best light laptop? Computer Shopper’s expert reviews of light laptops will help you find the best ultraportable laptop, best thin-and-light laptop, or best ultrabook for your needs. Our reviews and laptop ratings walk you through the components to look for when shopping. Computer Shopper’s light laptop buying guides give you side-by-side comparisons of the best highly portable laptops. Also, check below for our lab-tested reviews of our current 10 top light laptops.

  • Fabulously Familiar

    What's new with Apple's 11-inch MacBook Air? A 100MHz faster processor and a $100 lower price, but otherwise it's the same old Editors' Choice.

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    Still the top traveling companion? Apple's 2014 MacBook Air 11 tested
  • Acer Pulls a Switch

    More flexible than Yoga? Acer takes on Lenovo, Asus, and others by adding a compact, low-cost Windows detachable to its Aspire lineup.

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    First look: Acer's multi-mode, $379 Aspire Switch 10 detachable
  • Thinnest of the Thin

    After helping to popularize 2-in-1 detachables with the thrifty Transformer Book T100, Asus goes to the other extreme with an incredibly slim luxury hybrid.

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    Most desirable detachable: First look at Asus' Transformer Book Chi T300
  • A Hybrid Business Model

    Who says convertibles are just for consumers? Check out HP's enterprise detachable, the 12.5-inch Pro x2 612.

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    Stock split: HP debuts a business detachable with the Pro x2 612

Our Top Light Laptops Reviewed, Tested, and Ranked


Apple MacBook Air (11-inch, 2014) Read Our Review

Our Verdict: The latest 11-inch MacBook Air retains everything we loved about the 2013 model—long battery life, a comfortable keyboard, and a responsive touch pad—and adds a faster processor for $100 less.

Rated 4.5 / 5 Stars Editors' Choice

Lenovo Yoga 2 13 Read Our Review

Our Verdict: Lenovo's Yoga 2 13 does everything you would expect of a slim, lightweight ultrabook—plus convert to a tablet and two modes in between. And the competitive price means you're getting the convertible abilities essentially gratis.

Rated 4.5 / 5 Stars Editors' Choice

Lenovo ThinkPad X240 Read Our Review

Our Verdict: The latest-generation ThinkPad X240 delivers the features and durability you'd expect, along with astonishing battery life. A few design choices won't be to everyone's liking, but on balance this is one of the best business ultrabooks you can buy.

Rated 4.5 / 5 Stars Editors' Choice Business-Ready

Lenovo ThinkPad T440s Read Our Review

Our Verdict: Thanks to its lightweight and durable design, world-class keyboard, responsive touch pad, crisp full HD touch screen, and solid Core i5 performance—not to mention its impressive battery life—the Lenovo ThinkPad T440s is one of the best business notebooks you can buy.

Rated 4.5 / 5 Stars Editors' Choice Business-Ready

Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus Read Our Review

Our Verdict: Thanks to its sleek aluminum exterior, 3,200x1,800 touch screen, outstanding audio, excellent keyboard and reliable touch pad—not to mention its nine-hour battery life—Samsung's ATIV Book 9 Plus is a near-perfect ultrabook.

Rated 4.5 / 5 Stars Editors' Choice

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