Some top rated netbooks in 2014 were the Lenovo ThinkPad X131e, Asus VivoBook S200E, HP Pavilion TouchSmart 11z, Asus 1015E and the Aspire One AO756. Following closely on the list were the Toshiba NB550D, Samsung NF310 and the Dell Alienware M11X R3.
The Lenovo ThinkPad X131e gained popularity for its sturdy body, long battery life, backlit keyboard and touchscreen enabled display. Close on its heels was the Aspire One AO756 with equivalent battery life and an additional 5 gigabytes of cloud storage above its 500 gigabytes of internal storage. The Dell Alienware M11X R3 with its powerful RAM and graphics unit was a top favorite for games and graphics-intense applications.