Sleeper HitsUltrabook, shmultrabook: if you were looking for a MacBook alternative in 2011, the Toshiba Portege R835 was our favorite go-to choice. It's has a 13-inch screen, a fast Core i5 CPU, every port you could imagine, and it only weighs 3.2 pounds. And it even manages to squeeze in a DVD drive, just for old time's sake. Best of all, the Portege remains widely available at online and brick-and-mortar retailers for as little as $700. It's not surprising that this dark horse was one of the most popular laptops on CNET all year.