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Asus Zenbook UX31E vs. Apple MacBook Air 13-inch

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Asus Zenbook UX31E vs. Apple MacBook Air 13-inch

It's a Prizefight punchout between the two best-looking laptops on the planet, which look a lot like each other. Will the feature-packed Asus Zenbook have what it takes to take out the MacBook Air, the reigning champ? Let's get it on!

By November 8, 2011

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Prizefight: Asus UX31 vs. Apple MacBook Air

In this edition of CNET Prizefight, we compare Apple's 13-inch MacBook Air with the suspiciously similar (but less expensive) Asus Zenbook UX31.

By November 8, 2011

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Apple MacBook Air (13-inch, April 2014)

If you own a MacBook Air from the past couple of years there's really no need to upgrade, but a small spec bump and minor price cut make the most-current Air even more attractive.

By June 27, 2014

4 stars Editors' rating June 27, 2014
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Asus Zenbook UX31E-DH53

The Asus Zenbook UX31E is an excellent-looking Windows Ultrabook laptop that matches the MacBook Air step for step with an even better price. Fans of great audio, high-resolution screens and lots of ports will be happy; keyboard/touch pad aficionados will be disappointed.

By October 24, 2011

4 stars Editors' rating October 24, 2011

MSRP: $1,349.00

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Apple MacBook Air (13-inch

This year's MacBook Air opts for gradual improvements rather than anything revolutionary, but lowered prices continue to make it the go-to mainstream recommendation for any MacBook owner-to-be.

By June 18, 2012

4 stars Editors' rating June 18, 2012

MSRP: $1,199.00

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Apple MacBook Air (13-inch, June 2013)

Apple keeps the latest MacBook Air updates on the inside, but greatly improved battery life and a lower starting price make up for a lack of flashy design changes.

By June 14, 2013

4 stars Editors' rating June 14, 2013
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Asus Zenbook UX31E-DH52

Asus made an ultrabook that's just about as thin and stylish as a MacBook Air, but manages to be less expensive. Could that make it the perfect Apple-alternative Windows laptop? The Zenbook gets awfully close.

By October 24, 2011

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Apple MacBook Air 13-inch Summer 2011

The latest version of the 13-inch MacBook Air vastly outperforms its predecessor, and can finally be called suitable for mainstream use, instead of relegated as a niche product.

By July 22, 2011

4 stars Editors' rating July 22, 2011

MSRP: $1,599.00

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Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display (13-inch)

While the Retina MacBook Pro is easily the most desirable 13-inch Mac laptop to date, the high price and lack of discrete graphics make it a tough call versus either the more powerful 15-inch Retina Pro or the more affordable 13-inch Air.

By October 24, 2012

4 stars Editors' rating October 24, 2012
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Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display (13-inch, 2013)

There are other high-res laptops out there, but this year’s more powerful and affordable 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro is one of the best of the bunch, and makes a compelling case for upgrading from the 13-inch Air.

By October 29, 2013

4 stars Editors' rating October 29, 2013