In this edition of CNET Prizefight, we compare Apple's 13-inch MacBook Air with the suspiciously similar (but less expensive) Asus Zenbook UX31.
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.
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.
Among the highlights: free games for iOS, cheap games for PC, and free shipping for all.
Asus has shown off its Windows 8 lineup including the Vivo Tabs, new Zenbooks and the barmy dual-screen Taichi.
As we review laptops throughout 2012, we'll add their battery life stats here. If battery's the most important thing to you, this is the place to look.
Apple secures a patent for the wedge profile sported by the MacBook Air.
Apple's nabbed a patent that for the 'wedge' design of the MacBook Air -- a shape seen on rival ultrabooks.
Sony adds the Vaio T to its line of slim, upscale laptops.
Dell's Windows version of Apple's superthin MacBook Air finally materializes in CNET's hands.