The design is revolutionary, but Apple's MacBook Air will appeal to a smaller, more specialized audience than the standard MacBook, thanks to a stripped-down set of connections and features.
Best Buy listened to its customers and then teamed up with HP to create the Pavilion dv3510nr, one of the big box store's first Blue Label laptops. This sleek-yet-loaded 13-inch laptop deserves a blue ribbon, too, for its all-around excellence and value.
Samsung joins the Chromebook makeover party with two new models -- an 11.6-incher that will retail for $319 and a 13.3-inch model that will hit for $399.
Small-screen gaming laptops are rare because they require serious engineering sleight of hand. The EON13-S walks the line between power and portability, but it would be so much cooler with a custom body.
The HP Spectre 13 is an excellent all-around ultrabook, with a great keyboard, display, and battery life. The unique Control Zone touch pad is interesting, but I wish it were a little more useful and intuitive.
Lenovo's stylish U300s Ultrabook is one of the best-looking Windows laptops we've seen and matches Apple's MacBook Air nearly spec for spec. The entry-level version is $100 less than Apple's, but that discount vanishes on the higher-end model.
This one-time favorite is still an excellent go-to 13-inch laptop, if you don't need something quite as slim as an ultrabook, and you can get it for the right price.
The 13.3-inch Fujitsu LifeBook T900 has an excellent touchscreen and is a fast performer, but its poor battery life and chunky design let it down.
This high-design Chrome OS system can cost as much as a premium laptop, and takes aim at small businesses and big IT departments.
If you're looking for a full-featured Windows laptop with major bang for the buck, the HP Spectre x360 is it.
The $1,649 Samsung Series 9 NP900X3A certainly won't be for every wallet, but this light, well-featured, and striking 13-incher is the closest the Windows world will ever come to a MacBook Air. However, its higher-than-the-Air price will be hard to stomach.
The 15-inch Sony Vaio S does gaming, Blu-ray, and a lot more, all while keeping the design thin and light.
For those who want an excellent ultraportable laptop with more than just the latest Intel processors, the Sony Vaio Pro 13 Touch is it.
Samsung’s latest budget spin on a Windows touch-screen, AMD-powered, ultrabook-esque laptop has some flair, but the corners it cuts aren't worth the money saved.
The Toshiba Portege R705 is as close to a perfect balance of design, price, and performance as you'll find in a Windows laptop.
Toshiba's Portege R series has always impressed, and the new 13-inch Portege R705 is close to a perfect balance of design, price, and performance.
The M1330 is a great improvement on the XPS M1210. It looks nicer, uses more modern components and should make you the envy of your laptop-owning friends
Stuck between a budget model and a high-end, feature-filled model, this middle Asus Zenbook is a slim, slick ultrabook, but also a tough sell.