Best Ultrabook

by sinclair89

Presenting the best ultrabook laptops on the market today. Read this before you spend the money on an ultrabook.

The best ultrabook is not necessarily the most expensive one. There are a number of things to consider when looking to buy an ultrabook. Size, versatility, performance, and price are all important. This article reviews the top five best ultrabook models available on the market today. See how the latest models measure up and make your own educated decision.

How to Gauge the Best Ultrabook

Rules of thumb...

While there is no hard and fast rule about what an ultrabook is and is not, there are a few guidelines to think about when conceptualizing the best ultrabook. First, Intel qualifies an ultrabook as weighing less than 1.4kg. Most important is the size. Size matters. In today's world gadgets that are small, swift, and easy to use win the day. This is no different for an ultrabook. How much an ultrabook weighs is important, as well as screen size, and thickness of the screen and keyboard. Other key indicators to look for are battery life (usually extended) and mobility. Can you take the computer to work all day without charging it? Is it easy to access the internet on the go and interact with various networks as needed? Lastly, How well all of these things mesh with performance will indicate the quality of an ultrabook. The best ultrabook really depends on what you - the user - wants out of it. Figure out what is most important for you, then select the best ultrabook from the list of top models below...

Apple MacBook Air

User friendly, reliable, functionality...
$1299.00  $1069.00

Just because it is not a PC, doesn't mean the MacBook Air shouldn't be considered in the same group. In fact, the MacBook Air is the inspiration for the term "ultrabook" being developed for PCs. It features award winning user interaction, seamless connectivity with other Apple devices, and the reliable performance we have come to expect from Apple products. 

Asus Zenbook

Sleek, thin, and mobile...
Only $1099.00

The Zen Ultrabook is arguably the best ulltrabook on the market today, giving the MacBook Air a run for its money. Featuring intuitive "apple like" sleek design, plenty of power (4GB ram, Intel Core i7 processor), ultraportability and a useful instant sleep/resume mode. This is everything you could want from an ultrabook, but it does cost more than other models (but less than the MacBook!). Consider this ultrabook if you want something similar to the MacBook, but with PC functionality. 

Samsung Series 5

Great price and best display quality...
Only $949.99

To save some money, you have to give up some performance. Battery life and resume/standby mode activation are both below average compared to the best ultrabook models, but a state of the art anti-glare screen and plenty of memory make up for it. If you are on a budget, this is the best ultrabook you can find for the price. 

HP Folio 13

Affordability, Mobility and battery life..
Only $949.99

The HP Folio was designed with the mobile worker in mind. The key selling point is an industry leading battery life of up to 9 hours. With an Intel Core i5 processor, the power capabilities are sufficient, but not industry leading. An added touch is a wonderfully intuitive keyboard that makes typing a breeze. If you are on the road or at work and in need of a mobile laptop on the go, this is your best ultrabook. It is not too expensive, either. 

Acer Aspire S3

Performance, Power, Tough...
Acer Aspire S3-951-6646 13.3-Inch Ultrabook
Only $849.99

The Acer Aspire A3 is the perfect combination of performance with power and price to meet most peoples expectations for an ultrabook. It features an incredibly small screen (13.3 inch), very light weight, yet extremely durable engineering. The screen back is firm and will not bend like some of the other ultrabooks and the hinges are designed for heavy wear. While a bit thicker in diameter, the added toughness is important when on the go and in a hurry. The price is great, representing solid value for the money. 

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Updated: 02/28/2012, sinclair89
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