The ultrabook wave proves that size doesn't matter. These laptops are compact but have hardware to prove their worth.
The 13.3 inch lappie has a "full flat" aluminum/magnesium chassis, and gives you the option to have hybrid storage of hard disk drive and SDD. With more ports than its counterparts, Sony has yet another bestseller.
Tech Specs: Intel Core i5-3317U processor (1.76 GHz), 320 GB and 32 GB flash storage hybrid drive.
Envy may be one of the seven deadly sins, and the name itself may give ample warning, but we guarantee that those cues will be promptly ignored. This ultrabook's metal exterior is a real attention-grabber, but its other features - Intel i5 to i7, backlit keyboard, Beast audio- made us wish we're taking this baby home at the end of a long day at the office.
Tech Specs: Intel Core i5 to i7 processor (3317U or 3667U), 4GB DDR3 RAM, 128 GB to 256 GB SDD, HP ImagePad. Price: US$ 999.99
3. ASUS Zenbook Prime UX31A
Taiwanese brand's latest entry in the ultrabook wars does not disappoints. Ivy Bridge-toting lightweight machine effortlessly takes you from work to play. 13.3" HD display will keep you and audience concentrated on your presentations and media, and the sound quality's taken care of Bang and Olusfen, renowned name in the audio industry.
Tech Specs : Intel Core i7 Processor, intel HD graphics 4000, 4GB DDR3 RAM, 256 GB SDD, Bluetooth 4.0 support. Price: $1,099.00
It may not be an Ivy Bridge- equipped ultrabook, but still this device scores highly on other aspects. For starters, this 13 inch can give you a projected seven-hour battery life, crucial especially when your day's jam-packed with meetings and fieldwork. It's also been given a "breathable" keyboard, a fast startup time and Intel's Anti-Theft technology.
Tech Specs: Second generation Intel Core i5 Processor, hybrid drive system (HDD+SDD), Intel HD 3000 graphics.
Price US$ 799.00
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