Ultrabooks were pretty expensive when they debuted in late 2011, but now prices have come down to earth. A new wave of Windows-powered portables deliver instant-on responsiveness, long battery life and slim and light designs for less than $800. What do you give up at this price? Not much. Bargain Ultrabooks sacrifice a solid state drive for a larger hard drive combined with a smaller SSD, which results in less overall speed but more room for your stuff. From Acer and Dell to HP and Toshiba, read on to find out which value-price Ultrabook is right for you.
An Ultabook that has got game, the Acer Aspire TimelineU M5-481TG-6814 combines a sleek anodized aluminum chassis with a Core i5 processor and Nvidia GeForce GT 640M graphics, giving you enough oomph to play some "Max Payne 3" between PowerPoints. Plus, this Ultrabook lasts 6.5 hours on a charge. Add in some pretty loud speakers and you have a winner.