Best MacBook Air Alternatives
Lenovo ThinkPad X1
Starting at $1,399, the ThinkPad X1 offers familiar Lenovo durability and design while evolving the line's signature look and feel as well. To thank for that is a 13.3-inch chassis covered in protective soft-touch rubber, a best-ever keyboard layout, and a luminary 350-nit Gorilla Glass display that is as tough as it is bright. Though the base model's included 2.5-GHz Core i5 CPU, 4GB of RAM, and Intel HD 3000 graphics outperformed the 13-inch MacBook Air, the $150 nine-cell battery adds the battery life needed to make this ultraportable a must-have.