The Best Laptops of 2011
Best Ultraportable: Apple MacBook Air 13-inch
Just like last year, this ultraportable is wonderfully thin (0.11 to 0.68 inches) and light (3 pounds), and it boots in just 17 seconds. But the new Air ups the ante with a backlit keyboard and a faster 1.7-GHz Intel Core i5 processor. The new Thunderbolt port allows you to connect the laptop to a growing number of super high-speed peripherals, great for backups. The 13-inch Air continues to boast a bright and high-res 1440 x 900-pixel display with wide viewing angles and a spacious 4.1 x 3-inch glass touchpad that helps you get the most out Mac OS X Lion’s new multitouch gestures. Just as nice is the 6.5 hours of battery life. Perfect.
Lowest Price: $1,299.00