Ultrabook Decathlon: Which Model Should You Buy?
Ultrabooks are the lean and mean super-athletes of the notebook world. According to Intel’s definition, these MacBook Air alternatives must be less than an inch thick, boot in less than 60 seconds and resume from sleep in less than five seconds. But there’s still room for each company to add its own imprimatur, from the design and keyboard to the display and audio capabilities. So, in the spirit of the upcoming Olympic Games, we subjected six of our favorite Ultrabooks to a 10-round competition to see which one has the makings of a gold-medal winner.
|ASUS ZenBook UX31||Dell XPS 13||HP Folio 13||Lenovo IdeaPad U300s||Samsung
|Dell XPS 13 Review||HP Folio
|Lenovo IdeaPad U300s Review||Samsung Series 5 Review||Toshiba Portege Z835 Review|
How We Scored
For each round, we awarded 3 points for a first-place finish, 2 points for second place and 1 point for third.
- Design and Ports
- Keyboard and Touchpad
- Display and Audio
- Battery Life & Performance
- Software, Warranty, & Value