Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon
The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 is targeted towards the business crowd with its durable carbon weave design, long battery life, and smooth, responsive keyboard. Not to mention its 3-pound G-factor. A 1.8-GHz Intel Core i5-3427U CPU and integrated graphics push fast productivity and multitasking. And nothing compares to the manufacturer’s patented and iconic ThinkPad design. That should make other ultrabook designers cry humbug this holiday season.
Toshiba Portege Z935-P300
While thinner than the MacBook Air, the Portege packs in a powerful 3rd-gen Intel processor, good battery life, and a number ports (USB, VGA, HDMI and Ethernet)–making it one of the lightest 13-inch ultrabooks outside of Japan. Add the reasonable price tag and you have a machine that fits the mold. And it comes chromed out, which is a nice touch. Just be sure to keep some wipes close by to detract fingerprints.