Price: $1,300 

Innovative features, an awesome port selection, and great performance give the Aspire A5 the necessary swagger to compete on the ultrabook front. The Core i7 Ivy Bridge processor, combined with its fast SSDs, allow users to indulge in multimedia and productivity tasks without any stutter. Acer also introduces a few niche elements including a Thunderbolt port and its all-new MagicFlip button, which pops up the motorized port cover on the backside of the laptop. The latter actually serves great as a kickstand.