Price: $1,250 - $1,600 

Lenovo celebrates its 20th anniversary with the release of the X1 Carbon ultrabook. Carrying the rugged build of the ThinkPad series, this portable beast sports the durability of previous models with a lighter weight, while delivering powerful benchmarks that’ll have users crunching through spreadsheets. The keyboard’s been upgraded to provide an even more comfortable typing experience, and the 1.8-GHz Intel Core i5-3427U processor ensures a boost in productivity. A 14-inch hi-res display with great viewing angles, improved webcam, and longer battery life round out the X1’s standout attributes.