Price: $1,200 - $1,500 

The laptop that started the ultrabook craze is still the best of the bunch. Carrying the latest Ivy Bridge processor, a refined design, and the best keyboard/trackpad combo of any laptop on the market, the MacBook Air still stands as the cream of the ultrabook crop. The 2012 model enhances overall performance, primarily in the gaming department, while distributing faster benchmarks and increasing battery life. Apple's also offering a free upgrade for Mountain Lion (OS X 10.8) to those who pick up the latest Air model.