Price: $1,200 - $1,400 

Apple set the bar for light and thin laptops with the MacBook Air and its most recent model remains the top ultrabook on the scene. Internal upgrades such as Core i5/i7 processors and a 720p FaceTime camera, along with Thunderbolt and USB 3 ports provide the power and speed necessary to compete with some of today’s premium Windows 8-operated machines. Add its slender G-factor of 2.96 pounds into the equation and nothing even compares.