Acer Aspire S7


Last year’s superb Acer Aspire S7 Ultrabook is even better this year. The 13.3-inch aluminum Ultrabook now sports a new fourth-generation Intel Core processor, 8GB of RAM standard (up from 4GB) and a 34 percent larger battery. It’s still got the full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution touchscreen, 128GB of SSD, twin USB 3.0 ports and Windows 8 starting at $1,399, but Acer will also sell a 2560 x 1440 resolution model. Pricing for the high-resolution model hasn’t been announced yet. If the MacBook Air isn’t your cup of tea, the Acer Aspire S7 is likely the best thin-and-light machine that best melds style and function.

Price: $1,399
Source: Acer