5. Dell XPS 14

This is surely among the beefiest of ultrabooks that are available in the market. Weighing around 4.8 pounds, this thick-sided Dell machine can last up to 8 hours and 15 minutes based on its 64-watt battery. This makes it a tad better than Apple’s MacBook Air in this regard.

XPS 14, Dell XPS 14

XPS 14, Dell XPS 14

 

Availability:

Dell’s site has the best option. (Link)

Price:

$1299

4. Apple MacBook Air

Apple MacBook Air series is getting better and better with the introduction of every new version. Not only does it provides you with a battery life of 8 hours and 10 minutes, but it also boasts of having an integrated graphics cards, USB 3.0 ports, fast processor, and costs around $100 less than its predecessor. So if you are looking for a performance-minded, compact notebook with a good battery life, then this is the best option available for you.

MacBook Air, Apple MacBook Air

MacBook Air, Apple MacBook Air

Availability:

Check Apple’s awesome prices. (Link)

Price:

$1199 – $1499

3. Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display

The latest MacBook Pro consists of some great hardware improvements; among them, probably the most prevalent, is the 2880 x 1800 Retina Display. A strong battery is required for powering this kind of device, so it has a 95-watt battery that can provide roughly 8 hours of backup for its spectacular 15-inch display.

Retina MacBook Pro, Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display

Retina MacBook Pro, Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display

Availability:

Apple explains everything perfectly on their site. (Link)

Price:

$2199 – $2799

2. Toshiba Portege R835

Toshiba Portege R835 is all about power and performance. This ultraportable notebook is available for just $799 and offers a 640GB hard drive along with 4GB of RAM. The processor used in this laptop is a core i5, and the battery life is more than 7 hours and 35 minutes.

Portege R835, Toshiba Portege R835

Portege R835, Toshiba Portege R835

Availability:

Toshiba offers great deals on it’s site. (Link)

Price:

$799

1. Acer Aspire TimelineU M5-581TG-6666

This is a thin and long-lasting notebook brought to you by Acer. Aspire TimelineU is a 15.6 inch laptop consists of a Nvidia GT 640M LE graphic card, 500GB hard drive and 6GB of RAM. The graphic card provides brilliant display effects and the battery life of roughly seven and a half hours ensure that you carry on work uninterrupted.

Aspire TimelineU, Acer Aspire TimelineU M5-581TG-6666, Acer Aspire TimelineU

Aspire TimelineU, Acer Aspire TimelineU M5-581TG-6666, Acer Aspire TimelineU

Availability:

Acer has it all in stock. (Link)

Price:

$829