This laptop-tablet hybrid would be a lot more tempting if it ran Windows 8.
Lenovo's made a solid-performing gaming laptop in a smaller, lighter, cheaper package.
This slim tablet has slim accessories to match. Its full Windows OS is nice, but it is a tablet, so don't expect PC-level performance.
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The brushed-aluminum look screams Ultrabook, and the bigger display is a nice bonus. But the weight, performance, and battery life make it better suited for living-room laptop duty.
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This Chromebook is perfect for someone who wants a lightweight, portable tablet-like machine that has a keyboard.
Digital Storm's x17 is a good gaming machine, that's lighter than most desktop replacements, but it delivers less performance as well as fewer ounces. If you can plump your budget by $200, you can grab something like an Alienware M17x R4, which is more powerful, but costs $1974.