Top 10 ultraportable laptops

Ideal for the mobile professional, these notebooks stand out for their low weight and small footprint

Ultraportable laptops weigh between three and four pounds and typically sport a 12-inch or 13-inch screen. After that, all bets are off. The ten ultraportables reviewed here -- ranging in price from less than $700 to more than $4,000 -- present a dizzying array of options. You'll find key differences in CPU and graphics power, sound and keyboard quality, DVD and Blu-ray options, built-in ports and interfaces, and battery life, which can vary from four hours to nearly nine. Our top-rated systems are the no-compromises Sony and the flexible Lenovo ThinkPad. The Samsung and HP EliteBook also have plenty of game.

Acer Timeline 3810T

Apple MacBook Air

Fujitsu LifeBook T2020

HP EliteBook 2530p

Lenovo IdeaPad U350

Lenovo ThinkPad X200

Samsung X360-34P

Sony VGN-Z598U/B

Toshiba Portege A605-P210

Toshiba Portege R600-ST520W

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