In Pictures: The best new Ultrabooks

A wave of Ultrabooks -- light, thin laptops that have more capabilities and fewer compromises than ever -- is hitting the market. Here's a look at some of the current crop

Acer Aspire S5

If you’re looking for an Ultrabook with the super-slim good looks of a MacBook Air, enough computing oomph to handle multimedia and general business tasks, plus a good-enough battery life, take a long hard look at the Acer Aspire S5. Though a little pricey at $1399, it’s not spectacularly so. And the S5 achieved a stratospheric score of 195 on our WorldBench 7 test suite. It also has dual-band Wi-Fi and did well in our gaming tests. This sleek model poses one of the most credible threats to the MacBook Air we’ve seen to date.

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