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MacBook Air Versus PC Ultraportable Laptops

  • Fujitsu Q2010: Mighty Close


    It's been around a few years, but the Fujitsu Q2010 is about as slim as the MacBook Air and somewhat lighter. It has a smaller (12.1-inch) screen than the MacBook Air, which boasts a 13.3-inch screen.
  • Sony VGN-TZ150N/B: Major Features


    The VGN-TZ150N/B has a glossy piano-black keyboard, a sturdy carbon-fiber exterior, and a 1.2 Kg minimum weight.The 11.1-inch, LED-backlit, 1366-by-768-pixel screen is very bright, which makes it easy to read despite its small size. The individual keys are slightly raised above the surface of the keyboard for fairly easy touch typing. Another nice feature: two dedicated slots for using an SD Card and Memory Stick simultaneously.
  • Lenovo Thinkpad X61: The Current Champ


    The X61 has become one of the most popular ultraportables in the corporate world (and is the current reigning leader in the PC World rankings). It's not an accident. It's fast and has astonishing battery life.
  • MacBook Air: What's Missing, What's There


    There is no optical drive in the MacBook Air, but that isn't unusual for laptops in this class. It only has three ports (a headphone jack, one USB 2.0 port and one Mini-DVI port), and no Ethernet--and its battery is sealed into the case. But its keyboard is already being compared to the popular MacBook and its large (for this class) 13.3-inch monitor boasts 1280 X 800 resolution. For more details click here
  • Fujitsu Q2010: Major Features


    The Q2010 has integrated Wi-Fi 802.11abg, as well as Bluetooth v. 2.0, and enough ports and slots to keep you running the basics and then some (integrated SD Card slot on the left hand side, plus headphones and microphone jacks and a convenient volume wheel). And did we mention that it is extremely light (1 Kg)? It comes in 40GB or 80GB configurations. But you better hurry if you want one. They're getting quite hard to find.
  • Sony VGN-TZ150N/B: Beauty Contest


    This is the ultraportable Apple seems to be most interested in challenging, and in truth, it is probably the nicest looking PC laptop on the market. But looks can be deceiving: our Test Center found it to be quite slow. But it is a beauty.
  • MacBook Air: Sleek & Light


    The MacBook Air is lightweight and well-balanced--and one of our editors, Senior Product Editor Melissa Perenson had no difficulties lifting this 1.3 Kg notebook up one-handed. Unlike most notebook computers, the MacBook Air has a clean, tapered, uniform look when closed. For more details click here
  • The Ultraportable Challengers


    The MacBook Air is Apple's first foray into a crowded ultraportable market that has seen its share of very light, very capable products from companies including Sony, Lenovo, and Fujitsu, among others. Here's a fast look at how they stack up.
  • Lenovo Thinkpad X61: Major Features


    While heftier than either the Fujitsu or the MacBook Air at 1.6 Kg, this performance champion has a tip-top keyboard, a 12.1-inch screen, is reasonably priced, and uses Intel's Santa Rosa processor.
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