With good levels of processing power, a high-contrast Full HD IPS screen with accurate colours, and a sleek ultra-slim aluminium casing, the UX31A is a top choice ... so long as you're not too into gaming.
Best of the rest
Excellent But Pricey
Apple 13" MacBook Pro with Retina Display (2012)
After the stellar 15" version, this year's 13" MacBook Pro with Retina Display won us over with its impeccable finishing, quality screen, silent fan, battery life and processing power. All Apple has to do to reach perfection is add Ethernet and lower the price... Hey, you can always dream, right?
Dell Inspiron 14z (2012)
Seeing as audio quality could be better and the screen isn't great, the Dell Inspiron 14Z only gets a three star score in our review. However, this 14" ultrabook works quietly, has a built-in DVD drive and a set of standard connections. What's more, it sells at a reasonable price..
Acer Iconia W510
The Iconia W510's astonishing 18-hour battery life (with the keyboard plugged in) makes this convertible netbook/tablet a top choice for users on the move. The W510 will get you where you're going and offers a fluid experience, as long as you stick with basic office computing and web browsing.