Ultrathin Windows Laptop: Asus Zenbook Prime UX31A and UX32VD ($1,100 and $1,300)
For students seeking a premium ultrathin Windows laptop, the latest Zenbook Prime Ultrabooks are an excellent bet.
The 13.3-inch UX31A and UX32VD are extremely thin and light, packed with the latest Intel processors and graphics card options, solidly and attractively built, and competitively priced against other Ultrabooks and the MacBook Air.
And since their 1080p IPS displays are gorgeous, students will have a much better experience pulling all-nighters staring at their laptop screens.
The UX31A starts at $1,100; for students who need more horsepower, the UX32VD, with an Intel Core i7 processor, a full HD display, and Nvidia GeForce GT 630M graphics, is listed at $1,300.