Some top rated computers by experts include the Lenovo Thinkpad X250, the Dell XPS 13 and the Asus EeeBook X205TA. The Lenovo Thinkpad X250 has a 16-hour battery life and full size VGA and Ethernet ports, as well as a comfortable keypad, track-button and Intel processor.
The Dell XPS 13 earns high marks in the ultra-book category for its screen resolution, comfortable keyboard, Intel i5 processor and 12-hour battery life. Reviewers particularly like the aluminum chassis construction and comfortable carbon-fiber wrist rest and the machine’s small footprint.
The Asus EeeBook X205TA delivers a Windows experience at a Chromebook price. Reviewers are impressed with the system's ability to handle Windows and 12-hour battery life at a sub-$200 price tag, as of August 2015.