Dell XPS 13

Best Windows ultrabook, by the Wirecutter

“Ultrabooks are best for people who need a super-portable machine with good performance and a long-lasting battery to get work done, and who don’t mind paying a premium for it,” explains the Wirecutter. The website also notes they are not ideal for people who need “discrete graphics for gaming or highend work” or “a business-class workhorse with lots of ports and a removable battery”.

Here are the ultrabook models recommended by the Wirecutter.

Dell XPS 13

“Our pick”

HP Spectre x360

“Also great: Runner-up”

Dell XPS 13 Touch

“Also great: Upgrade pick”

Asus ZenBook UX305LA

“Also great: Budget pick”

Wirecutter is a collection of lists of the best gadgets. Founded by former Gizmodo’s editor Brian Lam, it is aimed at “people who don’t want to take a lot of time figuring out what to get”. Its choices are usually very reliable and take weeks or months of research and testing.

Source: The Wirecutter
Last checked on: 15 February 2016