Portable Laptop Action

If you are looking for a portable laptop for the summer, the SSDReview has posted up two parts of the new 2012 Macbook Air refresh that was released a few weeks back.  In the end, this Ivy Bridge machine is pretty solid.  If you want to steer clear of Apple products, check out the FutureLooks review of the Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook.  This little machine is about the same size as a MBA, but it's not as sleek for sure.

As mentioned above, you get a silver anodized aluminum body in a remarkably thin frame. The underside is an almost rubbery carbon fiber, once again adding to the “premium” feel. Like other Ultrabooks, the XPS 13 does away with the typical optical drive in an effort to keep the weight low and the profile slim. You’ll also notice that the 47 WHr 6-cell battery is integrated into the notebook itself, adding to the svelte appearance.