The 13.3-inch Toshiba Portege R835 is like a PC version of the Apple MacBook: Sleek, smartly designed, powerful, and efficient. Our favorite configuration is packed with an Intel Core i5 processor, 4GB RAM, and Intel HD 3000 graphics, so it’s absolutely capable of handling any task that regular users will run across, including movie streaming, media editing, and most gaming. All that power is packed within a thin-and-light magnesium-alloy chassis (of a notably higher quality than the Acer TimelineX above), so it’s easy to bring anywhere, especially with an ample 7-hour battery life. It’s one of the best-rated models over at CNet as well as Amazon, and Best Buy promotes it frequently. The Toshiba R835 is a winner.