Style, power and value: the Asus ZenBook UX305 has it all. This 13.3-inch Ultrabook features an Intel Core M CPU, 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD and crams it into a sleek aluminum chassis for just $699. You'll also get a bright matte screen that's immune to reflection, and battery life that lasts more than 9.5 hours. Asus even manages to pack three USB 3.0 ports into the UX305.
The $199 Asus Chromebook C202 puts Chrome OS in a nearly indestructible package that can survive drops from 3.9 feet. Its 1.6-GHz Intel Celeron N3060 processor and up to 4GB of RAM (priced at $229) provide decent performance for the price. With 8 hours and 23 minutes of battery life, you can spend plenty of time away from a wall charger. The C202 also has the best Chromebook keyboard we've ever used, with deep travel and snappy feedback.
Asus' VivoBook E403SA packs a 1080p display, 4GB of RAM, a USB Type-C port and over 9 hours of battery life into a lightweight, $399 package. Add in solid Pentium-class performance, a stylish brushed-aluminum-finish lid and a solid keyboard, and this laptop's a steal.
The Transformer Book T300 Chi is a solid 2-in-1 for the price. This $699 convertible seduces with its dark-blue aluminum body, and opens to reveal a bright 12.5-inch touch screen and a detachable Bluetooth keyboard. The two halves are connected by magnets with a stronger grip than other hybrids, and its Core M-powered processor performs well. Just make sure you opt for the full HD screen instead of the quad HD model. It's not only cheaper but lasts longer on a charge.
Asus' 15-inch powerhouse offers plenty of performance for editing 4K videos, processing RAW images or doing computer animation. With an Intel Core i7 CPU, Nvidia GTX 960M graphics and a gorgeous 3840 x 2160 touch screen, the ZenBook Pro UX501VW offers similar performance to a MacBook Pro that costs $1,000 more. Throw in 8 hours of endurance and you're ready to take your creative work on the road.
For budget-minded shoppers, Asus once again delivers with its 11.6-inch Transformer Book Flip TP200SA 2-in-1. Priced at just $349, you get a bright screen, a rotating display and an impressive 11 hours of battery life. Performance could be a little better, but for the price it's not bad. And while small, the 64GB of onboard storage can be supplemented by a microSD card. When it comes to budget 2-in-1s, the TP200SA is one of the systems at the top of the list, so if you're looking for a new, low-priced hybrid, give this one an extra minute of your time.
The Asus ROG Strix GL502VT is a midsize behemoth. This gaming laptop delivers high-end Nvidia GeForce GTX 970M graphics performance inside a svelte, eye-catching design. You also get a vibrant 1080p display, blistering-fast transfer speeds, and battery life that puts most other gaming rigs to shame.Nvidia Maxwell graphics and searing-fast SSDs power this sexy gaming laptop. The Asus G751JY features an eye-catching design with a comfortable, gamer-friendly keyboard. But the bleeding-edge graphics paired with Nvidia's G-Sync technology makes for some buttery-smooth frame rates. Top it off with scorching boot and transfer times and you've got a definite candidate for any serious fragger.