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.
A stylish and super-thin 2-in-1, the ZenBook Flip UX360CA is made with a thick layer of aluminum, but is just 0.54 inches thick while weighing only 2.9 pounds. Asus's hybrid offers a vibrant full HD touchscreen that covers 100 percent of the sRGB color gamut and up to 10 hours of battery life. The UX360CA's thin chassis still finds room for two USB 3.0 ports, a USB Type-C connector and micro HDMI out.