Dell XPS 15z Intel Core i5 or i7 processors Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Up to 750GB of hard disk storage Nvidia GraphicsDisplay: 15.6-inch HD display Battery life: Dell reports 8 hoursWeight: a hefty 5.54 poundsPrice: Starts at $999
Maybe some business professionals on the go can get away with carrying just an iPad, but a physical keyboard is still a must for many of us. And while the MacBook Air may be pretty, its high price tag and tiny hard drive may leave many users wanting a better value and more space. If you are looking for a laptop that won't break your budget and that will spare your back as you lug it around, take a look at these MacBook Air alternatives. Their powerful processors, ample hard drives and USB ports and plain old good looks just may make you forget all about owning an Air.
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