Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display-     $2,194.00

macbookGood: Visually appealing Retina Display; Very fast performance and strong graphics; Faster Flash memory; Outstanding speakers and dual mics; Runs quiet; Very modern ergonomics

Bad: Expensive; Keyboard can warm up with excessive use; Limited configuration options for entry model

Overall: The MacBook Pro with Retina Display brings a gorgeous screen, super-fast performance and long battery life in a slim and portable design.


Toshiba Satellite P845-S4200-                         $450.00

toshibaGood: Beautiful textured design; Good performance for the price; Large space on the hard drive; Very loud and effective speakers

Bad: Keyboard is a bit too thin; Below-average hard drive speeds

Overall: The Toshiba Satellite P845-S4200 combines a handsome framework, loud speakers and concrete performance at a great price.


ASUS Zenbook Prime UX31A-                           $1,350.00

asusGood: Very bright and sharp 1080p screen; Blazing fast 3rd generation Core i7 processor; Sophisticated keyboard comfort with the built-in backlight; Clear audio from Bang & Olufsen speakers

Bad: Touchpad can be unreliable; Relatively slow SSD; Webcam has problems working in low light

Overall: The ASUS Zenbook Prime improves upon one of the best Ultrabooks by adding a 1080p Iscreen, backlit keyboard and speedy 3rd generation Core i7 processor.


Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga-                                       $999.00

lenovoGood: Flip design adds high level of adaptability; Sharp colourful display; Solid performance and HD graphics; Comfortable keyboard and touchpad; Better battery life than other Windows 8 machines

Bad: Power button hard to locate; Heavy and a bit uncomfortable to act as a tablet

Overall: As the first multi-mode Ultrabook, the Windows 8-powered Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga delivers new levels of resourcefulness.

A Bulgarian, Hamiltonian through and through, Petkov is a soon to be graduate from Mohawk College for journalism. He has worked as a video producer, hoping to expand to a news organization. Stefan has made Hamilton his home for News and his hobbies for the past few years and also works part-time at Mohawk College. He enjoys spending time writing, and video editing.

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