Summary: The ASUS U45Jc-A1 ($899) is one of the better thin-and-light notebooks we've tested this year, thanks to its long endurance, strong performance, and slick design. However, the less-than-stellar build quality prevents us from giving this laptop a higher rating or an Editor's Choice award. Although it's not as powerful and doesn't last as long on a charge, the 14-inch ASUS UL80Jt-A1 ($849) offers a sturdier chassis.
Pros: Attractive design, Comfortable keyboard and touchpad, Strong performance and fast hard drive, Long battery life, Generous two-year warranty including accidental damage coverage
Cons: Back of lid flexes, Graphics not as powerful as competing models, Mediocre Wi-Fi range