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What would be the best "ultrabook" for my friend?

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My friend is considering in getting a Macbook Air though is interested in other options. She is a CS student with no particular emphasis though she might go into games. She is looking for a "reliable" laptop with a reasonable amount of storage. Also lower prices would be better.
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The one I would not mind getting my hands on is the Asus with i5, 4gb RAM, 128SSD. It is sleek, and the way its made looks like a razor blade. Everything comes to a point in the front. It has ample USB and and HDMI out. Also has a very nice LED screen. I am not sure about ordering it, but I know it is available at Best Buy for $899 so I am sure it can be had for cheaper maybe online.

I will try to get the exact model number for you soon, but if I had to choose one she'd be it.
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IMO the Macbook Air is the best ultrabook out there by a fair margin as far as design and build quality go. For a CS student, having at least one computer with MacOS is a plus as well, because you can mess around with iOS development.

The Asus Zenbook would be a comparable option on the PC side.
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2x 500GB F3s RAID0, 1x 7200.11 1.5TB, 1x 500GB Win7 64-bit 27'' Dell 2707WTP + 2x HP LP2465 IBM Model M mini 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
OCZ ProXStream 1000w CM Storm Scout DeathAdder 3.5g Artisan Shiden-Kai mid 
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Xonar D2X Beyerdynamic DT880 '03 
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