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Working for my dads company for the past month or two now and his friend is looking for a very secure & Powerful/Sleek/Sexy Business Laptop/Ultrabook.

It has to look very good, like sleek. No larger than 14" and it has to be powerful. He is what I'd like to say "rich" so money really Isn't a factor. If you have any more questions let me know.
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Tough call - he could definitely get a 13 or 14" Ultrabook, it'll be pretty fast but not "powerful" compared to standard-voltage i5's. Or, he could get something like the Samsung Chronos 14". HP Envy 14 is another option, although personally I find them ugly compared to the Samsung Chronos 14".

Chronos 14" http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Series-NP700Z3A-S06US-14-Inch-Laptop/dp/B006KYY0PQ/ref=sr_1_4?s=pc&srs=2530342011&ie=UTF8&qid=1336189519&sr=1-4

Envy 14 Spectre (Ultrabook) http://www.shopping.hp.com/webapp/shopping/computer_can_series.do?storeName=computer_store&category=notebooks&a1=Category&v1=ENVY&series_name=ENVY14S_series&jumpid=in_R329_prodexp/hhoslp/psg/notebooks/ENVY/ENVY14S_series

Sony Vaio Z is always relevant. It's like $2,000, but easily the most tricked out 13" ultraportable, with a 1080p screen, carbon fiber/magnesium build, etc.

Sony Vaio SA is another good choice; honestly, nobody is going to know the difference between the SA and the Z. http://store.sony.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SYCTOProcess?catalogId=10551&storeId=10151&langId=-1&LBomId=8198552921666405150&categoryId=8198552921644768015

Samsung 9 13" is personally my favorite Ultrabook based on aesthetics. Duraluminum build, very clean design (all ports besides charging jack are covered). http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Series-NP900X3A-B01-13-3-Inch-Laptop/dp/B0056EY8X0/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1336190966&sr=1-1

An obvious option, Macbook Air 13.

There's also the Thinkpad X1. It's thin, not sure if it would qualify as "pretty" (typical Thinkpad styling, but a bit shinier).

I know I threw out a lot of options - personally I'd go with the Samsung Chronos. If he wants something a little lighter with the same power, the Vaio SA is a good choice, and even lighter - the Z. Only reason to go with a full-blown 14" Ultrabook would be the aesthetics, thinness and/or battery life.
 
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MacBook Pro hands down. No challenge right there.

I wouldn't pick an Ultrabook over a Mac if I had an unlimited budget.
     
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HP Elitebook is worth a look, definitely has the power, doesn't look to bad, kinda boxy tho.

Thinkpads aren't the prettiest pick of the litter but they are a industry standard for business use. T420 would be good for size and power.
 
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Wow thanks for the replies everyone! The Sony Vaio Z actually looks really nice and the Mac is a no... He detests apple rolleyes.gif

Anyways, I'm going to compare the sony vaio z and the Asus B23SX
http://www.xoticpc.com/asus-b23exs71-p-3626.html

Again thankyou, ill keep everyone posted! thumb.gif

+rep to all
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post #6 of 6
You might want to hold out till all the Ivy Bridge laptops get released. But if you absolutely need to get it now, I would suggest:

Dell 13 XPS, absolutely stunning -amazing build quality, I've seen one irl and trust me, it looks way better than the macbook air.
http://www.dell.com/us/p/xps-13-l321x/pd

The Lenovo Ideapad U300, stands out, aesthetically pleasing, and very different from any ultrabook so far
http://www.lenovo.com/products/us/laptop/ideapad/u-series/

I'm in the same situation and I would advise waiting. Personally, I'm waiting for Vizio to release it's new line of laptops, it looks very good. And also for the new X series in the Thinkpad line.
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