The Dell XPS 13 Belongs in First Class

Dude, you’re getting some work done.

It’s been hard to unseat the 11-inch MacBook Air as the best travel laptop ever – it’s just too damn thin, fast, and comfortable. The Dell XPS 13 is its greatest contender. The aluminum and carbon fiber ultrabook fits a 13-inch quad-HD display into an 11-inch notebook, delivering business class size in a body that will fit on an economy class tray table. It’s fast, smooth, and boasts a 15-hour battery life, which can be upgraded with the optional Dell Power Companion for a grand total of 22 hours. That’s enough power to keep plugging away on any flight, even its a red eye to Sydney. And even if you do have to work all night, the XPS 13’s backlit keyboard emits a subtle glow and its keys make soft, muted noises so you won’t have to worry about enraging the rest of the weary cabin. [$799;]