If you are looking for netbooks or laptops that can be use for portable purpose and also offer a long life battery, I believe Macbook Air 2011 would pop up in your thought, but with the price 679 USD of ASUS U30SD-XA1 (20% off for Holiday deals) vs the price 939 USD of 11 inch Macbook Air 2011 (6% off Holiday deals and if you aim for 13 inch 1,499 USD is the price to pay !) should you buy Macbook Air or ASUS U30SD-XA1 is also an acceptable choice ?
Click here for 20% off on ASUS U30SD-XA1 and 6% off on Apple MacBook Air MC968LL/A Holiday deals @ Amazon (limited time offers)
I believe a person who is looking for a mobile laptop or netbook do not care much about performance and also don’t expect much on hardware specification, ASUS U30SD-XA1 may not as light & think as Macbook Air but it comes with an obvious better hardware specification, while ASUS U30SD-XA1′s hardware spec is : 2.3 GHz Intel Core i5, 4 GB of RAM, and 500 GB 5400 rpm HDD (you can even play some games on this laptop !), what Macbook Air offers is 1.7 GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor with 4 GB DDR3 SDRAM and 128 GB SSD !, SSD may be faster but I don’t think 128 GB is a sufficient storage space, so my final verdict is if you are feeling ok with more weight but better specification and more than a half price of 13 inch Macbook Air, I think ASUS U30SD-XA1 is your choice, but if what you are looking for is top of the line, working swiftly netbook, I think Macbook Air can be your best choice for this Holiday deal.