Best all-rounder? A brief analysis of what I know.
Acer Aspire S7 ($1100 with Educational Discount) - MacBook like design, inconsistent touchpad (not a hybrid either)
Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro ($1100) - Great hinge and design (especially the screen), but battery life can be iffy
Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga ($950) - Durable, long-lasting but thick and has poor battery life
Surface 2 Pro (Assuming that it will be similar to the original Surface Pro but with better battery life) (Assuming $1100 with Type Cover) (Battery and heat problems but good design)
MacBook Air 13' ($1100) - What I believe to be one of the best laptops out on the market, plagued only by an OK non-touch screen (Also, the price with Parallels and Windows is simply too expensive.)
Which of these is the best for someone who wants a portable and light (I carry it around a lot) machine with a good screen + keyboard + touchpad. Should be able to last me 4-5 years with good design and build quality as well as battery life (7 hrs minimum). Durability is a prime concern too, along with performance (I'm learning how to edit on Final Cut Pro on OSX and Lightworks for Windows so could anyone give some advice for a beginner? Thanks!).
Preferably a hybrid device like the Yoga though.
Price is the biggest concern of mine though, which is why I have eliminated the Asus Zenbook Infinity, the Dell XPS 12 and the Samsung Ativ Book 9+ (Unless the Amazon pre-order price turns out to be the same as where I live outside the US).
Are these laptops worth waiting for (Release Date and Price unavaliable)
Dell XPS 11 (Ingenious hinge, similar to the Yogas but I worry about the price)
Acer Aspire S3 (Discrete Graphics are a plus, along with the colourful exterior although weight and thickness can be a problem)
Sony Vaio Flip (Sony hasn't had good reputation with laptops, although I am genuinely intrigued by these.)