With Windows 8 on track and gaining popularity since its release, this segment in the guide is bound to have changed quite a bit. Last month we saw the cheap Ultrabooks from ASUS encroaching on the territory normally reserved for the cheap laptop segment. With a generally thinner profile and lighter weight, they’re becoming the de facto choice for bargain buyers that have realised the DVD drive is becoming redundant, even here in sunny South Africa with our rather slow internet compared to the rest of the world. Remember kids, every recommendation made here today also qualifies for the R125 upgrade to Windows 8 if Windows 7 is pre-installed. So, lets get on with it!