Ask Engadget: best PC alternative to 13-inch MacBook Air?

Darren Murph
D. Murph|03.19.11

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Ask Engadget: best PC alternative to 13-inch MacBook Air?
We know you've got questions, and if you're brave enough to ask the world for answers, here's the outlet to do so. This week's Ask Engadget question is coming to us from Sheikh Adnan Abdullah, who seems to need a MacBook Air not made by Apple (or a KIRF counterpart). If you're looking to send in an inquiry of your own, drop us a line at ask [at] engadget [dawt] com.
"I currently own a Macbook Air, but I'm not a big fan of Mac OS. I'm planning to transition back to Windows. Can you recommend me a 13- to 14-inch Windows PC that is as light as a MacBook Air and provides the same amount of battery life? Thanks!"
We just have to believe that this fellow isn't in this boat alone, and while the obvious answer is to just install a fresh copy of Windows 7 onto the MBA through Parallels or Boot Camp, it's quite possible that he's trying to shake the entire Apple design. So, outside of MSI's X-Slim series, is there anything on the Wintel side quite like Apple's thinnest laptop ever?
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