Asus UL80Vt-A1 Delivers Impressive Flexibility

The UL80v features good battery life, a discrete GPU, and a surprisingly snappy user experience.

Toshiba Satellite A355D-S6930

While the A355D packs a nice screen and some good speakers with a price tag that's easy on the wallet, it suffers from poor performance and a sluggish user experience.

Toshiba Portege A605-P210

Toshiba's A605 offers fantastic battery life and a great screen for an extremely competitive price -- what else can you ask for in an ultraportable?

Toshiba Portege R600-ST520W

If you need the lightest ultraportable around without sacrificing office performance, the R600 is a contender for your cash.

Samsung R610

A middle-of-the-pack all-purpose notebook that will hit the spot for everyday use, but disappoint with some of its video shortcomings.

Lenovo IdeaPad Y650 All-Purpose Laptop

Good for office and home use, the Y650 offers up a big screen but remains light enough to lug around.

Acer Aspire 8930 Desktop Replacement Laptop

A neat little home entertainment-minded notebook with a great screen, but poor surround speakers.