Gateway NV7915u: More Brawn Than Brains

Gateway's NV7915u has modest performance and good design, but is a beast to pack.

Toshiba Satellite T135D-S1324: Easy on the Eyes, Not on Your Hands

An easily packable notebook ideal for light duty office, home and travel use

Dell Latitude E4300: A Solid but Unexciting Business Laptop

The E4300 is a solid business or general-purpose laptop with some sweet extra touches.

Toshiba Satellite U505-S2940

A solid choice for general computing and entertainment if you don’t need the slimmest (or lightest) travel mate.

Sony VAIO VGN-AW230J/H Laptop

This home-theater A/V powerhouse cuts a couple of corners, unfortunately for gamers.

Samsung N120 Netbook

What's the difference between this and the N110? A little more horsepower but a little less battery life.