Micro Express NBL5100: Sturdy and Fast--But With a 32-Bit OS

Micro Express’s NBL5100 desktop replacement is speedy, but the company's cheap OS choice holds it back.

Dell Inspiron M101z: Worth the Price If You Want a Small Machine With a Great Keyboard and Touchpad

The Inspiron M101z is a bit short on battery life, but it's a solid contender in the value laptop market.

Toshiba Portégé R700: Super Slim, Super Fast, Super Hot

The Portégé R700 is a beautiful ultraportable, but a bit hot to handle.

Gateway NV59C09u: An Attractive but Seemingly Fragile General-Purpose Laptop

A reasonable amount of power for work or video, but a bit pricey for its total capacity.

The Lenovo IdeaPad Y460: Plenty of Gaming Muscle, but All Business When Needed

This IdeaPad Y460 is a great compromise between power use and performance, but a compromise nonetheless.