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Best business laptops for Windows 7

Microsoft aims to make a splash next month with the debut of Windows 8, but most businesses aren’t leaping to upgrade right away. If you’re planning to run Windows 7 for a while, one of these laptops could be just right for you or your workforce.

Dell Inspiron 15R 5520 review: Solidly budget-friendly

Unless you're looking for something very specific, such as an attractive exterior or serious processing power, the 15R is a great choice for budget-conscious shoppers.

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Toshiba Portege Z935-P300 Ultrabook: Lightweight, for light users

This extremely lightweight Ultrabook boasts solid overall performance, but poor usability.

Lenovo IdeaPad Y580 review: Powerful—and power hungry, too

The Lenovo IdeaPad Y580 stands out as packing a punch while remaining economical. It has the on-the-go power for games, programs, and media. If its short battery life and crushing weight don’t dampen your enthusiasm, the IdeaPad Y580 will make you happy.

The Best Business-Friendly Ultrabooks

Looking for a lightweight laptop to take on the road? Here are our top five picks.

Dell Latitude E6330: Perfectly Professional

This business-oriented laptop shines at (surprise, surprise) performing business-oriented tasks.

Alienware M14x Review: An Ultraportable Gaming Powerhouse

It may be twice as heavy as laptops of similar size, but its gaming performance is twice as awesome.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Review: Exotic Case, Ho-Hum Screen

The ultrathin, ultralight ThinkPad X1 Carbon adopts an impressive carbon-fiber case, but its internals are all Ultrabook, with good and not-so-good results.

Lenovo IdeaPad U410 Review: All-Purpose Laptop on a Budget

The Lenovo IdeaPad U410 manages to fulfill most computing needs while remaining affordable.

HP Envy Sleekbook 6z-1000 Review: Lust-worthy Looks, So-So Performance

This is the perfect computer for people who care about looks and price, but not processor speed.

Acer Aspire TimelineUltra M5-581T-6446 Review: Apparently Canadians Don't Watch Videos

The Canadian M5 offers better application performance than its American counterpart, but video playback and gaming suffer.

Samsung Series 5 NP535U3C Review: AMD Takes on Intel's Ultrabook

AMD-powered ultraportable laptop is as thin and light as an Ultrabook, but can't match the performance of its Intel-based rivals.

Asus Zenbook Prime UX31A review: ultralight, pretty, and capable

The updated Zenbook ships with Ivy Bridge, a gorgeous full HD IPS display, and an improved trackpad.