Don't-Miss Laptop Stories
The new VAIO Z is a master course in cutting-edge design, but it will set you back a pretty penny. If only Sony could bring this machine to the masses.
Dell offers up a 4.5-pound, 14-inch laptop with Sandy Bridge performance, but odd design choices make it tough to like.
If Toshiba had paid more attention to design than to 3D performance, this would be an excellent laptop.
This laptop not only gets the job done, but also has a lot of thoughtful features that harried businesspeople will appreciate.
The Satellite L755-S5258 is a solid performer, but suffers from a cheap feel and a few hardware problems.
The MSI X460DX is a slim yet powerful all-purpose notebook available at a decent price.
Toshiba's smallish all-purpose laptop is for people who relish portability over screen real estate, but don't want an even smaller ultraportable model.
The Latitude 2120 from Dell is a slightly ruggedized but otherwise unexceptional and uninspiring netbook that simply costs too much.
Dell’s monolithic black laptop for professional graphics artists and engineers brings a lot of horsepower--and heft--to the table.
Don't let the low price of this ultraportable fool you: It's fast, ergonomically sound, and state of the art in many respects.
Though not outstandingly fast, this all-purpose unit delvers a satisfying mix of looks, feel, and performance for the price.
The Acer Aspire Ethos 8951G is a big laptop with sleek looks and a terrible touchpad.
Outstanding performance and configurability highlight this business-oriented, all-purpose laptop.
The IdeaPad Z370's strong audio and modest price tag should appeal to consumers looking for a budget portable for watching DVDs and Web video, as long as heavy-duty computing and serious gaming aren't major concerns.
HP's solid ultraportable laptop offers exceptional toughness and some nice design flourishes.