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Acer Aspires to a Greater Ethos

The Acer Aspire Ethos 8951G is a big laptop with sleek looks and a terrible touchpad.

ThinkPad T420: A Classic Workhorse

Outstanding performance and configurability highlight this business-oriented, all-purpose laptop.

Lenovo IdeaPad Z370: Multimedia-Friendly Budget Portable

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 EliteBook 2560p Review: Extra-Rugged Ultraportable

HP's solid ultraportable laptop offers exceptional toughness and some nice design flourishes.

Lenovo IdeaPad S205: A More Stylish Netbook

Graced with Lenovo's first-rate ergonomics and a roomy hard drive, the IdeaPad S205 is a stylish traveling companion for routine computing.

Asus G74SX: A Monstrous Gaming Powerhouse

The Asus G74SX is huge, but its elegant design and excellent performance are worth the lack of mobility.

Toshiba's Qosmio X775-3DV78: Hot-Rod Desktop Replacement

The Qosmio X775-3DV78 has it all: flashy looks, performance, and the best multimedia experience in the business.

HP Envy 14: Solid, but Now Unspectacular

HP's updated Envy 14 all-purpose laptop is good at everything, but not great at anything.

MSI GT683R: A Powerful Desktop Replacement With Funky Lights

The GT683R is a powerful machine, but it'd be nice if external peripherals felt like an option, rather than a necessity.

Sony VAIO SB Series: Thin, Light, Expensive, and Terribly Fast

If money is no object, consider Sony’s VAIO SB the ultraportable to get. It’s thin and light, with long battery life and the best performance we’ve seen in its class.

8 Great Laptops Under $800

It seems like most of us these days can share Groucho Marx's sentiment: “I started out with nothing and I have most of it left.” These great laptops won't strain your bank account.

Origin EON 17-S: Big Performance, Big Price, and Just Plain Big

The EON 17-S can replace a high-performance desktop PC, but the choice of GPU limits its capabilities as a gaming system.

Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E420: Lenovo Style in an Affordable Package

The ThinkPad Edge E420 won't win any performance awards, but it's a pleasure to use, reasonably portable, and affordably priced.