Don't-Miss Laptop Stories
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.
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.
The EON 17-S can replace a high-performance desktop PC, but the choice of GPU limits its capabilities as a gaming system.
The ThinkPad Edge E420 won't win any performance awards, but it's a pleasure to use, reasonably portable, and affordably priced.
The MSI FX620DX is no multimedia powerhouse, but it's an excellent choice if you're looking for a well-rounded machine with a few neat features.
The Lenovo Essential line is supposed to be a budget line, and the G570 performs that way, but the price point is much too high.
HP’s latest, the dv6 is surprisingly robust for a low cost 15-inch laptop.
You can see where corners were cut to reach the size, weight, and price of the Series 3, but Samsung has still managed to deliver impressive performance, a nice feature set, and stylish design.
The Vostro 3350's sub-5-pound weight, 13.3-inch display, and 8-hour battery life make it a great candidate for travelers on a budget, as long as raw computing power isn't a priority.
This long-lasting all-purpose laptop provides good performance, yet it won’t break the bank.
With Nvidia graphics and JBL speakers, this all-purpose notebook shines at multimedia and isn't too shabby at games; both are attributes you don't find in most $800 laptops.
One of the best laptops Dell has made in recent years, the new XPS 15z is easy to recommend for Windows users who suffer from MacBook Pro envy.
For students, whether to choose a laptop or a tablet may not be obvious. But in some campus scenarios, one device may have an edge over the other.