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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.

MSI FX620DX: Solid, Well-Rounded Computing

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.

Lenovo Essential G570: Budget Performance at Regular Price

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 Pavilion dv6 Review: A Modestly Priced Laptop That Doesn’t Disappoint

HP’s latest, the dv6 is surprisingly robust for a low cost 15-inch laptop.

Samsung Series 3: Impressive Performance and Portability at an Affordable Price

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.

Dell Vostro 3350 Balances Portability, Price, and Performance

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.

Acer TimelineX 5830TG Hits a Sweet Spot in Price and Performance

This long-lasting all-purpose laptop provides good performance, yet it won’t break the bank.

Dell XPS 15 L502X: An Affordable Multimedia Marvel

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.

Dell XPS 15z: Attractively Built, Attractively Priced Laptop

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.

Classroom Conundrum: Take One Tablet, One Laptop, or Both

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.

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