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This notebook lets you game on the go without paying through the nose.
The Toshiba Satellite L55Dt-A5253 provides good performance but has drawbacks that don't show up on paper.
The Lenovo IdeaPad Z400 Touch may be a bit heavy on weight and light on battery life, but it manages to provide solid performance and can handle a little rough handling.
The HP Pavilion TouchSmart 11z-e000 is a lightweight 11.6-inch laptop that sports a touchscreen and a slow, slow processor.
The Dell Latitude 3330 is a 13.3-inch budget laptop that offers little more than decent battery life.
The plastic construction helps keep the weight of this big-screen notebook lighter than some competitors with smaller displays.
It's a tablet, it's a laptop, it's a disappointment any way you use it.
Lenovo will add SweetLabs' Pokki utility to its PCs, providing an alternative to both the Windows 8 Start page as well as the Windows app store.
Being a cash-strapped student requires making a few hardware compromises, but a nice notebook is still within reach.
The C710-2457 is inexpensive and could knock around a family room or a kid's backpack with little budgetary trauma, but it's otherwise unremarkable and does little to promote the Chrome-centric lifestyle.
The Samsung Ativ Book 7 has a high-resolution touchscreen display and fabulous battery life, but its keyboard will drive touch-typists bonkers.
Lenovo’s pricey new entry in the Ultrabook market caters deftly to business users, but it fails to deliver most of what’s good about Ultrabooks: speed, portability, and convenience.
You won't want to carry this big-boned notebook everywhere, but it'll get the job done when you get there.
The refreshed Thin + Light notebook delivers good performance, but this machine lacks pizzazz.
The new Haswell-powered Blade panders to PC gamers on the go, cramming premium hardware into a petite chassis.