Blu-ray and HD DVD Spice Up 17-Inch Laptops

Three laptops with choice gaming and entertainment features debut on our desktop replacement chart. The sixth-place HP Compaq 8710p is sold as a business laptop, but has excellent graphics performance and a Blu-ray Disc drive. Toshiba's eighth-place Satellite X205-S9359 comes with an external USB HDTV tuner and an HD DVD player, and its subwoofer-enhanced sound is rich. The ninth-ranked Eurocom D900C Phantom-X, the first quad-core notebook we've tested, posted the fastest WorldBench 6 Beta 2 score we've seen from a laptop, but it suffers from pitiful battery life and a crushing price of $5158. In other news, a price fluctuation for HP's Pavilion HDX caused that machine to switch spots with Apple's MacBook Pro, which moves into first place.

Find the Very Latest Laptop Charts

Click on the links below for the latest online laptop rankings or a comprehensive list of all laptops we've tested.

Top Laptops From the December 2007 Issue of PC World Magazine

Shop Tech Products at Amazon