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We review hundreds of products in a wide range of categories each year. Here's the best of the best in laptops.

Asus Zenbook UX330UA review

The new Zenbook UX3300UA is the latest in a long line of affordable yet capable laptops from Asus. It has all the signs of excellence, but does it cut too many corners in pursuit of budget pricing? See Full Review »

Our Score 9

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Sony Vaio CW Series Review

  • Reasonably priced
  • Supremely comfortable palm rest, trackpad and…
  • Attractive automotive-like finishes
  • Solid build quality
  • Crisp 14.1-inch LED-backlit screen
  • Discrete graphics standard
  • Perky desktop and video performance
  • Respectable gaming performance
  • Not particularly light or slim
  • Poor battery life
  • Anemic speakers
Our Score 8

Apple MacBook 2009 Review

  • Attractive and sturdy unibody design
  • Enormous multi-touch trackpad
  • Respectable five-hour real-life runtime
  • Comfortable keyboard
  • Bright, attractive LED-backlit screen
  • Superb desktop performance
  • No swappable battery
  • Bare minimum of ports
  • Significantly heavier than competitors
  • Glare from glossy screen
Our Score 8

Asus UL30A Review

  • Thin
  • lightweight; excellent value; outstanding 9-hour…
  • Spotty Wi-Fi connectivity; quite a bit of flex in…
Our Score 7.5

Sony VAIO NW Series Review

  • Blu-ray reader; attractive design; HDMI port;…
  • Integrated graphics; short battery life; heavy for…
Our Score 6.5

Sony VAIO AW Series Review

  • Gorgeous LED display; elegant design; Blu-ray…
  • Poor battery performance; Not quite powerful…
Our Score 7.5

Asus G51VX Review

  • Excellent value; outstanding game performance;…
  • full-size
  • backlit keyboard; unique style; quick boot times
  • Unusually weak speakers; low resolution screen;…
Our Score 7.5

MSI Wind U123-003US Review

  • Fantastic battery life; support for 802.11n…
  • Wired networking limited to 100Mb/sec; glossy…
Our Score 8

Alienware M17x Review

  • Ridiculously powerful
  • thanks to processor
  • graphics
  • and memory technology; appealing design
  • albeit a little geeky; plenty of perks
  • including AlienSense facial recognition and the…
  • Slurps up power like a storm grate swallowing…
  • 600 fully loaded
  • it costs as much as a good used car
Our Score 9