Laptop nightmares: Scary systems with fatal flaws (photos)
We've compiled our own list of the scariest laptops of 2010--the models that either had one or more frightening flaws, or else were just dogs.
Sony Vaio P Series P111
Sony's too-expensive, designer, ultramobile PC seems out of touch with today's more-affordable and usable smartphone, tablet, and Netbook offerings, with a package that doesn't best any of the competition.
Fatal flaws: Mediocre battery life; expensive; difficult to navigate.
Sluggish performance is usually the deal breaker for an entry-level laptop, and though the single-core Compaq Presario CQ62-215DX is far from a speed merchant, its biggest flaw isn't a lack of power but rather the annoyingly stiff mouse button.
Fatal flaws: Very stiff mouse button is uncomfortable to use; single-core processor lags behind slightly pricier dual-core laptops; no Webcam; no media card reader; touch pad doesn't support multitouch gestures.