Samsung's sleek Series 7 Chronos is a 15-inch Windows laptop that's a close match to the 15-inch MacBook Pro--and it costs less, too.
Samsung's Series 7 Chronos 700Z5A-S03 is the closest Windows equivalent to a MacBook Pro in terms of specs, power, and design and even nearly matches on battery life, but it's $500 less expensive than an entry-level Apple 15-incher.
HP's Envy line has always been a reliable high-end PC laptop line, and this new redesign adds some useful features, such as a volume wheel, while keeping the upscale look and feel.
Could Samsung's $1,000-plus 15-inch laptop be a legitimate competitor to the MacBook Pro?
Two Samsung Series 7 laptops are upgrading to powerful new Intel Ivy Bridge Core i7 processors.
We look back on the 10 best laptops of 2011 and pick our favourite models from the racks of desktop replacements, gaming machines and ultrabooks.