The Asus U50F is one of the best values for an Intel Core i3 laptop we've seen, offering a great all-around package for its price--save for shorter-than-average battery life.
You can dive into the various subcategories here for detailed suggestions for every need and budget, but on this page, we present the current laptops that are our personal favorites, because of style, power, value, or just because we like them.
The Asus U50F is one of the best values in Intel Core i3 laptops we've seen, offering a great all-around package for its price, save for shorter-than-average battery life.
It even has a few frills, like a graphics-friendly AMD processor and an LED-backlit screen. Plus, it's new, not refurbished.
HP's versatile EliteBook 8560w shows that a mobile workstation can be rugged and a solid performer and still look good.
The 3D-enabled Toshiba Satellite P755-3DV20 is one of the more affordable 3D-enabled laptops, but it lacks the horsepower we've seen in more-robust 3D gaming laptops.
Taking a CPU intended for an 11-inch ultraportable and sticking it in a midsize system can potentially be a recipe for disaster. Gateway's 15-inch AMD Fusion-based NV51B05u avoids any major problems, but it could be better.
Unlike other dirt-cheap laptops, this one has a dual-core processor, ample RAM, a big hard drive, and Windows 7. The only catch is the unknown warranty.
Usually priced about $80 higher, this no-frills notebook offers solid performance and a spacious keyboard.
That's your after-rebate price on this dual-core Pavilion running Windows 8, but it's still an amazing deal.
It's new, not refurbished, so it comes with Windows 8 and some solid hardware behind it.