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Toshiba Satellite P755-3DV20 - Core i5 2410M 2.3GHz - 15.6-inch TFT - with Nvidia 3D Vision Kit

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.

By September 23, 2011

3.5 stars Editors' rating September 23, 2011

MSRP: $1,199.99


HP Pavilion dv5-2035dx

The HP Pavilion dv5-2035dx is an AMD-based laptop that straddles the line between budget and mainstream laptops. We like the updated design and can tolerate the merely average performance, but the new touch pad is an exercise in frustration.

By July 29, 2010

3 stars Editors' rating July 29, 2010

MSRP: $649.99


HP Pavilion dv5-2045dx

The HP Pavilion dv5-2045dx is a respectable mainstream laptop, but it's only a good deal if you need Microsoft Office and antivirus software.

By July 22, 2010

3.5 stars Editors' rating July 22, 2010

MSRP: $799.99


How to back up your social networks (podcast)

Josh schools us in saving your social connections and data for posterity, and what makes the new game Minecraft so addictive. Plus: Rafe on passwords and laptop theft, and more questions about HP laptop reliability.

By October 13, 2010


Exactly how much back-to-school laptop can you get for $799?

At that $799 sweet spot in our retail laptop review roundup, you can get a very capable system, fine for any kind of schoolwork, plus reasonably heavy multitasking and HD video playback.

By August 11, 2010


Back-to-school 2010 retail budget laptop roundup

Find out which budget laptops came out on top in the Back to School 2010 version of our retail system roundup.

By August 6, 2010


Back-to-school 2010 retail roundup: Mainstream laptops

If you're looking to spend anywhere from $600 to $1,000 on a laptop, there are some awfully good retail options available.

By August 6, 2010


CNET's back-to-school 2010 retail desktop and laptop review roundup

The latest wave of new back-to-school laptops and desktops for 2010 is here, and we've been scouring the shelves of big retail stores to find boxed versions of these popular PCs, from entry-level systems starting at $250 to massive $1,200 gaming monsters.

By July 9, 2010


HP Pavilion dv5-1235dx

HP's attractive multimedia-friendly Pavilion dv5-1235dx has a great battery life, but at the cost of having one of the biggest, ugliest battery packs we've seen.

By March 9, 2009

3.5 stars Editors' rating March 9, 2009

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HP Pavilion dv4, dv5, dv7 and Presario CQ50 laptop photos

HP has unveiled its new lines of consumer laptops, the dv4, dv5, dv7 and Compaq Presario CQ50. The dv lines all feature Blu-ray drives, 802.11n and a whole bunch of other treats

By June 10, 2008