The 15-inch Sony Vaio S does gaming, Blu-ray, and a lot more, all while keeping the design thin and light.
The second generation of Apple's MacBook Air fixes many of our issues with the ambitious original, adding more USB ports, an SD card slot, and a more powerful processor.
Apple MacBook Air (Core 2 Duo 1.86GHz
The Panasonic DVD-LS86 delivers some of the longest battery life we've seen in a portable DVD player--though not quite as long as Panasonic claims.
Powerful, slim, and backed by a top-notch warranty, the HP Compaq nc8230 shows that you don't have to make compromises to travel light.
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The HP Compaq nc4200's balance of power and portability will appeal to business travelers, as long as they don't need an integrated optical drive.
An average budget inkjet printer, the Epson Stylus C88 won't thrill you, but it probably won't disappoint either.
The IBM ThinkPad T43 delivers similar performance but lesser battery life than the identically designed ThinkPad T42; we think the latter remains the better buy.
The well-designed HP Compaq nc6230 offers lesser battery life than others, but this thin-and-light delivers good business performance.
Microsoft Office Visio 2003