CNET editors choose and review the best thin and light laptops, notebooks, and ultrabooks.
There's a premium to be paid, but the massive Alienware 18 is a show-off-worthy desktop replacement that takes down even the newest PC games, and is just plain fun to use.
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The Panasonic ToughBook 74 boasts unique durability features and a fantastic warranty, but its high price and bulky dimensions make it a good buy only if your job necessitates extreme working environments. It'll take more than the fear of a spilled cup of coffee to justify the premium and the added heft.