For a full set of features in a Core i5 laptop in the $600 range, it's extremely hard to beat the Samsung QX411-W01UB, which stands out for its great keyboard and impressive extras.
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By attempting to shoehorn an affordable 13-inch laptop-tablet into a crowded market, the Toshiba Satellite Click ends up as a compromised, underperforming mess.
The shiny Samsung Series 7 Ultra has a long battery life and nice design, but its now-older processor gives us pause.
The GoGroove BlueGate is a good option if you want to add Bluetooth audio streaming to a car or home audio system, but portable-headphone users will want to look for a more flexible unit.
Samsung's midprice Series 5 UltraTouch looks and feels like a more expensive machine, but keeps it simple by skipping the complex hybrid mechanics of so many new Windows 8 systems.
Quad-core CPUs, AMD graphics, and a touch screen fill the near-ultrabook slim Chronos at CES.
It's a great option if you have a shelf full of K-mount lenses and don't mind missing some action shots, but the Pentax K-01 isn't such a great option for a typical amateur photographer.
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.
The Trans4m is a useful all-in-one charger for most of today's portable electronics.
Slickly designed and amply featured, the Samsung QX410 looks and plays the part of a more expensive high-end laptop at a price that's a solid value.