|Most Popular Laptops|
Performance is a major factor to consider when determining which notebook is right for you, yet this needs to be balanced with other considerations, such as portability and price. CNET.com.au's most popular laptops of May covers the whole gamut: ultraportables, thin-and-lights, mainstream budget notebooks and desktop replacements.
Note: Results are based on the number of hits attained for each laptop on the CNET.com.au notebook subcategory.
|1. Toshiba M40|
The M40 boasts an impressive array of the latest notebook technologies, especially for those with a multimedia bent, although it could do with running a little quieter and cooler.
|2. HP Compaq Business Notebook nx6120|
Students going for affordability and connectivity options could give this a go.
|3. Dell Inspiron 9300|
With this Inspiron, users get the chance to experience powerful graphics at an affordable price.
|4. Sony VAIO VGN-T27GP|
It's not a machine that's suitable for long-term work, but if you're after a great-looking truly portable laptop, then the VAIO T27 fits the bill nicely.
|5. ThinkPad R52|
Businesses seeking a sturdy, secure, portable workhorse should consider the ThinkPad R52.
|6. ThinkPad T43|
The ThinkPad T43 puts new components inside its tried-and-true case, but the updated parts didn't produce a significant speed or battery-life boost.
|7. Dell Latitude X1|
Executives searching for a very light business notebook could well consider the Latitude X1.
|8. Toshiba Tecra M3|
The thin-and-light Tecra M3 has a nice design and adequate performance for basic office tasks, but power users will be disappointed by the laptop's mediocre speed and battery life.
|9. Sony VAIO A39GP
Sony's sexy entertainment-focused baby offers the best in multimedia and tech-specs. You know you want it, but can you afford it?
|10. Fujitsu LifeBook E8020H|
For geeks who want the best in technology, the LifeBook E8020H caters to that need, though the high price may be quite a turn-off.