The latest ZenBook and ZenBook Flip laptops offer style, power, voice control and almost no bezels.
At less than AU$1000, the L650 offers great bang for buck, and should offer the flexibility for most consumers to do what they want to do.
Toshiba's Satellite L730 isn't an exceptional Sandy Bridge laptop, but it's a perfectly acceptable all-rounder.
An ATI Radeon HD 3200 GPU makes the Acer Aspire 6530 configuration that we tested, the 6530-623G25Mn, a better all-rounder than the similar Toshiba Satellite L350-17P. On the other hand, it costs more, has a smaller, lower-resolution screen and a slower CPU. It's worth considering if you want a good-looking laptop, though
With a bargain-basement price tag and a design to match, we were all set to hate the Elonex ONEt+. But, as long as you're not expecting the Moon on a stick, it's a smashing laptop for kids and undemanding adults
The Q70 has plenty of grunt under the hood and a decent range of features. However, it's all wrapped up in a dull-looking and slightly too heavy and bulky chassis. Ultra-portables are all about sex appeal and this machine just hasn't got the x-factor to make it a real object of desire
The 15.6-inch Lenovo B550 laptop has an attractively low price, but its specification is basic and its design uninspiring.
The HP EliteBook 8560w is a beautiful piece of engineering, providing you can afford it.
While the lack of 5GHz radio is a little concerning, we doubt many people would care at this price point. For general use the Acer Aspire 5742G excels, and its excellent battery life makes it a top choice.
Toshiba's Satellite C660 solidly demonstrates that you get what you pay for. It's not a bad notebook, but it's not a particularly remarkable one, either.
HP has managed to out something that not only comes in at under AU$1000, but also doesn't sacrifice on quality or battery life. The dv6 comes recommended.
Besides our small misgivings of receiving a Linux version for start-up purposes only, the Windows version performed admirably. It's a decent-sized netbook for just under AU$900 that is suitable for anyone on the move.
The dm1 is attempting to occupy a price point, and hold on to it to the best of its ability. If you don't want the bulk of a 15.6-inch budget machine yet can't afford an ultrabook, don't stoop down to the netbook level: get this instead.
Toshiba's M200 feels great to use at a physical level, but doesn't really stand out against an oncoming slew of budget competitors.
The ProBook 6460B is all business, for better or for worse. Nobody's going to get overly excited by it, but as a workhorse it's certainly got some appeal.
If you like your laptops powerful and your screen's color accurate, this one's for you.
Asus' latest ultraportable laptop knows its angles.
It's been four years since Sony dropped its Vaio brand, but now it's back and ready to head out of Japan.