The HP EliteBook 8560w is a beautiful piece of engineering, providing you can afford it.
Alienware's M11x is an incredibly impressive laptop at a temptingly affordable price. About the only thing we can find fault with is the ridiculous 100Mb Ethernet port and the inclusion of a SIM slot that does nothing. If these don't bother you, then this pint-sized yet potent laptop will likely make you happy for years to come.
Apple's upgraded MacBook Air is a seriously fast performer — even if you only use it as a Windows machine. The switch to Sandy Bridge puts Apple's travel laptop on the top of the portable pile.
It's hugely expensive, so it's obviously not going to appeal to everyone. But if you've been lusting after a Windows alternative to the MacBook Air, the series 9 has both the lust factor and performance to warrant the high asking price.
With its supermodel looks and beefy performance, the 13.3-inch Toshiba Satellite R630 is a top-class ultra-portable laptop.
Excellent performance and a stylish and functional design make the Lenovo Yoga C930 simply one of the best two-in-one laptops available.
You pay for what you get, and at over AU$4000, you're getting one of the most potent gaming laptops on the market.
The ZenBook Prime UX31A is everything the ZenBook UX31E should have been and more. We have no hesitation in recommending this laptop if you truly want no-compromise performance in an ultrabook.
We still love the M11x, but with the ever-marching pace of technology, we'd like to see it go on a diet, get a better screen and a much better touch pad and buttons for the R4. And maybe, just maybe, make use of the currently pointless 3G slot.
The Sensei is a phenomenal mouse. It's a testament to its performance that despite having woefully horrible button customisation and macro support, it's still one of our favourite mice.
The Kova was fantastic, and the Kova[+] now adds Roccat's great software into the mix. We’d recommend this one for all.
If you need an ambi mouse, the Lachesis should be on your list of rodents to check out.
HP's Mini 5103 is a gorgeous, luxury item that makes a netbook desirable again. You'll still need to ask yourself if the small size is worth the cost; however, for portability, battery life and features, the 5103 is on our wanted list.
We like the Asus K52F a lot. For less than AU$1000, you get a heck of a lot of value in a design that usually comes at a much higher premium. If you don't need Bluetooth, this is an excellent laptop indeed. Just expect to be doing a lot of uninstalling on the first run.
The NC10 betters previous Samsung netbooks with a built-in HSDPA SIM card reader and the portability this provides. Optus wireless broadband bundles seem like excellent value.
The U80V is without question our favourite 14-inch laptop, and Asus deserves praise for what it has achieved here. If the company can overcome the final stumbling block of having a reliable multi-touch touchpad on PC, we'll be thoroughly impressed indeed.
The Dell Latitude E is a glimpse into the future of laptops. With high expandability, configurability and a strong design, it should suit most corporate environments.
HP's Presario B1900 proves that you don't need to spend a fortune on an ultraportable.