The entry-level Compaq Presario CQ50-115NR looks great, but you can get better performance and battery life for your money.
Despite its upscale looks, the 15.4-inch Compaq Presario CQ50-215nr is marred by pokey performance and abbreviated battery life.
If you can get past its poor battery life, you'll find a lot to like about the 14-inch, feature-packed HP Pavilion dv4-1125nr.
This Special Edition Pavilion laptop boasts a bit of flare with some cool graphics embossed on its case, but a nearly identical Intel-based Pavilion dv4 model delivers more bang for less buck. Plus, the huge battery on the Pavilion dv4-1155se is heavy and awkward.
HP's ProBook is all business, from its solid performance to its rather solid and stodgy style.
Just powerful enough for basic home use, the Compaq Presario V2300 features a low base price, a nice set of features, and very long battery life.
If a large desktop replacement laptop is what you're after, the HP Compaq 8710p has an excellent 17-inch display, a powerful discrete graphics module, plenty of connectivity and a spacious keyboard
A solid business laptop with excellent battery life, the EliteBook 6930p won't disappoint, but there is little in this laptop to warrant the 'Elite' label.