The HP Envy 4 Ultrabook is slim, stylish and affordable, but it's sadly let down by poor performance from an outdated processor and a trackpad that's just plain unpleasant.
It does nothing to separate itself from the rest of the 10.1-inch netbook herd, but the HP Mini 210-1156sa is still a well-designed machine. Shame about the iffy battery life, though.
The HP Mini 210 might look futuristic, but beneath the shiny exterior lies a netbook that provides no more than ordinary performance. It also has its fair share of design flaws, including a badly laid-out trackpad and a truly baffling power port.
The TX1020ea is an unusual beast, but we like its clever twisting screen and its price tag. Our only gripes are that it's rather slow and too heavy to be classed as an ultraportable
The version of the 15.6-inch HP G62 that we saw, the G62-450SA, has its plus points, but, overall, it's a fairly average laptop both in terms of performance and design. You can get similar machines for slightly less cash.
The 15.6-inch HP Pavilion dv6-3122sa offers decent-enough performance, especially on the gaming front, but we're not fans of the keyboard and trackpad. There are better laptops for the price.
HP says this laptop is the pinnacle of computing luxury, and we're inclined to agree. It'll cost you dearly, but the Envy 17 offers great design and performance
The HP TouchSmart tx2-1020ea is attractive, robust and offers decent performance, but its multitouch capability is disappointing. The majority of multitouch gestures will only work within HP's MediaSmart suite of applications, and the tx2-1020ea can't recognise those made using three or more fingers. At this price, you'd be justified in expecting better
The HP Pavilion dm4-1050ea is a well-built laptop that'll serve you well for everyday computing purposes, although the lack of a dedicated graphics card means it's not as powerful as some of its rivals