Combining a top laptop CPU and graphics card for less than the competition, the Gateway P-171XL FX jumps to the top of our favorite gaming laptops list, even if you get stuck with an HD DVD drive.
Toshiba's Satellite X205 offers dual-GPU SLI graphics starting at less than $2,000, making it a solid choice for mobile gamers on a budget.
The Toshiba Satellite A215-S7437 is a well-balanced budget laptop, but we wish its battery life were longer.
Toshiba's Qosmio F45-AV412 offers a wealth of multimedia features, but the HD DVD drive and subwoofer seem like overkill for a 15-inch laptop. You're better off spending a bit more for a 17-inch model for this type of laptop.
Ambitious but flawed, the Fujitsu LifeBook U810 has more of a traditional laptop design than other UMPCs, but the otherwise excellent keyboard is marred by the loss of several important keys.
The well-rounded Fujitsu LifeBook E8410 gives corporate users a broad feature set, enterprise-level security, and decent performance and battery life.
For business users whose work involves intense data manipulation or high-end graphics, the ThinkPad T61p laptop delivers powerful performance in a portable form.
The Gateway T-6815 delivers the competent performance and the low price we've come to expect from Gateway, with the addition of a lovely new case design.
The Sony VAIO CR series wraps an otherwise average thin-and-light-laptop in a colorful, personalized case.
Lenovo's 14-inch ThinkPad T61 shaves a few millimeters off the company's more mainstream R-series laptops, but still boasts the same, solid ThinkPad DNA along with IT-friendly features by way of Intel's new Centrino Pro platform.
The 17-inch Toshiba Satellite P205-S6237 laptop looks good but is hobbled by its budget processor. You can get more for your money elsewhere.
With a bevy of entertainment features and configuration options at budget-friendly prices, the HP Pavilion dv6000 series is destined for broad appeal.
The IBM blueprint is still evident in the Lenovo ThinkPad R61, but the addition of a wide-screen display and all the latest Centrino Duo tricks make this a ThinkPad that could woo home users along with its legion of fans among business travelers.
Toshiba adds faster Draft N Wi-Fi to this attractive if otherwise fairly conventional laptop. Just be sure you've got an 802.11n router to go along with it.
The Toshiba Satellite A135-S4467 is a middle-of-the-road system in every way, but it starts to look more impressive when you factor in the budget-friendly price, making it a solid choice for mainstream users.
Users who want a laptop with solid performance, a rich feature set, and a compact design will be pleased by the affordable Toshiba Satellite U205-S5057.
The Lenovo ThinkPad T60p, the go-to laptop for button-down business users, makes a largely effortless transition to Windows Vista.
The lightweight Lenovo ThinkPad X60 Tablet now runs Windows Vista--and remains one of the best convertible tablets on the market.