Welcome to CNET Top 5, where each time we meet, we count down another hot CNET list. I'm Tom
Tablets have gotten a lot of attention recently, stealing the limelight
from Netbook. But I ask you, what's wrong with a good old fashioned
Nothing I tell you. And there are some good ones available.
Let's count down the Top 5 best laptops.
At No. 5, the Toshiba Satellite E205-S1904. It's our best rated
mainstream laptop. It's slim, fast, affordable, and has Intel's
Wireless Display technology.
Coming in at No. 4, the HP Mini 5102. Well, we had to give one Netbook
it's due, especially because the 5102 is so sturdy and stylish it might
as well be counted as a laptop.
Up to No. 3, The Sony VAIO Z Series VPC-Z116 GX/S. The name says it
all. It's a thin and light laptop with a huge 256 GB solid state hard
drive to go along with it's huge model number.
Sliding in at No. 2, the Gateway NV7915u. It's our best desktop-
replacement laptop, and, overall, the most well-rounded of the laptops
on the list. Plus it has a budget price of about $600.
Before we get to No. 1, it's time for another lame prize.
Be one of the first 10 people to answer the question correctly at
blog.cnettv.com and you could win
TWO sticks of 512MB DDR RAM for laptops.
Here's the question:
What was the first commercially available portable computer in
All right. Let's get to our No. 1. The top of or best laptops list
At No. 1, it's...the Apple MacBook Pro. Just refreshed with Intel Core
i3, i5 and i7 processors and new NVidia graphics making it still an
all-around fantastic machine.
Well, that's it for this edition of CNET Top 5.
Don't forget to answer the lame prize question for a chance to get the
old sticks of RAM. Used in actual CNET computers!
I'm Tom Merritt. See you next time.