Best Notebooks 2010

Gizmodo: This list is according to Mark Spponauer, Editor-in-Chief at Laptop Magazine. Here we go.

  • Breakthrough Device: Apple MacBook Air
  • Budget Netbook: Samsung N150 Plus
  • Expensive Netbook: ASUS Eee PC 1215N
  • Budget Ultraportable: Toshiba Satellite T235-S1350
  • Expensive Ultraportable: Sony VAIO Z
  • Budget Thin & Light: HP Pavilion dm3t
  • Expensive Thin & Light: 13.3-inch MacBook Pro
  • Budget All-Purpose: HP G62t
  • Expensive All-Purpose: Dell XPS 15
  • Budget Entertainment: Toshiba Satellite M645
  • Expensive Entertainment: HP Envy 17
  • Budget Gaming: Alienware m11x
  • Expensive Gaming: Qosmio X505
  • Budget Business: Dell Vostro V3300
  • Expensive Business: Lenovo ThinkPad X201s

Just make sure the display is top-notch quality because you’ll be looking at it for hours and hours. The visual experience really does make a difference in productivity as well as entertainment.

From my personal experience Dell has one of the best displays with its 1920×1200 RGB LED backlight LCDs in its 17-inch Precision Mobile Workstations. A close second are the 15.4-inch and 17-inch MacBook Pros.