The most common question asked by users is simple : " Which laptop should I buy?" Of course, there are a some obvious questions; What size screen do you want? How much do you want to speed? But sometimes people just want to know what laptops are the most liked by tech magazines. CNET has released a list of the top five laptops that the most people had liked for a variety of reasons-each one is a winner in one sub-category or another.
Apple MacBook Pro Fall 2011
Best mainstream laptop
Price:USD 1,709.94 to USD 1,799
A MacBook Pro is a significant investment, especially when adding in optional upgrades. Cost aside, there is not a better choice (there are however some close ties) for an all-round power house that will work in the home, the office and in-between.
MacBook Air Summer 2011
Best thin 13-inch laptop
Price: USD 1,499.99 to USD 1,599
The latest version of the 13 inch MacBook Air vastly outperforms its predecessor ans can finally be called suitable for mainstream use, instead of relegated as a niche product.
Lenovo IdeaPad U300s
Best Windows Ultrabook
Price: USD 1,195
Lenovo's stylish U300s Ultra-book is one of the best looking Windows laptops CNET has seen and matches Apple's MacBook Air nearly spec for spec. The entry level version is USD 100 less than Apple's , but that discount vanishes on the higher-end model.
Toshiba Portege R835-P70
Best laptop under USD 800
Price: USD 729.99
Excellent battery life, a light weight, and great pricing make the Toshiba Portege R835 hard to beat, even in the highly competitive 13-inch laptop category.
HP Pavilion DM1Z
Best budget ultra portable
Price: USD 379.99
There have been plenty of 11-inch AMD-powered ultra portables this year, but HP's Pavilion dm1z was the first, and this updated version puts it back in the lead in this crowded category.