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BenQ Joybook R45 (PV-04)

Although the BenQ Joybook R45's price of $1199 puts it squarely in the 'entry-level' notebook category, its good performance, chic style and wide range of expansion options means it's a laptop that shouldn't be underestimated.

Sony VAIO VGN-FZ37G

The Sony VAIO VGN-FZ37G is marketed as an 'Advanced AV Multimedia notebook', but it doesn't live up to this label.

Toshiba Satellite A200 (PSAE3A-07M007)

The Toshiba Satellite A200 (PSAE3A-07M007) is a solid entry-level workhorse that offers excellent usability for the low cost of $1,099. The price drops to $999 after a $100 cash-back offer from Toshiba. Although it doesn't have as many features as th...

Top 5 all-purpose notebooks

The expression, "jack of all trades, master of none" is traditionally used as an insult. As more consumers look for a blend of usability and mobility, however, an all-purpose notebook is probably the best option for work and play. A good all-rounder ...

HP Pavilion dv9800 (dv9821TX)

The HP Pavilion dv9800 is a feature-packed unit that is hard to fault. Fitted with the latest networking options and a Blu-ray player with HDMI-output, it's a versatile option both for home entertainment and business productivity.

Compaq Presario V6800 (V6807TU_02)

There are many things to like about the Compaq Presario V6800 (V6807TU_02): its keyboard is superb for lengthy use and it offers good key size and responsiveness when typing, an excellent webcam sits above an effective 15.4in screen, and the price is...

Sony Vaio VGC-LJ25GB

The Sony Vaio VGC-LJ25GB is an interesting device that's stuck directly on the fence between notebooks and desktops. Its style is a mix of a desktop's form and a notebook's function -- it's essentially an all-in-one PC that's designed to be used as a...

Acer TravelMate 6592 (831G08Mn)

The TravelMate 6592 (831G08Mn) is Acer's latest business-focussed notebooks. Although inferior in several ways when compared to its 2007-released predecessor, the Acer TravelMate 6592G (601G16N), this new notebook is $700 cheaper than last year's mod...

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STYLISTIC Q702

First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.

Anthony Grifoni

STYLISTIC Q572

For work use, Microsoft Word and Excel programs pre-installed on the device are adequate for preparing short documents.

Steph Mundell

LIFEBOOK UH574

The Fujitsu LifeBook UH574 allowed for great mobility without being obnoxiously heavy or clunky. Its twelve hours of battery life did not disappoint.

Andrew Mitsi

STYLISTIC Q702

The screen was particularly good. It is bright and visible from most angles, however heat is an issue, particularly around the Windows button on the front, and on the back where the battery housing is located.

Simon Harriott

STYLISTIC Q702

My first impression after unboxing the Q702 is that it is a nice looking unit. Styling is somewhat minimalist but very effective. The tablet part, once detached, has a nice weight, and no buttons or switches are located in awkward or intrusive positions.

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