If you're in the market for a notebook that can be used to replace your bulky old desktop PC and monitor setup, look no further. In this roundup we have assembled some of the best desktop replacement models on the Australian market which we think offer the best combination of size, performance and features for all types of users.
Whether you're a student, a gamer or a business user, we're sure you'll find something to tickle your fancy. [[xref:http://www.pcworld.idg.com.au/tag/dell|Dell]] is heavily featured our round-up, mainly because the company has a great range of big and powerful notebooks at reasonable prices. [[xref:http://www.pcworld.idg.com.au/tag/medion|Medion]] also makes the list with its Akoya.
The Akoya is not a regularly-available notebook on the Australian market, but Aldi supermarkets generally stock different models for a short period of time multiple times per year. The Akoya in our roundup has a wealth of features, including USB 3.0, yet it costs less than $800.
If you're into something stylish, then you can check out the [[xref:http://www.pcworld.idg.com.au/tag/sony/|Sony]] VAIO E Series notebook we've included, as well as the [[xref:http://www.pcworld.idg.com.au/tag/toshiba|Toshiba]] Qosmio F60, which has been around for a long time now but continues to be a great choice as a desktop replacement notebook.
4 / 11
Acer's Aspire 5741 comes in many guises, but the Aspire 5741-434G50Mn model that we reviewed is perfect for anyone who wants an affordable laptop that can be used for almost any task except serious gaming. It's a 15.6in notebook with a full-sized keyboard and a number pad and it feels comfortable to use on your lap. We just wish its screen was better.
- Review Date:
- 27th Aug., 2010
- Elias Plastiras