Toshiba Satellite U845W-S410
This elegant-looking Toshiba Satellite model targets movie buffs, but it’s not a good choice for productivity or gaming. Its LCD panel has an unusual 21:9 aspect ratio—perfect for viewing widescreen movies without letterboxes, and the S410’s sound quality is top-notch; battery life is also excellent. In addition, the S410 has a nicely rounded set of connectivity options, lacking only cellular broadband. The keyboard, though, provides little tactile feedback, so it’s not the best for touch-typing. This cool-looking model would be great for casual use (and watching movies). But if you need a laptop to get work done, you can find alternatives.