7. Dell Latitude XT3
If you have a lot of money, you can get a really powerful laptop running Windows 7 from Dell in the form of the Latitude XT3. The maxed-out configuration boasts a 2.8GHz Core i7, 4GB of RAM (sadly, the maximum available from Dell), 256GB SSD, long-life battery, an external rewritable DVD drive, a FireWire port, a VGA port, an HDMI port, a MiniSD slot, three USB 2 ports, and an eSATA/USB 2 combo port. You'll need an extra-cost external drive for CDs and DVDs. The LCD screen can swivel side to side, which is very handy in presentations to a group of people sitting at the same table.