Best desktop replacement notebooks

Some of the best desktop replacement laptops on the Australian market -- Acer, Dell, HP, Medion, Samsung, Sony, Toshiba

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. Dell is heavily featured our round-up, mainly because the company has a great range of big and powerful notebooks at reasonable prices. 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 Sony VAIO E Series notebook we've included, as well as the Toshiba Qosmio F60, which has been around for a long time now but continues to be a great choice as a desktop replacement notebook.

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Sony VAIO E Series (VPCEB36FG)

The Sony VAIO E Series (VPCEB36FG) notebook has a 15.5in Full HD screen and is solidly built. It performed well in our tests and it's very comfortable to type on for long periods of time. However, it has an awful touchpad and it doesn't ship with a Blu-ray drive, which would help you take advantage of the Full HD screen.

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  • 22nd Nov., 2010
  • Elias Plastiras
  • Sony
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  • Pros:
  • Full HD screen, excellent keyboard, well built, ExpressCard/34 slot, good performance
  • Cons:
  • Terrible touchpad, annoying preinstalled software, no Blu-ray drive
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