Top rated notebooks

We list our top rated notebooks for the month, ranging from Ultrabooks to gaming units

For the moment, Medion is at the top of our list with a 15.6in unit that supplied excellent performance and features for its low asking price. Just below it is the Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 530, which is the first laptop that we've tested with Intel's third generation Intel Core i7 CPU. It's terrific 15.6in notebook that's affordable and stocked with many useful features.

Toshiba's 15in Satellite U840 Ultrabook also makes the list, as does Samsung's 13.3in Series 5 Ultrabook. If you're into gaming, then the Lenovo laptop is definitely worth a look thanks to its new, mid-range NVIDIA graphics adapter, or you might like to check out Toshiba's Qosmio F750, which is an all-round entertainer.

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Akoya E6228 (MD98980) laptop
4.00

1. Medion Akoya E6228 (MD98980) laptop

Medion's Akoya E6228 is a 15.6in notebook with good looks and solid build quality, not to mention plenty of features and a strong configuration. There's not much wrong with it at all, which is surprising given its attractive price point. ...
Review Date: 27th April, 2012
RRP: $ 599.00
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ThinkPad Edge E530 Ivy Bridge laptop
4.00

2. Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E530 Ivy Bridge laptop

The Thinkpad Edge E530 is one of the first third generation (Ivy Bridge) Intel Core i7-based laptops on the Australian market, and it's a good one. You get fast CPU and graphics performance, heaps and RAM and hard drive space ...
Review Date: 15th May, 2012
RRP: $ 1,199.00
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ThinkPad Edge E530 Ivy Bridge laptop
4.00

3. Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E530 Ivy Bridge laptop

The Thinkpad Edge E530 is one of the first third generation (Ivy Bridge) Intel Core i7-based laptops on the Australian market, and it's a good one. You get fast CPU and graphics performance, heaps and RAM and hard drive space ...
Review Date: 15th May, 2012
RRP: $ 1,199.00
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Qosmio F750 (PQF75A-065024) notebook
3.50

4. Toshiba Qosmio F750 (PQF75A-065024) notebook

Toshiba's Qosmio F750 looks good and it has a mean set of specifications. It's an all-rounder that can be used for a bit of everything, including gaming, but it does have some drawbacks, such as a very glossy screen (with ...
Review Date: 9th May, 2012
RRP: $ 2,364.00
Satellite U840 Ultrabook
3.50

5. Toshiba Satellite U840 Ultrabook

Toshiba's 14in Ultrabook offers a good mix of light weight, thin design and useful features. It's a good all-round Ultrabook, but it could use a better screen and keyboard, as well as some tweaks to its build quality. It performed ...
Review Date: 4th April, 2012
RRP: $ 1,499.00
Notebook Series 5 ULTRA (530U4B-S01AU)
3.75

6. Samsung Notebook Series 5 ULTRA (530U4B-S01AU)

If you want an Ultrabook that has a lot of features -- including a built-in DVD burner -- then Samsung's Series 5 is for you. It also includes a dual-band Wi-Fi adapter, two USB 3.0 ports and HDMI. It's a ...
Review Date: 19th April, 2012
RRP: $ 1,387.00
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