Top rated laptops: September 2011

Here are the laptops that received the highest review ratings in September.

Here are the laptops that received the highest review ratings in September. Heading the list is a laptop with a good gaming pedigree, Alienware's M18x. Also present is Medion's cheap, yet well featured Akoya E7200 a business laptop from Dell and a desktop replacement from Acer. Sony's bank account-crushing VAIO Z rounds out the list.

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M18x
4.25

1. Alienware M18x gaming notebook

If you’re looking for a proper desktop replacement -- replacing a gaming desktop, that is -- the Alienware M18x is undoubtedly the notebook to pick. It’s massive and has a price tag that’s painful, but its performance is almost unparalleled.
Review Date: 16th Sept., 2011
RRP: $ 3,299.00
Editor's Choice
Akoya E7220 (MD 98740)
4.00

2. Medion Akoya E7220 (MD 98740) notebook

Medion’s latest bargain laptop is a solid but simple product. It has reasonable specifications, although it shouldn’t be mistaken for a high-performance or gaming machine, and while its build quality isn’t exceptional it’s largely comparable to other budget machines from ...
Review Date: 8th Sept., 2011
RRP: $ 599.00
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Vostro V131
4.00

3. Dell Vostro V131 business notebook

You'll have a hard time finding a more affordable business ultraportable than the Dell Vostro V131, though its size and weight stretch the definition.
Review Date: 3rd Sept., 2011
RRP: $ 899.00
VAIO Z Series (VPCZ217GG)
3.50

4. Sony VAIO Z Series (VPCZ217GG) laptop

While the Sony Z Series definitely has a 'wow' factor, it's a 'wow' factor that is mostly a reaction to: "so how much does it cost?". But hey, if you can afford it, then you'll end up with a 1.15kg, ...
Review Date: 29th Aug., 2011
RRP: $ 3,999.00
Aspire Ethos 8951G
3.75

5. Acer Aspire Ethos 8951G desktop replacement

It may be huge, but the Aspire Ethos houses plenty of good stuff, including a quad-core Core i7 CPU and a solid state drive, and it supports up to 16GB of RAM. It even has a nifty innovation: its touchpad ...
Review Date: 30th Aug., 2011
RRP: $ 2,999.00
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