If you're tired of hearing about budget laptops, netbooks and tablets, Origin PC has a new notebook that is neither tiny nor value-priced. This new gaming rig can pack a pair of Nvidia's latest mobile graphics cards in SLI configuration as well as Intel's top desktop processors, with a price to match.
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 14 The budget-minded Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 14 does its job as a solid small-business laptop, and Lenovo finally throws in a DVD drive, but it's too chunky compared with svelte competitors.
BenQ M2700HD By offering many connection options, built-in sound, and a large screen, the BenQ M2700HD earns its price tag.
Sony Reader Pocket Edition PRS-350SC If you can overlook the fact that it's missing wireless connectivity, the Sony PRS-350 is a very nice little e-reader that's anchored by an impressive and easy-to-use touch interface.
eMachines ER1402-05 The eMachines ER1402-05 is a strong living-room Nettop, but it doesn't compete well in the larger picture of living-room entertainment devices like game consoles, media streamers, and video service-equipped Blu-ray players.
Asus UL80JT (Core i3 330UM 1.2GHz, 4GB, 500GB) A thin design and Nvidia Optimus automatic-switching graphics make this an initially appealing laptop, but looks can be misleading: the underwhelming CPU and battery life are both serious negatives.