Apple MacBook Pro
Apple added an SD card slot, improved the battery life, and lowered the cost of its already excellent all-aluminum laptop. Even though it now has a "Pro" in its name, it's a more affordable Mac notebook than ever before, and with solid specs.
Asus Eee PC 1005HA
With a sleek design and a six-hour-plus battery life, the Asus Eee PC 1005HA is an extremely well-designed Netbook that can handle long periods between charging.
HP Mini 311
Equipped with a Nvidia Ion graphics processor, this Netbook can achieve graphics that approach mainstream laptop-quality, including HD streaming video and even a small amount of mainstream gaming. For $400, it's a complete Netbook for any occasion.
Alienware M17x Gaming Laptop Computer
If you feel like blowing the budget, Alienware's massively featured, 17-inch gaming laptop comes with everything a hard-core fragger could possibly dream of, including a blazing Core 2 Quad Extreme processor.
Toshiba Satellite E105-S1602
Available only at retail, the unique design and backlit keyboard of the E105, combined with a killer price, add up to an excellently valued and very solidly constructed Core 2 Duo mainstream laptop.