Holiday Gift Guide: Laptops

2009 Ultimate Holiday Tech Guide


  • 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.


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  • 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.


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  • 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.


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  • 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.


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  • 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.

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