For the Business Traveler – Apple MacBook Air, 13-inch. For about $1800, this is the lightest of the light at just under 3 pounds. Its super comfy to use and it has a 4-hour battery life. It has no CD or DVD drive but you can add an external one and it doesn’t have a removable battery.
For the Bargain Hunter – Dell Inspiron 1525. For about $675, this is perfect if you are on a budget. Its powerful enough to do all the basics and it has lots of ports, a decent 3.5 hour battery life, and a webcam for phoning home. It does not have the greatest processor or fabolous speakers.
For the Best of the Best – Apple MacBook Pro, 17 inch. For around $2,900, this is for those that want the best in class with lots of power. It has speedy performance, comfy ergonomics, and lots of extra features. It has a 5.5-hour battery life and relatively light at 6.6 pounds.
For the Desktop Replacement –HP Pavilion HDX Entertainment Notebook. For about $2,700, this laptop has the power and features of a full desktop in a luggable size. The screen is 20 inches, the speakers have great sound quality and its super fast. Its a tad bit too heavy for sitting on your lap at almost 16 pounds.
For the Budget Gamer – Dell Inspiron 1720. At about $1,290, this is great for the gamer on a budget. This laptop can handle light gaming and is great for watching movies. It is loaded with useful features like five USB ports and a remote control. This weighs 8.3 pounds.
Green Tip of the Day
If your new computer is replacing an old one, remember to ask the company you are buying from if they will recycle your old computer. Don’t let your computer be tossed into a landfill. Also make sure and wipe the old hard drive clean before handing it over to be recycled.