Best Laptops of 2011

Apple MacBook Pros

Tablets could be storming the mobile computing community right now, however, that could be mostly not a replacement for a regular notebook application needs. Mostly for high-graphics gaming, professional works and rendering videos you’ll need a decent computer to work with. And while browsing, to what could be the best notebook computers out there available this year, i4u.com have come up with a pretty good list. You can check out the list after the break.

1. Toshiba Satellite M645-S4080 – This is one of the new machines from Toshiba for 2011. It has a 14-inch LED backlit LCD and runs Windows 7 Home Premium. The processor is the Intel Core i5-460M running 2.53GHz and the machine has 6GB of RAM. The screen resolution is 1366 x 768 and it has 640GB of storage.

2. Toshiba Qosmio X500- S1811 – This notebook is one of the largest machines you will find and is perfect for those that like to play games and those that like to watch lots of media. The notebook has a giant 18.4-inch LCD supporting HD resolution. The notebook runs an Intel Core i7-740QM processor, has 500GB of storage, and 4GB of RAM. It also packs in a lot more features making this a giant size notebook that will do just about everything you want it to.

3. Dell L701x XPS 17 Notebook – This is one of the larger new Dell machines to launch his year with a big 17.3-inch screen and a discrete GeForce GT 435m 1GB GPU. The machine has NVIDIA Optimus tech to switch between that discrete GPU and the integrated graphics. This notebook also has Blu-ray, 6GB of RAM, 500GB storage and a lot more features. The processor is a Core i5-460M at 2.53GHz.

4. HP Mini 5013 Netbook – This little netbook is one of the best on the market. The downside to a netbook is that the hardware isn’t that robust, the upside is portability and a low price. This netbook uses an Intel Atom N450 1.66GHz CPU, 2GB of RAM, and a 250GB HDD. It runs Windows 7 Pro and has a 10.1-inch 1024 x 600 resolution screen along with a few other features.

5. Sony Vaio VPC-YB15KX/S – This is the first notebook on the list powered by an AMD processor. The CPU is the dual-core AMD E-350 running at 1.6GHz. The screen is an 11.6-inch 1366 x 768 unit and the GPU for the notebook is a Radeon HD 6310. This notebook has 500GB of storage and 4GB of RAM with the Windows 7 Home Premium OS.

6. Dell Inspiron M101z Notebook – Dell is one of the largest companies in the notebook market. This machine is a small AMD powered unit with an 11.6-inch screen. It has a resolution of 1366 x 768 and uses a Radeon Mobility HD 4200 GPU. It sports 2GB of RAM, 500GB of storage, and Windows 7 Home Premium for the OS. The processor inside the notebook is the AMD Athlon II Neo K125 and it has several other features too like WiFi and Bluetooth.

7. Alienware m17x 10-1847DSB – This 17-inch notebook is one of the most powerful gaming notebooks Alienware offers and the nearly $2200 price shows it. It uses an Intel Core 17-740QM processor at 1.73 GHz and it has 6GB of RAM. The notebook has 500GB of storage and a slot loading DVD burner. Graphics are handled by a CrossFireX 1GB ATI Radeon HD 5870 GPU and the machine has a 17-inch screen with a 1440 x 900 resolution. Other features include a backlit keyboard, 500GB of storage, 6GB of RAM, and lots more.

8. Apple MacBook Pro MC700LL/A – This is one of the cheapest MacBook notebooks that you can purchase right now. The machine has a 13.3-inch screen and runs a 2.3GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor. It has 320GB of storage, a screen resolution of 1280 x 800, and Intel HD graphics. The machine also has 4GB of RAM and the new Thunderbolt port among other things.

9. Apple MacBook Pro MC721LL/A – This is the larger 15.4-inch MacBook Pro notebook with a screen resolution of 1440 x 900. It has a 2GHz Intel Core i7 processor, Radeon HD 6490M graphics, and a 500GB HDD. Other features include 4GB of RAM, Thunderbolt, and lots more. This is the MacBook Pro that is at the lower end of the price range for the large screen machine.

10. MacBook Air 13.3 – This little machine is one of the thinnest and coolest notebooks on the market. It has a 13.3-inch screen and a processor that runs at 2.13GHz. Storage is to a 256GB SSD and the machine uses NVIDIA GeForce 320M graphics. This machine also has 4GB of RAM.

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