What are the Best Notebooks on the Market?
The best notebooks on the market just seem to keep getting better and better every year that goes by. These mini laptops have been around for a few years now and in 2010 and 2011, they have finally reached a point where they are nearly flawless. But the manufacturers continue to keep us consumers on our toes as they introduce new innovative features with each of their new model releases, continuously upping the bar for the best notebooks on the market to try and match or surpass. Heck, now you can even buy even smaller versions of these portable laptops known as netbooks, tablet PCs, or ultra-portable laptops. In this article we will review the top 5 best notebooks on the market in 2010 and 2011 and you can decide for yourself which brand and model is ideal for you.
Top 5 Best Notebooks on the Market
Best Notebooks on the Market for: Media/Gaming
Operating System:Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition
Size: 15″ x 10″ x 1.4″
Weight: 5.5 pounds
Battery Type: Lithium ion
Battery Life: 4 hours
Average Cost: $680
The Samsung R530 is a very stylish mini laptop that comes with a shiny glass-like finish to add to the overall attractiveness of the outer shell. This is one of the best notebooks on the market today not just because of its stylish design, but also its nice features like the 15.6-inch LED-backlit 16:9 LCD monitor with wide screen that allows for an amazing display of bright and colorful high-definition graphics. These are great gaming laptops due to this awesome display and the superb high-definition audio system. The Samsung R530 is also on the list for the best notebooks on the market because of how fast it is. The Intel Core i3 processor is what contributes most of the speed and power, and it also has up to 4 GB of ram and 500 MB of hard drive.
Best Notebooks on the Market for: Business/School/Media
Operating System: Apple MacOS X 10.6
Size: Varies by model
Weight: Varies by model
Battery Type: Lithium polymer
Battery Life: Varies by model between 7-10 hours
Average Cost: $900-$2000+
This is a hard model to review, but we all know that Apple is a very respected laptop brand to buy and by now you have surely heard of the MacBook Pro. These are some of the best notebooks on the market because they come in a wide range of submodels that have different processors, battery lives, hard drives, rams and other features. As you can see, the price range also varies greatly. The processor options you have to choose from are all from Intel -- the Core 2 Duo (2.4, 2.53, 2.66 or 2.8 GHz), Core i5 (2.4 or 2.53 GHz), Core i7 (2.66 GHz), Core Duo (2.16 GHz) and more. The Apple MacBook Pro mini laptops are the best notebooks on the market in the eyes of hundreds of thousands of satisfied customers. This model has had a long reign as a top contender for quite a while now and it doesn't look like they will be going away any time soon.
Best Notebooks on the Market for: Portability/Style
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Starter
Size: 10.2″ x 7.1″ x 0.7″
Weight: 2.2 pounds
Battery Type: 6-cell
Battery Life: N/A
Average Cost: $328
While the MSI Wind U160 is technically classified as a netbook, this list of the best notebooks on the market could use a little diversity. Besides, netbooks are essentially the same devices and used for the same functions and applications, except they are smaller, thinner, lighter, and more compact and portable than the other mini laptops reviewed here. The MSI Wind U160 is an amazing little machine that is capable of performing a lot of functions you wouldn't think something so small would be able to do. Much like the other best notebooks on the market, these netbooks have a surprisingly vivid display and a sleek, almost flawless, design that is aesthetically pleasing to the eye, which contributed to its award at the prestigious iF 2010 Design Awards in Germany in the "product design" category. To add on, they are also one of the cheapest netbooks available for this type of quality.
Best Notebooks on the Market for: Portability/Media
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Size: 11.7″ x 8.2″ x 1.3″
Weight: 3.2 pounds
Battery Type: 6-cell
Battery Life: 5 hours
Average Cost: $481
Here is another mini laptop that is quite small and light. The ASUS Eee 1201N is one of the best notebooks on the market and they have earned a spot on many other lists I have compiled about top laptops. They come with an Intel Atom 330 dual core processor which is actually pretty powerful for how small this model is. They also have an installed ram size of 2 GB with a maximum allowance of 8 GB, 250 MB of hard drive, a card reader that supports SD Memory Card, MultiMediaCard and SDHC Memory Card and an integrated camera. These are among the best notebooks on the market because of how much you get for such a small package. The ASUS Eee 1201N also has a nice 12.1-inch wide screen TFT display with a 1366-by-768-pixel WXGA resolution.
Best Notebooks on the Market for: Gaming/Media/School
Operating System: Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium
Size: 14.7″ x 9.6″ x 1.5″
Weight: 5.7 pounds
Battery Type: Lithium ion
Battery Life: N/A
Average Cost: $389
Last, but definitely not least, comes the Dell Inspiron 1545, which is another contender for the best notebooks on the market that have appeared on other lists. This
mini laptop provides a bunch of cool features and are ideal for many different applications, from doing school work, browsing the web or watching movies. The Dell Inspiron 1545 has a 15.6-inch high-definition wide screen display with a 16:9 aspect ratio, making them one of the best notebooks on the market for media and gaming. They also have the Dell dock which allows you to keep in touch with anyone using Dell video chat. For the processor, the Inspiron 1545 packs a powerful Intel Pentium T4200 dual core with 64-bit computing
and a Mobile Intel GM45 Express chipset.
Runner-ups For The Best Notebooks on the Market 2010-2011
Since there are so many nice mini laptops under $200 available in this modern day of 2010 and 2011, you might be interested in some of these other top choices:
- Acer Aspire One
- Toshiba Satellite
- HP Mini
- Dell Adamo
- Sony VAIO
Now that you have all this information regarding the best notebooks on the market, which one sounds ideal for you?