Top all-purpose laptops

These midsize laptops are affordable and offer more options for hardware and features than smaller laptops, yet are more portable than desktop replacement models

If you're willing to lug an additional pound or three, you can get a much more capable machine that's also easier on your eyes and hands, if not always your pocketbook. Ranging from less than $1,000 to a no-compromises $3,000, these midsize sedans generally combine solid performance and the features you need. At the top end of the scale, you'll find fast Intel Core i7 processors, plenty of RAM and storage, big and rich displays, Blu-ray drives, and discrete graphics processors that shift games into high gear.  

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TOP ALL-PURPOSE LAPTOPS:

Acer Aspire TimelineX 5830TG

Asus N53SV

AVADirect Clevo P151HM

Dell Latitude E6420 ATG

Dell XPS 15z

Digital Storm xm15

HP EliteBook 8460p

HP Pavilion dv6

Maingear EX-L 15

Toshiba Satellite M645-S4118X

Acer Aspire TimelineX 5830TG
Acer Aspire TimelineX 5830TG Review, by Jon L. Jacobi July 6, 2011

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