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A List of the Top 10 Laptop Computers

written by: John Garger•edited by: Rebecca Scudder•updated: 2/3/2010

There are a lot of choices out there when it comes to laptops. Sorting through the features, deals, and prices can be difficult at best. Learn about the best overall laptops in this list of the Top 10 laptop computers.

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    10 – Dell Mini 10

    Dell Mini 10 Although technically classified as a netbook, there is no denying the portable power of Dell’s Mini 10 laptop. With Windows 7 Starter, this is one netbook that avoids having to run the now antiquated Windows XP.

    Processor: Intel Atom Z530 (1.6Ghz/533Mhz FSB/512k Cache)

    Memory: 1GB DDR2

    O/S: Windows 7 Starter

    Screen: 10.1 inch (1024x600

    Hard Drive: 160GB 5400RPM SATA

    Weight: 2.5 lbs.

    Price: US$329

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    9 – Dell Inspiron 15 (1545)

    Dell Inspiron 15 (1545) If you need a reliable but budget-priced laptop, you can’t go wrong with the Dell Inspiron 15 series. With its 3GB of DDR2 RAM, this is one heck of a bargain at under US$500.

    Processor: Intel Pentium Dual Core T4400 (2.2Ghz/800Mhz FSB/1MB Cache)

    Memory: 3GB DDR2

    O/S: Windows 7 Home Premium

    Screen: 15.6 inch (1366x768)

    Hard Drive: 250GB 5400RPM SATA

    Weight: 5.8 lbs.

    Price: US$449

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    8 – Gateway NV5613U

    Gateway NV5613U Similar in price to the Dell Inspiron 15 above, the Gateway NV5613U drops a Gigabyte of RAM but doubles the hard drive space. If you need lots of storage, choose this over the Inspiron.

    Processor: AMD Turion X-2 Dual-Core (2.2GHz/800MHz FSB/1MB Cache

    Memory: 2GB DDR2

    O/S: Windows 7 Home Premium

    Screen: 15.6 inch (1366x768)

    Hard Drive: 500GB 5400RPM SATA

    Weight: 5.84 lbs.

    Price: US$479.99

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    7 – Dell Studio 15

    Dell Studio 15 The Dell Studio 15 is a great choice for college students who need reliable computing at a reasonable price. The 3GB of memory and light weight make it the perfect traveling companion from classroom to dorm room.

    Processor: Intel Pentium Dual Core T4400 (2.2GHz/800MHz FSB/1MB Cache)

    Memory: 3GB DDR2

    O/S: Windows 7 Home Premium

    Screen: 15.6 inch (720p)

    Hard Drive: 250GB 5400RPM SATA

    Weight: 5.54 lbs.

    Price: US$549

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    6 – Inspiron 17 (1764)

    Dell Inspiron 17 (1764) The pricier Dell Inspiron 17 is well worth the extra money with its 4GB of RAM and fast Core 2 Duo processor. Also, its spacious 500GB hard drive and huge 17.3 inch screen is perfect for design and engineering students.

    Processor: Intel Pentium Core 2 Duo T6600 (2.2GHz/800MHz FSB/2MB Cache)

    Memory: 4GB DDR3

    O/S: Windows 7 Home Premium

    Screen: 17.3 inch (1600x900)

    Hard Drive: 500GB 5400RPM SATA

    Weight: 7.08 lbs.

    Price: $US659

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    5 – Gateway NV5932U

    Gateway NV5932u The Gateway NV5932U was designed for people who need a computer that is as powerful and versatile as desktop computers. An Intel Core i5 processor, 4GB of memory, a 500GB hard drive, and a light 5.84 pounds make this laptop a must-have for those needing power and portability in one.

    Processor: Intel Core i5 430M (2.26GHz/1066MHz FSB/3MB Cache)

    Memory: 4GB DDR3

    O/S: Windows 7 Home Premium

    Screen: 15.6 inch (1366x768)

    Hard Drive: 500GB 5400RPM SATA

    Weight: 5.84 lbs.

    Price: US$719.99

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    4 – Dell Studio 17

    Dell Studio 17 The Dell Studio 17 is a laptop positioned at the low-end of the desktop replacement scale. Powerful and light, this laptop will make you believe you are using a desktop rather than a portable computer.

    Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T6600 (2.2GHz/800MHz FSB/2MB Cache)

    Memory: 4GB DDR3

    O/S: Windows 7 Home Premium

    Screen: 17.3 inch (900p)

    Hard Drive: 500GB 5400RPM SATA

    Weight: 7.08 lbs.

    Price: US$948

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    3 – Dell Studio XPS 16

    Dell Studio XPS 16 The Dell Studio XPS 16 is a true desktop replacement. Sporting Intel’s new Core i7 processor, 4GB of memory, and a spacious 500GB hard drive, it is amazing that Dell could pack so many features into a 6.3 pound portable computer.

    Processor: Intel Core i7 720QM Quad Core (1.6GHz/2.8GHz Turbo Mode/6MB Cache)

    Memory: 4GB DDR3

    O/S: Windows 7 Home Premium

    Screen: 15.6 inch (1920x1080)

    Hard Drive: 500GB 7200RPM SATA

    Weight: 6.3 lbs.

    Price: US$1249

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    2 – Dell Alienware M17x

    Dell Alienware M17x Near the top of the list is the Dell Alienware M17x. There is no denying this laptop’s power and design prowess. At US$1699, however, you may be paying as much for prestige and aesthetics as you are for power and performance.

    Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo P8600 (2.4GHz/1066MHz FSB/3 MB Cache)

    Memory: 4GB DDR3

    O/S: Windows 7 Home Premium

    Screen: 17 inch (1440x900)

    Hard Drive: 250GB 7200RPM SATA

    Weight: 11.68 lbs.

    Price: US$1699

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    1 – Gateway P-7917U FX Edition

    Gateway P-7917U FX Edition At the very top of the list is the Gateway P7917U FX Edition. Its whopping 8GB of RAM and 17 inch screen make this laptop the perfect desktop replacement. With more performance features and over 2 pounds lighter than the Dell Alienware above, this laptop is definitely the better deal given their similar prices.

    Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo P8700 (2.53GHz/1066MHz FSB/3MB Cache)

    Memory: 8GB DDR3

    O/S: Windows 7 Home Premium

    Screen: 17 inch (1440x900)

    Hard Drive: 500GB 5400RPM SATA

    Weight: 9.05 lbs.

    Price: US$1699.99

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    The computers featured on this list of the Top 10 laptop computers run the gamut from light and cheap to expensive and featured-packed. No matter what you needs, you are likely to find a laptop on this list to fit your budget.






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