Roundup: Top 5 Ultraportable Powerhouse Notebooks

Roundup: Top 5 Ultraportable Powerhouse Notebooks

Anthony Nguyen
Oct 28, 2008

We've been keeping a keen eye on this whole "netbook" trend. Tiny computers with no optical drives and only 2 USB slots for less than half a grand - perfect for typing, right? Well, word to the wise, if you've ever tried doing more than 2 things at once with these things, you're going to experience a little something called lag. Evil, terrible, and unbearable lag. We're not having any of that. Here are our picks for best powerful ultraportables that do much more than simple web browsing.

Fujitsu P8010: It has a 12.1-inch Crystal View LED widescreen display notebook, super slick speed, 6.5 hours of battery life, and is designed for maximum portability ($1699)

Lenovo IdeaPad U110: This desktop replacement features a 11.1-inch LED screen, face recognition technology, and the shiniest keyboard you'll ever see ($1,899)

Toshiba R500: While not the fastest of the bunch, it's probably the sexiest 12.1-incher you can get ($1550)

Lenovo ThinkPad X301: With its 13.3-inches of high resolution, low voltage processor, and sleek design, it's a definite winner for those looking for a sturdy contender for laptop of the year ($3000)

Apple Macbook: There are no surprises here. Apple's latest 13.3-inch model sports multi-touch, a sleek aluminum finish, and power to keep the RAM hogs at bay ($1300)

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