A buyer’s guide to the top 10 laptops

Buying a laptop can be a tricky business. We run down our top 10 favourites to give you a starting point for your purchase.

HP EliteBook 8730w

The EliteBook range is well named, as it's designed to offer as much power as physically possible while still being portable.

The 8730w is a fully fledged mobile workstation, aimed at designers, creatives and other power users. The 1,920 x 1,200 display is from HP's Dreamcolour range, and the Nvidia Quadro FX graphics with 512MB of DDR3 memory is fully ISV certified.

hp elitebook 8730

Lenovo ThinkPad T500 Price: 989 ex. VAT

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Need. More. Power. The Lenovo ThinkPad T500 may be too regimented and boxy to be the Jeremy Clarkson of laptops, but the 2.4GHz of Intel Core 2 Duo is surely fast and brash enough to meet with his approval.

The T500 is not particularly thin, not particularly pleasing on the eye, but it's solid and seems to have a sense of purpose.

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Samsung Q320 Price: 561 ex. VAT

Balance. It's a difficult thing to get right in any walk of life, but that's something the Samsung Q320 does well.

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