Tech Digest solves your Christmas woes: top five laptops

Christmas Products, Computers, Laptops / Notebooks

<img style=”margin:5px; float: left;alt=”HP-Pavilion-dv2600.jpg” src=”” width=”237″ height=”198″ />Christmas is fast approaching, and every day until the Big Overeating Day, we’re going to feature a top five list of products you may be thinking of buying those you’re obligated to provide for. Ahh, it’s a wonderful thing, this Christmas malarky.

Today…laptops! Specifically, the best laptops money can buy in time for the 25th of December.

1.) HP Pavilion dv2600 Special Entertainment notebook – it may be a mouthful by name, but by size and weight, this 14.1″, 2.4kg laptop is slim and streamlined in its chocolate aesthetics. It’s got a Core 2 Duo processor, 2048MB of RAM, 160GB hard drive and a bunch of other features, for just £999. Worth every penny, if you ask me.

<img style=”margin:5px; float: right;alt=”asus-eee-christmas.jpg” src=”” width=”181″ height=”204″ />2.) ASUS Eee PC 4G the teensy 7″ laptop which has thrilled the world with its light-weightedness, built-in Wi-Fi, battery life of 3.5hrs, 4GB flash drive capacity and built in web-cam. Plus, it runs on Linux, and is only £219. Good luck trying to find one though, as they’re sold out in every retailer, and on eBay, hugely jacked-up in price.

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alt=”macbook-pro-christmas.jpg” src=”” width=”204″ height=”123″ />3.) MacBook Pro it’d be rude not to feature an Apple notebook, when there’s a massive legion of fans who’d cry for my blood if I didn’t include at least one. And how can I resist, when PC World announced the Pro as being the fastest-running Vista laptop, when using bootcamp? The new models have an Intel Core 2 Duo processor, and a bunch of other features that admittedly are making me drool slightly. Prices start at £1,299.

<img style=”margin:5px; float: right;alt=”giles-deacon-asus-laptops.jpg” src=”” width=”218″ height=”129″ />4.) Giles Deacon for Intel Asus W5 limited edition laptops one for the fashion-forward PC users, these limited edition laptops are exclusive to Selfridges, with prices starting at £1,499. For the dosh, you can expect an Intel Centrino Duo processor, 160GB hard drive, 2GB RAM, an ultra-slim DVD super-multi DVD/RW drive, Bluetooth 2.0 and is just 12″ and 1.7kg in weight. So lush.

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alt=”sony-vaio-TZ21.jpg” src=”” width=”177″ height=”147″ />5.) Sony Vaio TZ21 kings of the laptop world, the TZ12 fared very well in our video review, with the 1.20 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 2GB RAM, and 100GB HD encased in a 11.1″ black carbon-fibre or platinum sand case. The seven hour battery life promised by Sony means the £1,498 price-tag (minimum) will definitely prove its worth on those long transatlantic flights.

Katherine Hannaford
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