Well, our kids are ready for their own laptops now. So the standard one is:

“Lenovo T60”:http://www.notebookreview.com/price/default.asp?productFamilyID=720&ref=list&display=priceDetail. Although the review is for the year old T60 1951 that had the older Core Duo, the latest ones on Lenovo’s site use the newer Core 2 Duo. It is a bit heavy at 5.4lbs but should be reliable.

The other good choices are well documents on “notebookreview.com”:http://notebookreview.com, they are the:

“Sony VAIO SZ”:http://www.notebookreview.com/price/default.asp?productFamilyID=715&ref=list&display=priceDetail. While a little heavier than the TX series I’ve used at 4lbs, the bigger screen is really great. It also has the Core 2 Duo and uses the Xbrite and now had a built-in webcam and microphone. The SZ430N/B is $2100 at Newegg and has 2GB Ram, 2Ghz processor and 160GB hard disk. It also has a fingerprint reader to make loggin on easy. The main drawback is that its battery life is more like three hours with everything turned on. It uses an LED backlight which is very light and great quality.

“MacBook Pro”:http://www.notebookreview.com/default.asp?newsID=3147&review=Apple+MacBook+Pro+%28Core+2+Duo+2%2E33GHz%2C+2GB+RAM%2C+120GB+HDD%29. This is the dream uhit for many of us although it is the most expensive at $2500 and it is heavy at 6lbs.

For those of you still crave ultrasmall, the “Sony TX”:http://www.notebookreview.com/default.asp?newsID=2931&review=Sony+VAIO+TXN15P%2FB+Notebook+%2D+VGN%2DTXN15P%2FB remains the leader there. It is slow, but it has amazing battery life and a wonderful screen for watching DVDs. I use it all the time since it is less than 3lbs. In system tests, it is about half the speed of the T60. YOu can easily get 5 hours of life.

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