The Dell Studio 15 has won the PC Advisor Awards 2011 Best Budget Laptop.

Dell has gone from bland boxshifter to maker of innovative and attractive lifestyle laptops to suit all budgets. The Studio 15 offers great performance in a solid but lightweight shell.

Primed with a 2.4GHz Intel Core i5 processor and available with solid-state storage, this customisable 15in-screen laptop is our top budget choice.

Runners up in the Best Budget Laptop are Lenovo IdeaPad U350, Medion Akoya E3211, Samsung R519, Samsung R580.

See all winners and nominees in the PC Advisor Awards 2011

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