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  • HP Pavilion dm3-1105ea review

    The HP Pavilion dm3-1105ea is a cute 13.3in-screen laptop that's built for a life on the road.

    £549 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Samsung P530 review

    The Samsung P530 is Samsung's business notebook, so it's not festooned with unnecessary illuminations or tarted up with bling.

    £563 inc VAT

  • Mesh Dynamo i3V review

    The Mesh Dynamo i3V is a 15in laptop with an Intel Core i3 chip.

    £459 inc VAT

  • Acer Aspire 5745G 971096 review

    The 971096 SKU of the Acer Aspire 5745G is a fast, inexpensive laptop with a 15.6in matt LED-backlit.

    £627 inc VAT

  • HP ProBook 6550b review

    The HP ProBook 6550b is a 2.6kg, 15.6in laptop designed for business users who want something solidly built and fully featured.

    £887 inc VAT

    Score - 7 out of 10

  • HP Mini 5103 review

    HP's Mini 5103 netbook offers good input ergonomics and a cornucopia of security features, but its touchscreen is small at 10.1in.

    £579 inc VAT

    Score - 7 out of 10

  • Samsung Q430 review

    The Samsung Q430 laptop has the specs required to zip through work and play. Unusually in the UK, the Samsung Q430 us a 14in laptop.

    £689 inc VAT

    Score - 6 out of 10

  • Samsung R540 review

    The Samsung R540 seems to target a demanding audience, since its CPU, GPU, and all-around performance can drive powerful applications and games. But a mediocre…

    £599 inc VAT

    Score - 6 out of 10

  • Samsung P580 review

    Consumer electronics giant Samsung has made some slim and stylish laptops in the past, but is also still covering the plain-Jane business sector too with slabs like…

    £715 inc VAT

    Score - 7 out of 10

  • MSI FX600 review

    The MSI FX600 is a stylish, well built and comfortable 15.6in laptop that's suitable for work and play.

    £599 inc VAT

    Score - 7 out of 10

  • Medion Akoya E7214 review

    The Medion Akoya E7214 (MD98410) is a 17in notebook with a decent configuration that can tackle office and school tasks with ease.

    £499 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Acer Aspire 5741 review

    The Acer Aspire 5741 is a 15.6in notebook with a full-sized keyboard and a number pad and it feels comfortable to use on your lap. We just wish its screen was better.

    £699 inc VAT

    Score - 7 out of 10

  • Dell Inspiron M101z review

    The Dell Inspiron M101z is a bit short on battery life, but a solid contender in the value laptop market.

    £370 inc VAT

    Score - 6 out of 10

  • Acer Aspire 5745G review

    The Acer Aspire 5745G is a 15-inch mainstream laptop for home use. The Aspire 5745G has an Intel Core i5-430M processor and switchable nVidia GeForce GT 330M graphics.

    £699 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • HP Pavilion dv7 review

    The HP Pavilion dv7 is an all-rounder family laptop with 17in screen and unusual choice of quad-core processor.

    £799 inc VAT

    Score - 7 out of 10

  • Toshiba Satellite L650-1DG PSK1EE review

    Toshiba's low-cost Satellite L650-1DG PSK1EE is a smart-looking mid-range laptop that offers good performance in our tests, but better value can be found elsewhere.

    £599 inc VAT

    Score - 7 out of 10

  • Packard Bell EasyNote TX86 review

    The Packard Bell EasyNote TX86 mid-range laptop offers good looks and great value, with ample performance for most users.

    £699 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Medion Akoya P6625 review

    An inexpensive laptop, the Medion Akoya P6625 has no pretensions as a style icon.

    £569 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Advent Sienna 710 review

    As a generic-looking 15.6in laptop, the Advent Sienna 710 has curved corners and gently tapering edges which do a good job of disguising its rather thick plastic housing.

    £699 inc VAT

    Score - 6 out of 10

  • HP Pavilion dv6 review

    The HP Pavilion dv6 is a 15in laptop built for home entertainment.

    £599 inc VAT

    Score - 7 out of 10



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