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Group test: What's the best Ivy Bridge laptop?

The best 5 Ivy Bridge laptops you can buy

PC Advisor reviews the best Ivy Bridge laptopss you can buy in the UK right now.

Apple MacBook Air 11in (Mid-2012)Apple MacBook Air 11in (Mid-2012)

  • Rating: Rated 9 out of 10
  • Reviewed on: 11 July 12
  • RRP: £849 inc. VAT

The tiny Apple MacBook Air 11in (Mid-2012) benefits enormously from faster ports and a faster, leaner processor.

http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/reviews/laptop/3364210/apple-macbook-pro-with-retina-display-review/Apple MacBook Pro with Retina display

  • Rating: Rated 9 out of 10
  • Reviewed on: 14 July 12
  • RRP: £2,399 inc. VAT

The Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display breaks new ground with its 2880 x 1800-pixel IPS display. It's ably supported by some of the most advanced notebook technology available anywhere. Our first-look explores some of the key elements of this ground-breaking 15in laptop computer.

Alienware M14xAlienware M14x

  • Rating: Rated 9 out of 10
  • Reviewed on: 25 May 12
  • RRP: £1,398 inc. VAT

The latest revision to the Alienware M14x packs the first Intel Ivy Bridge processor we’ve seen in a laptop. It brings true high-end performance into a compact and portable machine at a high but quite justifiable price tag.

Samsung 900X4CSamsung 900X4C

  • Rating: Rated 8 out of 10
  • Reviewed on: 12 July 12
  • RRP: £1,299 inc. VAT

Samsung's Series 9 notebook range includes the NP900X4C-A01UK, a 15in screen model now packing Intel Ivy Bridge power and familiar Air-like styling.

Dell Inspiron 15R 5520Dell Inspiron 15R 5520

  • Rating: Rated 7 out of 10
  • Reviewed on: 05 July 12
  • RRP: £579 inc. VAT

The Dell Inspiron 15R 5520 is one of Dell's first laptops to feature an Intel Ivy Bridge processor. This notebook uses the popular 15.6in form factor combined with a modern design.


Toshiba Qosmio X870-11Q reviewToshiba Qosmio X870-11Q

  • Rating: Rated 6 out of 10
  • Reviewed on: 06 July 12
  • RRP: £1,699 inc. VAT

Toshiba's Qosmio X870 is a monster 17in laptop packing the latest Intel Ivy Bridge processor and nVidia graphics, along with a 3D-capable full-HD display, all packed into a flashy if cheap-feeling chassis.

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