Over the past week, we have given you our top choices in the Desktop Computing segment. With Motherboards, CPUs and Graphics Cards covered, it's now time to move on to Mobile Computing. Since the early 2000s, the laptop has grown exponentially in terms of popularity as well as the technology employed to build it.
Choosing Laptops for this year's GOTY was indeed a tough task, for we had a myriad of laptops to choose from. In the end, after hours of debate and many aspirins later, we came to a conclusion. So below are our choices for the Year 2010.
The HP Pavilion DV6-3050TX is a superb performer across the board – be it build quality, performance or affordability. Powered by a Intel Core i7-Q720 and 4 GB of DDR3 RAM, the graphics are provided by ATI's Mobility Radeon HD 5650 which performed quite well against the system killer Crysis: Warhead. Add to that a 640 GB hard drive, HDMI, eSATA/USB combo, 3 USB ports, and a 15.6 inch screen that has a native resolution of 1366 x 768. The HP Pavilion DV6-3050TX is an amazing laptop if you want your laptop to do everything and more.
First runner up:Lenovo IdeaPad Y560
The first thing you will not notice when to take a look at the IdeaPad Y560 is the cool matte black finish with a glossy pattern covering the lid. The Chrome ‘Lenovo’ logo adds a touch of class to the laptop. The Y560 is powered Intel Core i5-430M which clocks in at 2.27GHz, along with a 500 GB hard drive and a ATI Radeon HD 5730 for Graphics. But the laptop isn’t all show and no go, it performed brilliantly in our standard benchmarks like SiSoft Sandra and video encoding. Movies played with a single hitch and were stutter free. The audio is especially impressive thanks to built-in JBL speakers. The Y560 is a great multimedia laptop which doesn’t cost the weight of the earth in gold.
Second runner up:MSI CR420
The MSI CR420 was one of the best received entry-level laptops on Tech2. It may not look as striking as some of the competitors, but it trounces them when it comes to price to performance figures. The CR420 is powered by an Intel Core i3 330M processor along with a 2GB DDR3 DRAM, a 320 GB hard drive. It uses Intel’s integrated GPU to power up the 14-inch screen display. The CR420 is a perfect mobile computing solution for office or home use.
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So there you have it, our choices for the best laptops this year.