first_imgUnless you want to be tied down to your desk all the time, you may want to look into buying a laptop. Many laptops can be pricey, but you don’t have to sacrifice quality for a cheaper price. We rounded up a few of PCMag’s editor-reviewed laptops and found the best deals out there.Make sure to read PCMag’s reviews highlighted at the beginning and end of each product to know what to look for when buying a laptop. Also, check out PCMag’s How to Buy a Laptop guide for helpful tips.Editors’ Note: All listed prices are current as of the date of publication, and are apt to change quickly and often.Dell Studio 15List Price: $754.99Sale Price: $649.99 at Savings: $105 (about 14 percent).Why You Want It: Great for back-to-schoolers, content creators, social-network addicts, and camera enthusiasts, the Dell Studio 15 is a stylish 15-inch laptop with spectacular performance, excellent configuration options, and an extensive color palette. It earned PCMag’s Editors’ Choice for mainstream laptops because it offers XPS design at an Inspiron price. It also features an excellent typing experience. Check out the full Dell Studio 15 review for more info.More deals after the jump! Toshiba Mini NB305-N410List Price: $400Sale Price: $339.95 at Savings: $60.05 (15 percent). Why You Want It: his netbook was rated 4.5 out of 5 and received an Editors’ Choice award. Laptop Analyst Cisco Cheng liked its full-size keyboard and laptop-like touchpad and mouse buttons, as well as its excellent battery life. It also got PCMag’s Greentech approval. Read the full Toshiba Mini NB305-N410 review for more info.Lenovo IdeaPad Z560List Price: $899Sale Price: $699 at (offer expires Nov. 10, 2010). Savings: $200 (22 percent).Why You Want It: Cheng gave the Lenovo IdeaPad Z560 a 3 out of 5 rating. He liked its nice speaker system, spacious 500GB hard drive, and its ExpressCard slot. According to Cheng: “Take away the glamour and the fancy technology, and you end up trimming the cost of a laptop significantly. The Lenovo IdeaPad Z560 ($750 direct) is your prototypical, blue-collared desktop replacement. It won’t seduce you with a provocative design or catch-terms like Blu-ray and 3D-gaming graphics. What it does well is hit on all the fundamentals, including an excellent user experience, good processing speeds, and decent battery life–all for one low price.” Read the full Lenovo IdeaPad Z560 review for more detail. HP ProBook 5310mDirect Price: $899Sale Price: $590.99 at CostCentral.Savings: $308.01 (34 percent)Why You Want It: Cheng rated it a 4 out of 5 and gave the HP ProBook 5310m an Editors’ Choice award, stating that it’s one of the sleekest, thinnest SMB laptops in the market. It’s luxuriously thin and light, and has an amazing typing and navigating experience. It also provides great battery life on a 41Wh battery. Plus, it’s environmentally friendly. Read the HP ProBook 5310m review for more details.[Originally posted on]last_img

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