The Best Laptops of 2010

As the end of the year approaches let's see what are best of the best notebook computers has live up this year. At this time, we think is the right time to gather up the cream of the crop. What are the main qualities we have to consider? Shoot up for the price, build quality, functionality, power efficiency and design. Don't stop too much here, we got the list after the break for you.

1. Apple Macbook Air
Price: 13.3-inch: $1,499.00 | 11.6-inch: $1,148.99
The new MacBook Air, the most mobile Mac in every way, shape, and form. It features all-flash storage, a Multi-Touch trackpad, a long-lasting battery, a high-resolution display, an Intel Core 2 Duo processor, and NVIDIA graphics. All inside a unibody enclosure that's light, thin, and strong enough to handle all your everyday tasks and then some, whether you're on the couch, in a lecture hall, or at a conference. It's mobility mastered.


2. Apple MacBook Pro
Price: 17-inch :  $2,040.18
The new MacBook Pro sets all-new benchmarks for Mac notebooks. This 17-inch MacBook Pro features an Intel Core i5 processor and next-generation NVIDIA graphics that bring high performance to everything from 3D games to photos and videos. Additionally, the MacBook Pro comes standard with automatic graphics switching that provides performance when you need it and energy efficiency when you don't--helping the built-in battery last up to 8-9 hours.


Sony Vaio Z
Price: 13.1-inch: $1,859.97Built tough for your business travel needs, this ultra-portable Sony VAIO Z Series laptop (model VPC-Z133GX/B) weighs just over 3 pounds and measures 1.3 inches thin, yet it doesn't compromise on the powerful computing features you've come to expect from business-class VAIO notebooks. It offers a 13.1-inch high-resolution LED-backlit screen, the latest Intel Core i5 processor with dual-core processing power, solid state drive (SSD) technology for a rapid boot-up and quicker access to applications, and a dynamic hybrid graphics system that lets you easily switch from high-powered graphics performance to energy saving mode to extend battery life.


4. Alienware M11x
Price: 11.6-inch: $939.99
With the Alienware M11x gaming laptop, you can play anything, anywhere. WHile weighing in at less than 4.51 pounds, the M11x packs enough power to handle the latest games, redefining the gaming capabilities of sub-15-inch laptops.


5. HP Envy 17
Price: 17-inch: $1,499.99Precision crafted performance. Engineered for power and designed with the latest materials, the ultra-thin, lightweight HP ENVY 17-1011NR laptop PC has a large widescreen display and can support up to three external displays. See and feel the difference with a stylish metal chassis and backlit keyboard, plus run multiple applications at once with ease.


6. Toshiba Satellite M645
Price: 14.0-inch: $1,012.54Combining great portability, generous battery life and modern style in a slim, eco-smart package, the Toshiba Satellite M645-S4080 is sized to travel while providing powerful computing resources for all of your needs--work, learning and play. The 14-inch LED-backlit display offers HD TruBrite technology for optimal image clarity, widescreen aspect ratio for watching letterboxed movies and extra desktop working space, and native 720p high-definition resolution for watching downloaded HD video.


7. Toshiba Qosmio X505
Price:  18.4-inch: $1,798.00Amplify your 3D gaming and video editing with incredibly fast frame rates with the Toshiba Qosmio X505-Q898 gaming laptop, which features a stunning 18.4-inch display--with true 1080p high-def resolution--and the Intel Core i7 processor with four cores of intelligent processing power. Additionally, it offers ultra-fast DDR3 system memory and the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M graphics with 1.5 GB of GDDR5 video memory. Together, this pairing of high-performance technologies allow you to rip through the latest 3D games at lightning-fast frame-rates or create high-definition video and audio faster and more efficiently with smooth rendering and encoding.


8. Samsung QX410-J01
Price: 14-inch: $979.99The Samsung QX410 Notebook is a masterpiece of style and performance. Beneath its artful, streamlined aluminum exterior beats the heart of a mobile computing genius. Loaded with advanced features, it delivers all the speed, functionality and pure style you need. Ultra-Thin Aluminum Design The thin and lightweight aluminum case provides a sleek and seamless "airfoil" look, accentuated by a stylish bezel-less display, lit keyboard icons and an island-style keyboard. LED-Backlit HD Display The LED-backlit display delivers bright and vivid colors, while the edge-to-edge glass gives you a rich viewing experience.


9. Lenovo ThinkPad X201s
Price:13.5-inch: $2,277.98With a Core i7 processor and more than 8 hours of battery life, the ThinkPad X201s continues its predecessor's tradition of excellence. As always, it has the similar design and ThinkPad keyboard have endeared the line to traveling executives the world over.


10. Dell XPS 15
Price: 15.6-inch: $585.00Blending power with elegance, the Dell Studio XPS 16 delivers superb multimedia performance and mobile design. The smooth contours of the high-gloss, Obsidian Black finish gives you the sense that you’re using something truly special. The 15.6-inch full 1080p Hi-def widescreen display has a fast 8ms response time for a crisp, clear resolution during fast-action video and gaming. Its backlit keyboard and touch pad buttons are easy to use, day or night. Keep an eye on your battery power by simply checking the color of the indicator on the hinge. Plus, capacitive multimedia buttons glow white when activated.