Feeds

15in Notebooks: Best Buys

The ones to choose

High performance access to file storage

And the winner is...

It will take me a long while to recover from the sheer pinkness of the Sony Vaio EB2 and my lasting impressions are of a laptop with few redeeming qualities and battery life that is, as I say, at the lower end of the scale.

Acer Aspire 5741

Acer's Aspire 5741: the Editor's Choice

I wanted to like the Toshiba as the low price seemed to offer some promise, but the low rent feel of the plastic chassis and the basic nature of the set of features removed the shine. Two USB ports and VGA output? Come on, Toshiba, you can do better than that.

The curious thing is that the winner, the Acer Aspire 5741, rose to glory thanks to a set of features that combine a decent Core i3 CPU with Intel graphics and decent battery life all served up with a low price. For all these reasons, it has to take home Reg Hardware's Editor's Choice award. ®

High performance access to file storage

More from The Register

next story
Report: Apple seeking to raise iPhone 6 price by a HUNDRED BUCKS
'Well, that 5c experiment didn't go so well – let's try the other direction'
Microsoft lobs pre-release Windows Phone 8.1 at devs who dare
App makers can load it before anyone else, but if they do they're stuck with it
Zucker punched: Google gobbles Facebook-wooed Titan Aerospace
Up, up and away in my beautiful balloon flying broadband-bot
Nvidia gamers hit trifecta with driver, optimizer, and mobile upgrades
Li'l Shield moves up to Android 4.4.2 KitKat, GameStream comes to notebooks
Gimme a high S5: Samsung Galaxy S5 puts substance over style
Biometrics and kid-friendly mode in back-to-basics blockbuster
AMD unveils Godzilla's graphics card – 'the world's fastest, period'
The Radeon R9 295X2: Water-cooled, 5,632 stream processors, 11.5TFLOPS
Sony battery recall as VAIO goes out with a bang, not a whimper
The perils of having Panasonic as a partner
NORKS' own smartmobe pegged as Chinese landfill Android
Fake kit in the hermit kingdom? That's just Kim Jong-un-believable!
prev story

Whitepapers

Mainstay ROI - Does application security pay?
In this whitepaper learn how you and your enterprise might benefit from better software security.
Five 3D headsets to be won!
We were so impressed by the Durovis Dive headset we’ve asked the company to give some away to Reg readers.
3 Big data security analytics techniques
Applying these Big Data security analytics techniques can help you make your business safer by detecting attacks early, before significant damage is done.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Mobile application security study
Download this report to see the alarming realities regarding the sheer number of applications vulnerable to attack, as well as the most common and easily addressable vulnerability errors.