Best PCs

Right now if you can hang on, wait for the new Intel processors that are coming in April. But if you can’t wait, CNet has a pretty good list:
 

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Apple MacBook Pro Fall 2011

Best mainstream laptop 
A MacBook Pro is a significant investment, especially when adding in optional upgrades. Cost aside, there’s not a better choice (there are, however, some close ties) for an all-around powerhouse that will work in the home, the office, and in between.

Price: $1,698.00 – $1,799.99 (check prices)

4 stars

Excellent

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Apple MacBook Pro Fall 2011

MacBook Air Summer 2011 Editors' Choice - MacBook Air Summer 2011

Best thin 13-inch laptop
The latest version of the 13-inch MacBook Air vastly outperforms its predecessor, and can finally be called suitable for mainstream use, instead of relegated as a niche product.

Price: $1,498.00 – $1,599.00 (check prices)

4 stars

Excellent

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MacBook Air Summer 2011

HP Folio 13 Editors' Choice - HP Folio 13

Best Windows ultrabook
The HP Folio 13 is the best of the bunch in terms of performance, price, and ergonomics, provided you can live with a less-than-razor-thin design. This laptop is targeted at small businesses but it’s really for anyone who wants a reliable ultrabook that isn’t a MacBook Air.

Price: $899.99 (check prices)

4 stars

Excellent

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HP Folio 13

Samsung Series 7 (15-inch)

Best high-end Windows laptop
Samsung’s Series 7 Chronos 700Z5A-S03 is the closest Windows equivalent to a MacBook Pro in terms of specs, power, and design and even nearly matches on battery life, but it’s $500 less expensive than an entry-level Apple 15-incher.

Price: $1,199.99 (check prices)

4 stars

Excellent

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Samsung Series 7 (15-inch)

HP Pavilion dm1z

Best budget ultraportable
There have been plenty of 11-inch AMD-powered ultraportables this year, but HP’s Pavilion dm1z was the first, and this updated version puts it back in the lead in this crowded category.

Price: $469.99 (check prices)

4 stars

Excellent

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