AnandTech published a mobile buyer's guide, you can check it out over here.
Before we get to the actual price segments, we want to set the stage for what we're looking at in terms of features and performance. The days where brand made a huge difference in terms of performance and/or reliability are past; these days the vast majority of laptops work well (though that's not always the case, so use your favorite search engine to look for reviews). If you get the same components, then regardless of brand - Dell, Acer, HP, ASUS, etc. - you will get the same performance. There are always exceptions to the rule, so if you're really concerned about how a laptop feels and whether or not it's reliable, we recommend purchasing locally where you can try before you buy and return for an easy exchange if you encounter problems. Beyond performance and reliability, there are a few areas that can and do differ among manufacturers.
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Re: Notebook buying guide December 2009 by Anonymous on Wednesday, December 09 2009 @ 14:09:16 CET
Given that it took 10 years to get here, USB 3.0 is something you really should postpone purchases for.
Intel should build it into their PC's (notebooks and desktops) in 2010.