Acer's new laptop would probably be a little difficult to place on your lap, unless you're some kind of big-lapped gorilla. Weighing 17.19 lb. for the 20" version and 16.5 lb. for the 19" version, this is more of a desktop replacement that you can actually move around than something you would take to Starbucks to get some work done.
Its features are, of course, beefy. HD DVD, 1680x1050 resolution (no 1080p though), GeForce Go 7600, 2GB of RAM, two RAID-capable hard disks for up to 240GB of storage, and HDMI output with HDCP.
The Aspire 9800 is good for those who don't go many places with their machines but still demand some kind of portability.
Want a 20-inch HD-DVD laptop? [The Inquirer]