Check out three new Windows laptops to suit every style. The ultraportable ThinkPad X201, the Asus N71, and the new Dell Latitude.
Asus outed their newest notebook to feature the smart and power saving Nvidia Optimus system. This new technology allows for easier transitions in GPU dedication between graphics intensive apps and benign tasks—essentially saving you battery life in the long run since the GPU will draw less power when not in use. This is a very good thing since this 17-incher packs a Nvidia GeForce GT 325M with 1GB of dedicated RAM. For around $900 you also get a Core i3 running at 2.26GHz, 500 GB of hard drive space, and 4GB of DDR3 RAM. Snag it here.
This ultraportable features new Core i5 and i7 processors along with a host of other options making it worth lusting after. Lenovo finally added a trackpad and foisted on a 2-megapixel camera with improved low light performance for those moodier chatroulette sessions. Downsides? No integrated optical drive and no USB 3.0. Not the hugest dealbreakers in the world, but they may be for some. Starting at $1,099 you can quickly add up the myriad of options like a 500GB storage or up to 8GB of RAM to make a nice little beast. Configure it here.
The serious business laptop recently got shrunk down to a modest 13 inches and Dell is now selling them at an equally modest $559. That's the Linux version with all the bells and whistles cast aside for a streamlined experience. If you want a full featured version with a webcam, Windows 7, 4GB of memory, and a 320 GB hard drive get ready to spend closer to $1200. With that sexy body I'm sure it's going to be hard for some professionals to resist. Get it here.