Best Back-to-School Laptops for 2011
Dell XPS 15z ($999)
Your student doesn’t have to lug around a thick machine to get a big screen. At 0.97 inches, the Dell XPS 15z is the thinnest 15-inch notebook around. This aluminum beauty sports a second-gen Intel Core i5 processor, Nvidia graphics, two USB 3.0 ports, and a minimum of 4GB of RAM. The notebook also comes standard with a backlit keyboard, powerful speakers, and can be configured with a bright 300-nit 1080p display.