The 10 Best Laptops of 2012
Best Big-screen Notebook: Dell Inspiron 17R SE ($1,099)
This souped-up version of Dell’s mainstream Inspiron line packs a full 17.3-inch 1080p display, a quad-core Ivy Bridge processor, Nvidia GT650M graphics and a spacious 1TB hard drive with a 32GB SSD cache. On top of that, the machine delivers loud and accurate audio courtesy of Skullcandy, as well as a backlit keyboard and number pad. And you can switch out the cool black honeycomb lid for one of your choosing.