The Best Laptops of 2011
Best Desktop Replacement: ASUS G74SX
Modeled after the U.S. Navy’s Sea Shadow stealth ship and coated in a black soft-touch rubber, this is one mean-looking notebook. The G74SX is not wanting for power, either. It packs a 2-GHz Intel Core i7-2630QM processor, 16GB of RAM, and Nvidia GeForce GTX 560M graphics (with 3GB of VRAM). You also get two hard drives, one of which is an SSD for speedier performance. The 17.3-inch 1080p display is tremendous for playing games or movies using the built-in Blu-ray drive. All in all, this ASUS is a powerful notebook.
Lowest Price: $1,965