Laptops That Can Replace Your Desktop

Spoke with Karl on the Today Show this morning about laptops. The segment came about discussion about whether laptops would eventually replace desktop PCs. I’m not willing to tout the demise of the humble desktop PC just yet, but I would say that eventually the portable PC will eventually become the primary computing tool for both home and work. When? Not too sure. But with that in mind here are a few notebooks that have come out recently that I rate pretty highly for their varying price points.


  • Ideal entry level machine for students
  • Has AMD Brazos dual core processor
  • 4GB RAM
  • 500GB HDD/DVD/512MB graphics and
  • 15.6-inch screen
  • $599

Toshiba  Satellite C665

  • Cost effective unit with Intel processor
  • Good all round computer for kids/home
  • 4GB RAM
  • 500GB hard drive so plenty of storage
  • 15.6 Widesrcreen
  • HD LED Backlit Display
  • Intel HD Intergrated Graphics 3000
  • $699

HP Pavilion g6-1206AX

  • A lot of features for its price
  • High definition technology means it’s great for watching movies/sport, gaming
  • The AMD A6 processor processes your data faster
  • 15.6-inch diagonal High Definition HP screen
  • $999

Acer Ultrabook

  • Takes the MacBook Air head on
  • Good for home office or when working on the run
  • Two second start up
  • Seven hour battery
  • Always connected to the web
  • Intel second gen processors (up to core i7)
  • 13mm thick
  • $1,199-$1,399

Samsung Series 9

  • One of Charlie’s favourites
  • High-end, super fast laptop
  • Best in its class
  • Ultra-slim and light-weight – 1.06kg
  • Fast Start – three seconds boot-up
  • Comes with i3,i5, i7 processors with solid slate drive options
  • From $1,499