110 Notable Netbooks, Laptops and All-in-One PCs from 2009
2Sony Vaio X Series
On Oct. 8, Sony introduced the Vaio X Series, a 1.6-pound ultramobile notebook PC that Sony called the world’s lightest. It runs Windows 7, includes built-in Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth and Mobile Broadband connectivity and—with a battery slice that adds a few ounces onto its slim physique—can offer up to 14 hours of battery life.
3Nokia Booklet 3G
Nokia, in partnership with AT&T and Best Buy, officially introduced the Booklet 3G, its first PC offering, on Oct. 13. The netbook features include Wi-Fi and 3G connectivity, a weight of 2.75 pounds, a 10.1-inch high-resolution glass display, a 1.6GHz Intel Atom processor, the Windows 7 operating system, and an impressive 12 hours of battery life.
5Acer Aspire One
627-inch Apple iMac
While netbooks ruled the year, Apple introduced two 27-inch iMac all-in-one desktops, which are gorgeous and powerful by just about any standards. Customers can choose a 2.66GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 processor with 8MB of shared L3 (Level 3) cache or a 2.66GBHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor, also with 8MB of shared L3 cache. Both come with the industry’s first mouse with multitouch technology.
7Gateway ZX Series
8Lenovo ThinkPad T400
9Acer Aspire Revo
10HP Envy 15 Series
The Hewlett-Packard Envy 13 and 15 Series (pictured here) arrived on Sept. 15. The Envy 13 features the brightest display in its class, and the Envy 15 is the fastest consumer notebook HP has ever made. Both are light, lean and come in specially designed packing that’s high on looks and recyclability. Starting prices are $1,699 and $1,799, respectively.
11Dell Vostro V13
Geared toward businesses with minimal IT staff, the highly modifiable Vostro V13 was introduced on Dec. 8. In addition to service and security options, Dell focused on aesthetics and durability. The V13 features a 13.3-inch WLED display, has a starting weight of 3.5 pounds and can be configured with up to 4GB of memory, Windows 7 Professional and a 1.3GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor for $699.