New Notebooks For The Holidays

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Dell has released the Dell Vostro V130, pictured at left, a slightly updated version of the lovable, ultralight Vostro V13. A 13.3” screen, 3 1/2 pounds, vanishingly thin, and priced well under a thousand dollars – I can’t understand why everyone doesn’t have one. (We have three in my family.) The new model doesn’t have any big changes – an extra USB port, an HDMI port, some new cooling, and a bright red cover in addition to the traditional silver. More details and pictures here, but really, you ought to just buy one if you’re considering a notebook.

There are so many choices out there! Here are ten new notebooks picked out by a Microsoft team, all under a thousand dollars, from the ultralight Toshiba R705 to the playful, inexpensive Lenovo Thinkpad Edge. Or how about the sinuous curves of the Samsung SF510?

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Don’t forget the Asus laptop clad in bamboo, the Dell Latitude 13, and the other notebooks that I’ve highlighted in the last year. Heck, why not spend a little more and get a Dell Studio XPS 15 with custom art baked into the cover? (Look for “Design Studio.”)

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There’s no reason to get anything bland for yourself for Xmas!