High-End Laptop Recommendations Our holiday guides have covered a lot of products so far, and just on the laptop side of things we've looked at budget laptops, Chromebooks, and mainstream offerings – and let's not forget the related Tablets guide, which overlaps with hybrid devices. Today, we wrap up our laptop coverage with the final catch-all category: "high-end" laptops. High-end means different things to different people, and with a price range of $1500 to $3000+ (you can spend more, but we'll try to keep things at least somewhat reasonable) there are a ton of options. The bird's eye overview is that most people spending this much money on a laptop want a top quality device that also offers excellent performance, and it should have a display...

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84 by Dustin Sklavos on 6/20/2011

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15 by Dustin Sklavos on 6/7/2011

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29 by Dustin Sklavos on 5/2/2011

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52 by Dustin Sklavos on 4/26/2011

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76 by Jarred Walton on 4/20/2011

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37 by Vivek Gowri on 3/14/2011

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69 by Ganesh T S on 2/19/2011

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49 by Jarred Walton & Vivek Gowri on 2/7/2011

Tablet Hands-On Roundup

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49 by Vivek Gowri on 1/27/2011

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123 by Brian Klug on 1/13/2011

Dell Latitude E6410: Minding Intel's Business

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51 by Jarred Walton on 12/2/2010

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95 by Jarred Walton on 11/10/2010

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79 by Jarred Walton on 10/21/2010

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13 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/14/2010

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41 by Dustin Sklavos on 8/26/2010

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53 by Dustin Sklavos on 8/19/2010

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52 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/15/2010

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66 by Dustin Sklavos on 7/7/2010

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67 by Vivek Gowri on 7/6/2010

Mobile Buyers' Guide: 14" and Larger Notebooks and DTRs

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64 by Dustin Sklavos on 6/30/2010

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