Toshiba Qosmio G25-AV513 laptop (www.toshibadirect.com)
CNET's rating: Excellent 8.1
The good: Attractive design; crisp display; built-in TV tuner; runs cool and quiet; slot-loading, double-layer DVD burner; excellent software and support
The bad: Pricey; bulky; small touch pad and mouse buttons; less battery life than other desktop replacements
What it's for: It'll get the job done for virtually any computing task, including gaming, recording, and watching TV and DVDs.
The bottom line: Combining TV, DVR, stereo, DVD player and high-performance PC, it's the most complete multimedia experi-ence available in a laptop.
Street price: $2,999
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