It's as though Asus wondered how much power it could stuff into a netbook before people starting mistaking the machine for a notebook. The 1215N contains a dual-core processor, dedicated graphics chip for HD video and a big 12-inch screen, yet manages six hours of battery life and a price tag that's easy on the wallet. It's technically a netbook, but that can be your little secret.
Price: $500 at Amazon
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