LAPTOP Magazine’s Best Notebooks of 2008

Netbook LAPTOP Magazine is publishing their annual lists of various categories (dubious, best, etc.). A few weeks ago, they put together their best notebooks list for 2008 after looking through 111 reviews.

Netbooks definitely made LAPTOP Magazine take notice – they called 2008 “the year of the mini-notebook” and said that netbooks made up nearly 20% of the reviews they published.

Apple’s new 13.3″ MacBook topped the list for best “All-Purpose” notebook, with the redesign as well as the addition of NVidia’s GeForce 9400M graphics chipset playing a prominent factor.

The 8.9″ Acer Aspire One topped their mini-notebook list, with the pricing and features playing a major factor. The 10.2″ MSI Wind U100 came in at the top as well.

The 13.3″ Lenovo ThinkPad X301 captured their ultraportable category, with the Sony VAIO VGN-Z series coming in second.

Dell’s Vostro 1310 was the winner in the business category, with Lenovo’s 12.1″ ThinkPad X200.

Speaking of the X200, the 12.1″ Lenovo ThinkPad X200 Tablet convertible captured the Tablet category. Panasonics Toughbook 30 was the winner in the rugged category.

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